election 2017

Miller takes At Large race for Arvada City Council


Voters decided the outcome of one race, while two more contests feature incumbents running unopposed in the Arvada City Council election. The winners are elected to four-year terms and will be sworn in at 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

The following are unofficial results as reported by the Colorado Secretary of States Office office as of 9 a.m. Nov. 8, with all ballots in Jefferson and Adams countied reported as counted. 


Dot Miller: 27.84 percent

Jim Whitfield: 26.15 percent

Jordan Hohenstein: 18.65 percent

John Malito: 18.18 percent

Dave Palm: 9.18 percent

The race for the open At Large seat of Arvada City Council is the largest candidate pool in recent history. The seat is being vacated by longtime councilman Don Allard, who is retiring. Miller took a narrow lead over Whitfield, but is outside the margin which would call for a recount. The race has not yet been officially called.

“It’s a nail biter right now,” Miller said after the first slew of ballots were counted. “It shows that we all worked really hard. It's too early to do my happy dance yet.”

Wednesday morning, Miller said she feels honored to have been voted onto council by Arvadans.

"I promise to work hard on council for all of Arvada," she said.

Miller, CEO of The Solution, an Association Management Company in Arvada, lives in District 1, but decided to run in the At Large race in hopes of bringing more gender diversity to the Arvada City Council.

Whitfield is the managing director at High Country Workplace Technologies. He also serves on the Apex Park and Recreation District and the Colorado Special District Association.

“We’ve all run a fantastic campaign. It's been very positive from all candidates perspective,” Whitfield said. “Dot will do a good job for the city."

District 1

Incumbent Nancy Ford ran unopposed. Ford, an educator and self-employed market researcher, will embark upon her second term on council. She was first elected in 2015 and will serve another four years.

District 3

Also running unopposed is incumbent John Marriott. A small business owner, Marriott was first elected to council in 2013. He will embark upon his second four-year term on council.

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