Aspen Times Weekly: On the campaign trail |

Aspen Times Weekly: On the campaign trail

by May Selby
Jayne Gottleib of Shakti Shala with Rebecca Mirsky of Wilderness Workshop.

It’s an election year, which means candidates are campaigning now for the June primaries with the intent to have a shot in the general election this November. In the race for one of the three openings on the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners, candidate Greg Poschman is in the running for the District 3 seat, which is being relieved by Michael Owsley, who will step down due to term limits.

Earlier this week, Poschman organized a meet-and-greet on the patio at Jimmy’s Bodega, drawing a crowd ranging from old-timers to millennials. An Aspen native, he shared his perspectives on the valley’s growth over the past few decades and also recalled several plans for grand development that once threatened areas such as the Hunter Creek Valley and Wildcat Ranch — both of those were thwarted, however.

Guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks and a chance to speak with Poschman about his plans for preservation and growth. Running against Poschman are Hawk Greenway and Scott Writer.

Ballots will arrive in registered Pitkin County voters’ mailboxes this week with the Primary held June 28. Voters can only choose one candidate and the two with the most votes will advance to the November election, according to the Home Rule Charter.

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