School board election under way
October 25, 2007
Two contested races in the Nov. 6 Roaring Fork School District board election have taken on a bit of a Carbondale flavor, as two seats on the five-member school board could potentially go to Carbondale residents.
Debbie Bruell, a Carbondale parent and school volunteer, is challenging incumbent board member Brad Zeigel, also a parent of Carbondale school children and a local architect, for the District B seat. That director district takes in the majority of the town of Carbondale.
Meanwhile, a quirk in the director district boundaries that extends the District C boundary from the south end of Glenwood Springs along the west side of the Roaring Fork River and up the Crystal River Valley could give Carbondale a bonus seat on the board.
River Valley Ranch resident Bill Lamont, a founder of the former Advocates for Carbondale Education group, is challenging incumbent Bruce Wampler of Glenwood Springs for that seat.
Glenwood Springs resident Myles Rovig is running uncontested for the District D school board seat.
School board members are elected at large by voters throughout the district ” in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt ” though the candidates must reside within specific director districts.
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The Nov. 6 election is being conducted by mail-in ballot in Garfield and Eagle counties, there will be a polling place in the Pitkin County portions of the school district.
Mail-in ballots have been sent in Garfield and Eagle counties to all active registered voters (those who voted in last fall’s general election). Any registered voter who does not receive a ballot by next week should call the county clerk’s office in their county for information on how to obtain one.
Ballots should be returned via mail or in person before election day.
Early voting in Pitkin County is open from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 at the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Aspen during regular business hours. Election-day balloting will take place at polling places in Redstone and Basalt.