Sunday, August 25, 2019

Election time in Crested Butte

Six petitions picked up so far

By Mark Reaman

The majority of Crested Butte town council members are up for election this fall. In fact, of seven seats, only councilman Chris Haver doesn’t have to run. So far, six people have picked up petitions indicating an interest in running to fill the seats. No one has submitted a completed petition, which would indicate if the person was running for council or mayor. But current mayor Jim Schmidt has made it known he will be running one last time for the town’s top elected position.

According to Crested Butte town clerk Lynelle Stanford, completed petitions are due back in her office on Friday, August 30 by 5 p.m. The candidates need 10 valid signatures on their petition in order to get on the ballot. Stanford said that valid means the physical address within the Town of Crested Butte of the signor matches the physical address on the voter roll (and they are actually on the voter roll).

The town will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, August 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers for people interested in being on council. The session will be an open house, and you will have the opportunity to ask Schmidt, Haver and staff questions about the process and what to expect if elected. Please call town clerk Lynelle Stanford at 349-5338 if you have any questions.

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