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Nine candidates running for two open Aspen city council seats, mayor's seat

Mar 9, 2015

Nine candidates turned in nominating petitions to City Hall Monday. They are running for two council seats up for grabs in the May election.
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A large pool of candidates is vying for three open seats on Aspen City Council. Monday at 5pm was the deadline for candidates to submit paperwork for the May election. A total of nine people are running.

Current mayor Steve Skadron and former councilman Torre are running for the mayor’s seat. Seven candidates are running for the other open council seat. They are Marcia Goshorn, Tom McCabe, Keith Goode, Andy Israel, Bert Myrin, Mick Ireland and Adam Frisch. City Clerk Linda Manning announced the list of candidates at Monday's city council meeting.

"Those candidates have until March 18th to withdraw, if they so choose. If anyone wants to be a write-in candidate, they have to have the affidavit turned into my office by March 12th."

The candidates had to collect signatures from at least 25 registered voters to be considered for the race. Aspen's municipal election is mail ballot. It'll be held on May 5th.