Esquibel seeks to return to City Council seat

Mayor doing a job now, but ready for Ward 4 race

Posted 8/14/19

A few months sitting in the mayor’s chair will be plenty for Northglenn’s Antonio Esquibel as he seeks to return to his Ward 4 seat in November’s election. Members of the City Council leaned on …

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Esquibel seeks to return to City Council seat

Mayor doing a job now, but ready for Ward 4 race

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A few months sitting in the mayor’s chair will be plenty for Northglenn’s Antonio Esquibel as he seeks to return to his Ward 4 seat in November’s election.

Members of the City Council leaned on Esquibel this summer, selecting him to take over the mayor’s job when then-mayor Carol Dodge stepped down.

Councilors appointed 17-year Northglenn resident Lauren Rodriguez as the city’s junior Ward 4 representative, replacing Esquibel there. He term ends this November.

But now Esquibel said he’s ready to go back.

“I’m a Ward representative,” Esquibel said. “It’s really what I signed up for, what I love doing and really want I want to get back to doing.”

He said he was happy to step in as mayor.

“I’m doing a job is signed up to do, and I always want to complete what I’ve agreed to do,” he said. “But now it’s time to get back to doing what I love doing -- representing my ward.”

Esquibel is one of five now seeking the Ward 4 seat. Potential candidates are Annelies Cunis of Manet Way; Paul C. Kelly of Ura Lane; Luke Lopez of Monterey Circle; and Mary Mondragon of Manet Way.

“I like getting to know the people and volunteering in the community and making it safer and cleaner. That’s what I ran on four years ago,” Esquibel said. “I think I’ve accomplished a lot of that.”

Two are seeking to replace Esquibel in the mayor’s chair. They are current Ward 1 City Councilor Meredith Leighty and Leslie Carrico of East 119th Place.

In all, five Northglenn Council positions up for election on November’s ballot. Others are the Ward 1 seat currently held by Jordan Sauers, the Ward 2 seat held by Becky Brown and the Ward 3 seat held by Marci Whitman.

One candidate, Ashley Witkovich of Larry Drive, is seeking a spot on the ballot for the Ward 1 seat.

In Ward 2, five candidates are seeking a place on the ballot: incumbent councilor Becky Brown, Danielle Henry of Lavinia Lane, Jay Jaramillo of Ogden Street, Paul Weinrauch of Spring Drive and Spencer Yale of Marion Street.

Two candidates are seeking Ward 3 seat: Katherine Goff, of Leonard Lane, and Timothy Postlewaite of 116th Avenue.

According to the City Charter, candidates must collect 25 signatures from Northglenn voters registered in their ward and turn the signatures and a nominating petition into the city clerk’s office by Aug. 26.

Voters go to the polls Nov. 5, 2019.

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