While state and federal elections are still nine months away, several local municipalities are preparing for their local elections, which will take place on Tuesday, April 7.
Town of Fraser
Four seats on the Town’s Board of Trustees were open for the 2020 election: Mayor and 3 Trustees.
Mayor Philip Vandernail, Mayor Pro-Tem Eileen Waldow and Trustee Parnell Quinn all submitted materials to pursue reelection and Trustee Herb Meyring will end his term in April.
Brian Cerkvenik was the sole Fraser resident to submit his nomination packet.
As a result, the Town will be introducing a resolution at the February 19 meeting to cancel their election, since they did not have more candidates than open seats.
On April 7, the following Fraser residents will be declared elected:
- Trustees: Eileen Waldow, Parnell Quinn and Brian Cerkvenik
- Mayor: Philip Vandernail
The Mayor and Board of Trustees are all elected at-large for four year terms of office.
Town of Grand Lake
Five seats on the Town’s Board of Trustees are open for the 2020 election: Mayor and 4 Trustees.
Two Grand Lake residents are running for the position of Mayor: current Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Kudron and Robert Canon.
Five candidate are running to fill the four Trustee positions: current Trustee Tom Weydert, Ernie Bjorkman, Melissa Ratzmann, Jonah Landy, and Michael Arntson.
Three of the candidates will be elected to four-year terms and the candidate with the fourth highest vote total will serve out the remaining two years of former Trustee, Phyllis Price’s term. Mayor James Peterson and Trustee John Rourke did not seek reelection.
Town of Winter Park
Four seats are open on the Winter Park Town Council.
Councilman Mike Periolat and Mayor Jimmy Lahrman have submitted materials to pursue reelection and Councilmen Charles Banks and Jim Myers will end their terms in April.
Winter Park residents Jennifer Hughes, Prescott Sutcliffe, Al Furlone, Jeremy Henn and Mike Davlin will join Lahrman and Periolat in the run to fill the four council seats.
Towns of Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs
The Towns of Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs moved their municipal election to coincide with the coordinated election in November. Municipal election information will be available closer to that date.