That could change with a write-in by March 12
With only four candidates willing to step into the four available Town Council seats, the town of Mt. Crested Butte is cancelling this year’s election.
Incumbent council members Danny D’Aquila, David O’Reilly and Chris Morgan are retaking their respective seats in the council chambers. Todd Barnes, owner of the Avalanche Bar and Grill, will take a seat in place of William Buck, who is term-limited.
Council members are allowed to serve two consecutive four-year terms before they’re asked to sit out for at least one election cycle. Barnes last served on the council from 2002 to 2006 and has since served on the town’s Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission.
With nothing else on the ballot, all of the available council seats filled and no contest for any of them, the council voted at a meeting Tuesday, March 4 to cancel the 2014 municipal election if no one steps up as a write-in candidate.
People can file an affidavit with the town to put a write-in candidate on the ballot through March 12 at 5 p.m. But in the absence of an affidavit by March 13, the 2014 Mt. Crested Butte election is canceled.