Gypsum voters pick incumbents, deputy
Voters re-elected incumbents Tom Edwards and Gary Lebo and chose newcomer Kyle Hall to fill the three vacancies on the Gypsum Town Council.
Turnout was light in Tuesday’s municipal voting although the exact number of ballots cast was unavailable at press time. Fewer than 150 Gypsum residents cast ballots.
Tom Edwards, a retired architect and general contractor who has served on the council for nine years was the top vote-getter. He collected 119 votes. Edwards cited a number of important issues facing the town, including traffic and transportation, water, well-planned development, an outdoor lifestyle, preservation of community heritage and the scenic environment as the most important issues facing the community.
Incumbent Gary Lebo, owner of Alpenglow Property Management and Maid to Order, followed with 103 votes. He has served on the Town Council for 14 years and he cited continued growth of the Gypsum Valley, infrastructure improvements and school and traffic impacts as the biggest issues facing Gypsum.
Newcomer Kyle Hall, a deputy with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, collected 96 votes to earn the third seat. He cited traffic as Gypsum’s biggest issues.
Rounding out the ballot, Malinda Sue Griffin collected 76 votes and Jeff Barkman collected 72 votes in their respective unsuccessful bids for office.
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