The 2019 Arvada elections will see more than half its city council seats up for reelection, with at least two contenders running for each seat. Four positions — for mayor and three city council …
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The 2019 Arvada elections will see more than half its city council seats up for reelection, with at least two contenders running for each seat.
Four positions — for mayor and three city council seats — are open this year. In total, the council consists of seven members, including the mayor, four district members and two at-large members.
City council members are elected to four-year terms, with the ability to serve up to three terms in a single seat.
Ten individuals have declared their candidacy for this year’s election, with three running for mayor, three for district 2, two for district 4 and two for the at-large seat:
Marc Williams, the current mayor of Arvada first elected in 2011, is running for re-election this year after serving two terms as mayor. Williams also served three terms as a council member at-large, elected in 1999.
Dave Palm is a small business owner in Arvada and serves on the Arvada Historical Society. Palm ran for the at-large seat in 2017.
Harriet Hall acted as chief executive officer and president at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health for 34 years. She is a member of the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Community Table Board of Directors.
City Council District 2
Ethan Lutz is an Arvada resident who currently works as a service leader at an oilfield service company.
T.O. Owens acts as chairman of the city’s planning commission and served eight years on the Arvada Board of Adjustment.
Lauren Simpson works as a foreign policy and diplomacy officer for the Canadian government and is president of the Jefferson County Young Democrats.
City Council District 4
David Jones currently holds the district 4 position after his election in 2015. Jones serves on a number of city committees, including the Arvada Fire Protection District Coordinating Committee and Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority.
Jordan Hohenstein has lived in Arvada for nearly 30 years, volunteered with Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns and ran for Arvada’s at-large seat in 2017.
City Council At-large
Jeffrey Payne Cannon previously served as the city’s planning commissioner and as a member of the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation Board of Directors.
Robert “Bob” Fifer is running for a third term as a councilmember at-large, first elected in 2011. Fifer served as mayor pro tem from 2015 through 2017 and is a member of several committees, including the Adams County Economic Development Association and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
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