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Ten candidates vie for 3 seats on Carbondale board

John Colson
Post Independent
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – Town clerk Cathy Derby reported Monday that 10 residents are running for three open seats on the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

Derby sent an “It’s official” email out to town officials late Friday after the last petitions had been turned in by candidates seeking election in the April 3 municipal election.

The 10 candidates are challengers James Breasted, Red Cunningham, Lorey Esquibel, Allyn Harvey, Sean Keery, Bill Lamont, Doc Philip and Stacey Stein, and incumbents John Hoffmann and Pam Zentmyer.

Incumbent Trustee Ed Cortez is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.

The 10 are running for three at-large seats with four-year terms.

The election is to be by mail-in ballot only.

Town administrator Jay Harrington said one or more of the 10 candidates may have come up short in terms of meeting the 25-signature minimum to qualify as a candidate.

Derby was not at Town Hall on Wednesday for confirmation, but prospective candidates who fail to turn in enough signatures have a short period of time to gather more signatures and “cure” their petition’s deficiency.

Harrington also said that at one point there had been 12 petitions circulating, but only 10 had been turned in by the Friday deadline.

Derby told town officials she will conduct a lottery on March 5 to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the ballot.