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Ward Hauenstein

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  The Aspen City Council chose a financing option for new city offices this week.

Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein fought their way through a crowded field to be elected to Aspen City Council. Mullins was elected in the first round of voting. Hauenstein was elected Tuesday night by a narrow margin of just 29 votes in the runoff election.

Christin and Alycin Bektesh sat down to talk about sthe mood on election night, big decisions facing the council and what the new dynamic might bring.

      

The final results were put up Tuesday evening

First-time candidate Ward Hauenstein has bested competitor Torre by 29 votes to become Aspen’s newest councilmember. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the city clerk’s office last night as the results were announced and brings us this report.

Aspen City Council candidates Torre and Ward Hauenstein were in the hot seat during this week’s “squirm night” hosted by the local papers.

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The runoff election for the remaining open Aspen City Council seat concludes Tuesday.

Ballots are in the mail for the Aspen City Council run-off election between Torre and Ward Hauenstein.

Valley Roundup, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

This is Aspen Public Radio. I’m Christin Kay. Aspenites are deciding now and in coming weeks who to elect as mayor and who fills two council seats. There’s been a few public debates and the candidates are starting to show their colors. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason moderated two debates and has attended others.

 

Aspen Councilman apologizes for not reading nearly 8,000 emails

Apr 17, 2017

After four years in office, Aspen City Councilman Art Daily who is running for another term, is finally receiving emails that are being delivered to his government account.

On Monday, the city of Aspen’s IT department began forwarding Daily’s emails to his private business account at the law firm, Holland & Hart, LLP The move is in response to the revelation that Daily has never looked at his City of Aspen email account.

Candidate Survey

Apr 12, 2017

  

Aspen’s spring elections are coming up on May 2, and eight candidates are running for office. We interviewed all of them and also requested that they fill out this survey. Hear and read their answers right here, on Aspen Public Radio.

Running For: City Council 

Candidate Statement: I am running for City Council because I love Aspen. I met my wife of 36 years in the Bell Mountain lift line. We have two children that were born here, went to school here and both learned to ski at age 3. We, along with a couple of friends, started the Aspen Gymnastics program. We have dedicated our lives and time to raising our girls in this community, endless white knuckle drives to the front range for hockey, gymnastics and soccer included. I have more time now.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Prospective candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor can now throw their hat in the ring for this spring’s election.

Developer Mark Hunt infuses $50K into Base 2 campaign

Oct 15, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

Campaign finance reports were filed with the city of Aspen Tuesday and the developer behind the proposed Base 2 lodge has raised 10 times the amount than the opposition. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Prominent downtown landlord Mark Hunt has donated $50,000 to his issue committee, “Citizens for Aspen Alive”. His opposition, “Vote No on Base 2” has raised just over $4,000 between June 16 and Oct. 8.

 The full broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development.