S’mass History: Bedford elected to Snowmass Town Council, 1984
On Nov. 8, 1984, an article in The Aspen Times about Snowmass council elections reported, “All four challengers received more votes than incumbents Hayes Jones and Gary Rosenau,” with Pete Bedford receiving the third most votes and final seat on council.
“Bedford, who was forced to step down from the council for health reasons after his last election, said he was anxious to return to the council,” the article continued. “Bedford’s health has been a concern, but he assured voters last week that he was recovered. After the elections, Bedford, 67, said his health was back and he was back on the tennis courts.”
The article went on to say, “The message was clear. The voters in Snowmass want to see a more cautious approach to growth and they think that requires redirection by the Town Council.”