The contest for mayor in Cedaredge, like the mayor's race in Orchard City, finds an incumbent trustee running against a former trustee for the position. Both candidates have extensive town board experience and are well-known and well-liked by townspeople.
Ray Hanson is a Cedaredge native who has been involved in many community improvement projects and activities over his career. He is currently completing his second consecutive term as a trustee. He owns a business in Cedaredge
Hanson's opponent, Gene Welch, served two elected terms on the town board and was also mayor pro-tem. He retired from a corporate career in sales and management, and he has owned a local business with his wife for 18 years.
The trustee election this year in Cedaredge brought out two candidates seeking to serve. There are three board openings.
Dayton Myers is an incumbent seeking a second term on the board. Myers is a plant operations manager for the Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association.
Also running for board is Bob Michael. He seeks a first term. He has served on the town planning commission and is active in both Rotary Club and Lions Club. His wife, Patti, is a current member of the town board.
There is one other opening on the board that will go unfilled until after the election.