The 2019 Arvada election ballots have all been turned in, with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder reporting none of Arvada's races are in danger of falling within mandatory recount …
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The 2019 Arvada election ballots have all been turned in, with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder reporting none of Arvada's races are in danger of falling within mandatory recount territory.
The results show that the 2020 council will see just one change, as Lauren Simpson replaces councilmember Mark McGoff in District 2 and Mayor Marc Williams, District 4 representative David Jones and at-large councilmember Bob Fifer retain their seats.
The council has seven seats in all, including the mayor, four district representatives and two at-large members.
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Councilmembers are elected for four-year terms, with the ability to run again and serve for up to 12 years.
District 2 encompasses the eastern portion of Arvada, with a western boundary that snakes from Wadsworth to Oberon Road, and then up Kipling Street.The seat is currently held by Mark McGoff, who was elected in 2007. Having served the limit of three terms, McGoff will be leaving council this year.Lauren Simpson won the race with 44.1% of the vote; T.O. Owens 37.1%; and Ethan Lutz garnered 18.8%.
8,061 ballots have been counted.
Lutz conceded defeat, congratulating both of his fellow candidates for a race well run.
"There's no way Arvada's going to lose with anyone," he said. "It's been exciting for me to be involved on this level, and to work with T.O. and Lauren."Simpson is president of Jefferson County Young Democrats and works as a foreign policy and diplomacy officer for the Canadian government.Owens has been involved with the city in several capacities, including as chairman of the planning commission, a position he currently holds, and as a member of the Board of Adjustments, on which he served eight years.Lutz works as a service leader at an oilfield service company.
Simpson said she looks forward to serving Arvada.
"I feel very optimistic and very humbled. Both of my opponents have run incredible races," she said. "I could never have done this without my volunteers."
District 4 spans across the western portion of Arvada, with an eastern boundary that runs near Alkire Street and Ward Road.
The seat is currently held by David Jones, who is running for his second term after being elected in 2015.
Opponent Jordan Hohenstein ran for an at-large seat in 2017 and works as brand ambassador.
As of 6:13 p..m. Nov. 6, 10,385 votes had been counted in the District 4 race.
Jones won the race by about 23 percentage points. Jones earned 61.7% of the vote, while Hohenstein earned 38.3%.
The council includes two at-large seats that represent the entire city, with one of them up for election in 2019. The seat is held by Bob Fifer, who is seeking a third term after his election to the seat in 2011.
Opponent Jeff Cannon previously served the city in several positions, including as planning commissioner and board member for the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation.
Fifer won by about 18 percentage points with 58.9% of the vote; Cannon earned 41.1%. 36,290 votes have been counted.
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