Need-to-know info for city council elections

Deadlines and candidates for November city council elections in Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Brighton and Commerce City

Liam Adams
ladams@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 4/26/21

Though municipal elections are a little over six months away, the seeds of campaign season are already in the ground. Several candidates in Thornton and Westminster have thrown their names in the hat …

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Need-to-know info for city council elections

Deadlines and candidates for November city council elections in Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Brighton and Commerce City

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Though municipal elections are a little over six months away, the seeds of campaign season are already in the ground.

Several candidates in Thornton and Westminster have thrown their names in the hat and it won’t be for another few months until people can circulate nomination petitions.

For those interested in running for city council, there is still time.

In Westminster, there is an election for mayor and three at-large council seats. Thornton and Northglenn have four council seats up for election, one for each ward. In Commerce City, there will be elections for two at-large council seats, one seat for Ward 1 and one seat for Ward 3. Brighton has a mayoral election and races for four council seats, one for each ward.

Anyone interested in running has to file a candidate affidavit with the city clerk’s office within 10 days of announcing their candidacy. A candidate needs to file an affidavit before circulating nomination petitions, which they can begin doing August 3. The deadline to file nomination petitions is Monday, August 23.

Other important election dates are Oct. 11, when the county clerk can begin sending out mail ballots. The election is on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The following people in each city have filed candidate affidavits, according to city clerk’s offices:

For Westminster mayor, there is Nancy McNally, Anita Seitz and Austin Watts. For councilor at-large, there is Bruce Baker, David DeMott, Kathleen Dodaro, Obi Ezeadi, Sarah Nurmela, Kathryn Skulley and Jon Voelz. For more information, see the city of Westminster’s election page:https://www.cityofwestminster.us/Government/Departments/CityClerk/Elections/municipalelection.

For Ward 1 councilor in Thornton, there is Sherry Goodman and Kathryn Henson. There is Jessica Sandgren and Roberta Ayala for Ward 2; Kate Miya and Tony Unrein for Ward 3; and Angie Bedolla and Karen Bigelow for Ward 4.

In Northglenn, Gerald Montour has so far submitted a candidate affidavit to run for Ward 2. In Commerce City, Kristi Douglas has submitted an affidavit to run for at-large and Cassie Ratliff has done the same for Ward 3.

Anass Maksi has filed an affidavit for Brighton’s mayoral race.

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