The Apex Park and Recreation District and the Arvada Fire Protection District will both hold their regular elections May 8.
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The Apex PRD has three seats available on its board of directors, who serve four year terms. The board's current president, Jim Whitfield, is leaving due to term limitations, and the other two open seats are those of board members Tommy Skul and secretary/treasurer Kristen Larington, both elected in 2014.
Skul is running for re-election. Eight other candidates are also vying for the three available seats: Liz Tomsula, Andrew Larington, Donald J. Montgomery, Tom “T-Bone” Marks, Richard Garrimone, Gary “Mike” Kerr, Stephanie Allen and Ken Harrell.
Apex PRD Board elections are held every two years to elect new Board members to serve a four-year term. The two current Board members not running at this election are Vicki Pyne and vice president Jeff Glenn, who were elected in 2016 and whose terms continue until May 2020.
The Arvada Fire Protection District is also holding election for three director seats, whom will serve four-year terms.
Current president of the Arvada Fire Board Bob Loveridge is running for re-election alongside current vice president Jeffrey Van Es. Four other candidates are also running for the board: Steve Smith, Debi Luft, James Gagliano and Jim Whitfield — the current president of the Apex PRD board of directors.
The polling place election will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 8 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada; and the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Voters will be able to vote in-person for both elections at both polling places.
Absentee applications for the Apex election can be obtained at apexprd.org/about/board-of-directors. Absentee ballot drop off for the Apex election can be made during normal facility operating hours through May 7, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day at both the Apex Center and the Community Recreation Center.
Absentee applications for the Arvada Fire election are available at arvadafire.com. Leading up to Election Day, absentee ballots can be dropped off at District Headquarters, 7903Allison Way, Arvada during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., until the close of business on Tuesday, May 1.
An additional ballot drop-off location for both elections is located at the offices of the Deputy Election Official, c/o Community Resource Services of Colorado, 7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 103E, Greenwood Village. Drop offs can be made 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 7, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 8.
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