The votes are in. Here are the results of the November 7th election.
Buena Vista School Board
- Brett Mitchell 1,952 51%
- Casey Martin 1,882 49%
At Large 4-year term
- Mallory Brooks 2,031 55%
- Montana Brown 1,633 45%
At Large 2-year term
- Paula Dylan 2,115 58%
- Trinda Windle 1,543 42%
Norman Nyberg and George Richardson were unopposed
Salida City Council
- Adriane Kuhn 432 49%
- Aaron Stephens 452 51%
- Jackie Berndt 305 40%
- Alisa Pappenfort 467 60%
Mayor Dan Shore and Ward 1 candidate Suzanne Fontana were unopposed
Salida City Treasurer
- Wayles Martin 1,041 45%
- Ben Gilling 1,294 55%
City of Salida Ballot Question 300
(would repeals and replaces Salida’s short term rental taxes)
- For 1,102 40%
- Against 1,663 60%
Northern Chaffee County Library District Ballot Issue 6A
(would raise property taxes for the purpose of expanding the Buena Vista Library)
- For 2,519 59%
- Against 1,743 41%
In Chaffee County, 9,472 ballots were cast, or almost 60% of active voters in the county. That compares to only a 37% turnout statewide.
(promised to reduce property taxes while doing away with Tabor refunds)
- For 40%
- Against 60%
(would let the state keep excessive tobacco tax collections and increase the tax on tobacco products)
- For 67%
- Against 33%
In other area Elections:
In the Custer County School Board race Reggie Foster wins with 25% of the vote.
In the Florence School Board race it was Beth Roman with 33% of the vote. Wining in the City of Florence City Council races: James Vanhoutan, Tammy Stone, and Gayle MacKinnon.
Preston Troutman is the Mayor of Canon City after picking up 58% of the vote.
The new Leadville mayor is Dana Greene, who defeated Luke Finken by only 4 votes. Also, both Lake County School ballot issues failed by large margins and Lake County voters said no to the Regional Housing Authority ballot issue.