Fourth candidate joins Basalt mix |

Fourth candidate joins Basalt mix

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” An election that could reshape the seven-member town council isn’t drawing an overwhelming amount of interest so far, but candidates have until Feb. 29 to commit.

So far, only four potential candidates have emerged for the four seats. Willits resident Bill McEnteer, a volunteer firefighter, was the person who most recently picked up a candidate nomination petition at Town Hall. Garret Brandt, an attorney, and Valerie Britt-Kalberg also have taken out nomination petitions.

Two incumbent council members have declared they will not seek re-election. Laurie Dows and Mark Kittle said they will step down when their four-year terms expire this spring.

Incumbent councilman Glenn Rappaport said he is leaning against running, but reserved final judgment.

In the mayor’s race, only incumbent Leroy Duroux has taken out a nomination petition. He is finishing his first four-year term as mayor.

No candidate is official until they submit a petition with the signatures of at least 25 registered electors from Basalt. The petitions must be submitted to Town Clerk Pam Schilling by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29.

The election is April 1. The last day for residents to register to vote in that election is Monday, March 3.

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