Incumbents Mike Tiedeman and Chris Johnson won re-elections and Ralph Clark and Jessica Hart were elected to serve on the Crawford Town Board.
Tiedeman received 88 votes, or 20.9 percent of the 421 votes cast. Johnson, who was appointed to fill a vacated seat in February 2017, received 83 votes, or 19.71 percent. Ralph Clark received 73 votes (17.34 percent) and Jessica Hart received 16.3 percent, or 70 votes.
Incumbent Jeff Peed, who was appointed to the board in July 2017 following the resignation of Cameron Clark, received 66 votes, 15.68 percent of the total votes, and Julie Kinder received 41 votes (9.74 percent). Trustee Chriss Watters, who was serving a two-year term, did not seek re-election.
Ballot Issue 2A, asking voters to authorize a 5 percent special tax on retail marijuana and marijuana products, passed by a 25 percent margin, with 75 voting for and 45 against. Crawford does not currently allow the sale or manufacturing of marijuana or marijuana products.
Of the 307 registered voters in Crawford, 122 ballots were cast, representing a voter turnout of 39.74 percent. Total voter turnout for Delta County was 38.29 percent.
Trustees will be sworn in at tonight's (Wednesday, April 11) monthly meeting, beginning at 7 p.m.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.