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Lamont calling it quits?

Aspen Times Staff Report

Pitkin County Commissioner Leslie Lamont has scheduled a press conference this morning to make an announcement about her political future.

Lamont, whose position is up for election in November, wouldn’t disclose last night whether or not she intends to run again. However, sources said that Lamont informed friends and colleagues yesterday that she would step down.

Two other commissioners whose terms are expiring, Dorothea Farris and Shellie Roy Harper, said two weeks ago that they would seek re-election. Lamont said at that time that she was undecided.

The deadline to turn in a candidate petition to the county clerk’s office is June 9.

Lamont was initially appointed to office when Bob Child resigned, then she was elected to a four-year term in 1996.

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