BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
Current GV Mayor Pro Tem George Lantz will become the city’s new mayor after the November 5 election. The deadline has now passed for candidates to submit petitions to get on the ballot and he is the only one running for the position.
In GV District Three, east of I-25 extending to the southern tip of the city, both city council seats are open. One was occupied by Lantz and the other by Steve Moran, who is not running for re-election. Mark Wilson, Brian Strandes, Donna Johnston, and Elizabeth Barnacle are the candidates for the two seats. The election is non-partisan and each candidate runs individually. The top two vote-getters in each district are elected.
Wilson is a local business, tax, and securities attorney. Strandes, a small business owner, and Barnacle, a former county prosecutor, are on the city’s planning & zoning commission. Barnacle is also the daughter of current city council member Judy Hilton. Johnston, whose experience is in public relations, serves on GV’s board of adjustments and appeals.
In District Two, Jill Burbary, a marketing and communications executive who has lived in GV for 30 years, is hoping to be elected to one of the seats presently held by Dave Kerber, a logistics company owner, and Anne Ingebretsen, a former marketing representative. Both Kerber and Ingebretsen are seeking re-election to a sixth term on the city council. District 2 extends from Belleview Avenue to Orchard Road east of Holly Street across I-25 to DTC Boulevard and reaches south to Arapahoe Road west of I-25.
In District Four, which includes the northeast portion of GV and the neighborhoods near Arapahoe and Peoria, local attorney Tom Dougherty and former high school principal Judy Hilton are running unopposed for re-election to a second term on the city council.
Also running without opposition are Jerry Presley, planning a sixth term on the city council, and Dave Bullock, planning a third term, in GV’s western quadrant, District One, which is mostly bound by Holly Street, Clarkson Avenue, Belleview Avenue and Orchard Road.
The election is on November 5. Ballots will be mailed out by Arapahoe County Clerk Joan Lopez beginning the week of October 14. They can be returned by mail or dropped off at any authorized ballot box. One such box is located in the parking lot of GV City Hall and is available 24/7.
Citizens are encouraged to watch The Villager for further information on the candidates.
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