Six candidates were running for three seats on the Englewood City Council. Here's a look at the returns from the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder's Office as of 12:15 a.m. Nov. 8.
All new councilmembers will be sworn in Nov. 20, at which time the new council will also choose a councilmember as mayor.
In the citywide at-large race, Cheryl Wink was leading with 45.5 percent of the 5,524 votes counted and all 25 precincts reporting. Trailing were Joe Anderson with 30.7 percent and incumbent Steve Yates with 23.9 percent.
Wink, who has lived in Englewood for 12 years, is a software architect and statistician. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis, a certificate in economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a master's degree in international studies from the University of Denver, a Ph.D in statistics and research methods from DU and a master's degree in flute performance from DU.
Anderson, who has lived in Englewood for nine years, is the director of Unite Englewood, a coalition of churches and nonprofits that work to serve the city. He worked as a land surveyor and draftsman before beginning a career in Christian ministry.
Yates, who has lived in Englewood for more than 30 years, is owner and operator of Mr. Fire Sprinkler and Extinguisher, a company that installs fire sprinklers and services extinguishing systems. An incumbent, he was first elected in 2013.
In the tight race for council in District 4, which roughly encompasses the southwest part of Englewood, Dave Cuesta was ahead with 51.85 percent of the 1,483 votes counted with all seven precincts reporting. Incumbent Rick Gillit had 48.15 percent. That's a difference of less than 60 votes.
Cuesta, who has lived in Englewood nine years, is the chief compliance officer for Native Roots, a marijuana dispensary company with locations around the state. He is a former criminal investigator for the Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue.
Gillit, who has lived in Englewood for more than 30 years, is a licensed mortgage broker and real estate agent who owns Home Mortgage Lending, a residential lending company that provides loans for buying or refinancing a home. Gillit is the mayor pro tem on city council and was first elected to council in 2009 and again in 2013. This would be the last consecutive term he could serve if he wins.
Incumbent Linda Olson was running unopposed and will hold her seat. District 2 roughly encompasses the northeast part of the city.
Olson, who has lived in Englewood for 31 years, is the interim dean of the Colorado Women's College at the University of Denver and is executive director of DU's Learning Communities and Civic Engagement Department. She was first elected in 2009 and again in 2013, and this will be the last consecutive term she could serve.
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