Three council seats up for election


Three Arvada City Council seats will be up for election this November — Councilmember-at-Large, District 1 and District 3.

The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To qualify as a candidate for the election, a person must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States and be a qualified elector of the city of Arvada for at least one year prior to the election.

Candidates running for the District 1 and 3 seats must reside in the respective district; candidates running for the At-Large seat can reside anywhere in Arvada.

To qualify as a candidate, a person file a candidate affidavit form with the city within 10 days of publicly announcing their intent and having received a contribution or making an expenditure in support of their candidacy.

Beginning Aug. 6, candidates can begin circulating their nomination petitions.

Each candidate must receive 25 signatures from registered electors within their respective district, or from throughout the city for the At-Large seat.

Candidates must file their petitions with the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

Candidates must also file a committee registration form with the City Clerk’s office before receiving a contribution or expending funds on their campaign. Candidates also must file contribution and expenditure reports throughout their campaign as well.

The City Clerk’s office has prepared notebooks for candidates that include all necessary forms and information.

To pick up a notebook, visit the City Clerk’s office on the third floor of City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road.

Some forms and more information are available online at

For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 720-898-7550.

Three candidates have announced their intent to run for the open seats. Candidates include Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Zenzinger, who is running for re-election to District 1.

District 3 Councilwoman Shelly Cook has announced she will not run for re-election; John Marriot and Justin Vicroy have announced their intent to run for the seat.

Councilman-At-Large Don Allard has not yet announced if he will run for re-election.

Elected councilmembers will serve four-years beginning the first regular council meeting following the election.


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