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Scherr challenging Flaherty to become Minturn mayor

Matt Scherr.
Special to the Daily


The Minturn election will be April 5. The Vail Daily will be printing each candidate’s answer to a questionnaire in the following days.

There are two candidates running for one, two-year term for mayor:

Hawkeye Flaherty (Wednesday)

Matt Scherr (Wednesday)

There are five candidates running for three, four-year Town Council seats:

Terry Armistead (Thursday)

George Brodin (Thursday)

Harvey Craig (Friday)

Sidney Harrington (Friday)

Johnie Rosenfeld (Friday)

To see candidates answers, visit

Name: Matt Scherr.

Occupation: Hmm, opportunist? (Marketing, political strategy, business consulting, property management, wedding officiant, travel writer.)

How long have you lived in Minturn? 14 years.

Why do you want this job? The secret’s out: Minturn is a diamond in the rough, and lots of people are coming to us with their vision of what we should become. Residents are engaged and inspired right now to determine our own future, and I believe our town government needs to have new perspective to respond to and harness that energy.

Why are you the best person for the job? Even a small town benefits from a change in perspective and leadership every now and again (or in our case … almost 20 years), and right now I believe there is an energy in Minturn that will ignite, if we provide the spark.

What’s the most important issue facing the town today? Coming together as a town and figuring out who we are and what we want to be. This affects nearly every level of government, from providing basic services to planning for future development.

What’s your opinion of the Crave Community Co. land swap proposal? I do not support the current concept because it includes Grouse and Meadow mountains. My hope is that we use this experience to proactively create our own vision of Minturn and welcome any developers who can help us realize that vision.

In four years, what would you like the town government to have accomplished? A community plan that captures the unique character and potential of Minturn, along with design guidelines and town programs that inspire the creativity of residents, businesses and developers.

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