Englewood residents will cast ballots in November to determine the outcome of the races for three of the seven seats on the city council. The races …
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Englewood residents will cast ballots in November to determine
the outcome of the races for three of the seven seats on the city
The races became official Aug. 27 as six declared candidates met
the ballot petition requirements to get on the November ballot with
two contender for each of the contested positions.
Doug Cohn and Linda Olson are contenders to be the District 2
council representative. There is no incumbent because current
District 2 council representative John Moore cannot seek
re-election because of the charter term-limit provision setting a
maximum of two terms on the council.
Jerry Furman declared as a candidate for the District 2 race
but, despite his determined effort, he didn’t quite have enough
validated signatures on his nominating petitions.
The District 4 race is a head-to-head contest between incumbent
Wayne Oakley and Rick Gillett, running for the council for the
It also is a two-way race for the at-large seat between
incumbent Jim Woodward and challenger Matthew Crabtree.
Voters also will elect the municipal judge, and incumbent Vince
Atencio is unopposed for that position.
Also, there will be an issue on the ballot seeking to raise the
term limits for council members from two terms to three.
The position of the names are on the ballot and the drawing for
ballot position is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and candidates
can begin putting out signs on Sept. 19.
People who have recently moved or who haven’t voted in a while
can still have a say in the municipal election because the deadline
to register to vote is Oct. 5.
Residents will also hear how the candidates stand on the issues
as the League of Women Voters is scheduled to hold a forum at 2
p.m. Oct. 10 in the community room on the second floor of the
Englewood Civic Center.
This will be an all mail-in ballot election. Ballots are
scheduled to be sent to all active registered voters the week of
Oct. 16 and those ballots must be marked and either dropped off or
returned by mail to the county clerk’s office by 5 p.m Nov. 3 to be
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