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Nominees sought for Vail election

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado — Nominating petitions will be available beginning Monday for candidates interested in running for one of four open seats on the Vail Town Council for the Nov. 8 election. The petitions may be picked up in the Vail Town Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Oct. 7 to circulate and return the nominating petitions. A minimum of 10 valid signatures from registered voters in the town is required for certification.

The four council seats up for election are held by Dick Cleveland, Andy Daly, Kim Newbury and Margaret Rogers. Three out of the four are eligible to run for re-election. Newbury is term-limited and cannot run again. The terms of the remaining council members, Kerry Donovan, Kevin Foley and Susie Tjossem run to November 2013.

To qualify for the upcoming Vail Town Council election, candidates must:

• Be a citizen of the U.S.

• Be a registered voter within Vail.

• Be at least 21 years old.

• Be a Vail resident for two years immediately preceding the election.

Town elections are non-partisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the regular election will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.

Incoming council members receive a salary of $625 per month and the mayor receives a $1,000 monthly salary. The mayor and mayor pro-tem are elected from among the council members and each serves a two-year term.

Voters have until Oct. 9 to register to vote in the upcoming election. Early voting begins Oct. 27. To register, go to You may also verify if you are currently registered to vote at:

Also on the Nov. 8 ballot will be a question asking Vail voters to redirect existing Conference Center Funds to three projects:

• Expansion and improvement of the clubhouse at the Vail Golf Course and Nordic Center, including multi-use community space

• Field expansion and restroom renovation at the Ford Park Sports Complex; and

• Ford Amphitheater improvements, including outdoor seating and restroom improvements.

The state and county elections will be held on Nov. 1, a week earlier than the town’s regular election. The town of Vail’s charter requires the regular election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in odd numbered years. This is different than the election date requirements of the county and state.

For more information, call the Vail Town Clerk’s Office at 479-2136 or visit

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