Commissioners take their first re-election steps
Still months away from the November election, three Pitkin County commissioners are gearing up their re-election campaigns.
Commissioners Dorothea Farris and Shellie Roy confirmed yesterday that they will seek re-election on Nov. 2. Commissioner Jack Hatfield has not announced whether he will seek another term, but is currently collecting the necessary signatures to put his name on the ballot.
The deadline to announce candidacy is June 11, by which time 100 signatures of registered county voters supporting the candidate must be turned in.
The election of commissioners is countywide, but candidates run in five separate districts.
In district three, which includes portions of Aspen’s West End and Woody Creek, Roy will seek re-election against candidates Michael Owsley and Bill Mohrman. Both are Woody Creek residents. The three will face a primary on Aug. 10 to determine which two names will be on the November ballot.
Farris will seek re-election in district five, which includes the county’s downvalley population, primarily the Crystal River Valley. She will likely run against downvalley resident Tom McBrayer, who is working to put his name on the ballot.
If he seeks re-election, Hatfield will run in district four. Hatfield, a Snowmass Village resident, will likely run unopposed.
Terms for district one and district two, represented by Patti Clapper and Mick Ireland, don’t expire until 2006.
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