Council, school board elections slated


Englewood residents will elect a municipal judge, three city council members and three school board members on Nov. 5.

Voters will elect city council representatives in District 2, District 4 and one at-large candidate.

Rick Gillit, District 2 representative, will seek reelection.

District 4 representative Linda Olson and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward, the at-large representative whose term expires in November, have not officially announced whether or not they will seek another term on the council.

Englewood resident Tim Donohoo has declared himself a candidate for the at-large council position.

Municipal Judge Vince Atencio also has not officially stated if he will seek another term as the state’s only elected municipal judge.

Although November’s election day is more than four months away, the process for city council and municipal judge candidates begins July 1 when the city clerk has candidate information packets ready.

Residents running for city council or municipal judge must collect the signatures of at least 50 registered voters on nominating petitions to qualify to be on the November ballot. The at-large and municipal judge candidates can collect petition signatures citywide. The District 2 and District 4 candidates must collect the signatures of at least 50 registered voters who are residents of the candidate’s district.

The nominating petitions will be available for pickup from the city clerk’s office on Aug. 6. The completed petitions must be turned into the clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

School board members who have terms expiring in November and are eligible to seek another term are Gene Turnbull and Tom O’Connor. O’Connor was appointed to fill a vacancy on the school board in 2009 so, by law, to remain on the board he must seek a full term in the next municipal election.

School board president Scott Gorsky’s term expires in November but, because of term limits, he is not eligible to seek re-election.

All registered voters in the school district are eligible to vote for school board candidates.

Like residents running for city council, school board candidates must collect at least 50 signatures of registered voters on their nominating petitions to get their name on the November ballot.

The petitions will be available from the school administration building on Aug. 7. The completed petitions must be returned to the executive assistant to the superintendent and school board by 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

The city also has placed a non-binding question on the November ballot, asking residents if all aspects of the recreational marijuana industry should be prohibited in Englewood.


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