Interest high in Eagle town board election
EAGLE, Colorado ” It’s proving to be an active political season in Eagle.
Town residents will elect a new mayor and three members of the Eagle Town Board on April 1. With the deadline for turning in nomination petitions only one week away, two candidates have announced intentions to run for mayor, and seven other residents have picked up petitions for three open town board seats.
Prospective candidates must gather signatures from at least 10 registered voters who live in Eagle to get on the ballot. Those petitions must be filed with Eagle Town Clerk Marilene Miller by 5 p.m., Feb. 29.
Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi and Eagle Town Board Member Ed Woodland have announced their candidacy for mayor.
Additionally, seven community members have taken out town board petitions, but no completed forms have yet been turned in. This week, Town Board Member Kraige Kinney announced he will seek re-election, and Liz Spetnagel, Alex Potente, Roxie Deane, Yuri Kostick, Steve Sheldon and Dave Johnson have taken out petitions for board seats.
In Gypsum, voters will elect three town council members in a municipal election, slated for April 8. To be included on the ballot, prospective candidate must collect signatures from 20 registered Gypsum voters. Completed petitions must be turned in by 5 p.m., March 19.
No completed forms have yet been filed with Gypsum Town Clerk Jenny Ellringer, but three residents have collected petitions: Town Councilman Tom Edwards, Timothy Shaffer and Craig Hoffman.
In order to cast ballots in the upcoming election, Eagle residents must be registered to vote by March 3. To register, visit the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Eagle.
In Gypsum, residents must be registered to vote by March 10.
Requests for absentee ballots may be made in person or in writing. For additional information about the Eagle election, contact Miller at 328-6354. For information about the Gypsum election, contact Ellringer at 524-7514.
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