March 2 was the deadline for those wanting to run for municipal office to have their nomination petitions submitted to the town clerks. Here are the people who want to serve on the town boards in the North Fork Valley.
Seeking election to the five open seats on the board of trustees in Hotchkiss are Dustyn Foster, Jane Wills, James Roberts, Georgia Hopper, Carrie Wingfield, Mary Hockenbery and Ralph Sandmann III.
Dustyn Foster is running for a second term. The town clerk found that some of the 10 names on his petition were not registered voters. He has until Friday, March 9, to turn in the required number of 10 registered voters.
Jane Wills and Carrie Wingfield were appointed to the board and therefore are running for their first elected terms.
Of the five positions available, the three candidates with the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, while the remaining two will serve two-year terms.
The Town of Crawford has one candidate for mayor. It is Susie Steckel who is currently on the board as a trustee.
There are four positions open on the Crawford town council for trustee. Running for those positions are James Sorensen, Jennifer Ludwig, James Chandler, Larry Kontour, Wanda Gofforth and Christie Young.
Young was appointed as a trustee recently, and is running for her first elected term.
Of those elected in Crawford, two will serve four-year terms and two will serve two-year terms.
In the Town of Paonia, Mayor Neal Schwieterman is running unopposed for another four-year term.
The town needs three trustees who will serve four-year terms. One new trustee will serve a two-year term.
Those running for trustee are Karen Fogg, Ross King, Larry Wissbeck, Amber Kleinman, Eric Goold and Bill Powers.
The municipal elections will be conducted by mail ballot, and must be returned by Tuesday, April 3.blog comments powered by Disqus