By Gwen Clayton
The the cities of Edgewater and Lakewood as well as the Jefferson County Board of Education will conduct elections Nov. 7. Interested candidates must file nomination petitions before Aug. 28 with the respective city clerk or school board office
Voters in the City of Edgewater will be electing a mayor as well as three city councilmembers. The mayor serves a two-year term while the city council members serve four-year terms. Incumbents whose terms expire this year include Mayor Kristian A. Teegardin, Mayor Pro Tem Todd Riddle, and councilwomen Laura Keegan and Janet Spangenberg.
To be eligible to hold an elected office in the City of Edgewater, a person must be at the time of his or her nomination: A citizen of the United States; at least 23 years of age; and a registered elector. Additionally, such person must have resided within the City for one year immediately preceding the election and have no convictions for embezzlement, bribery, solicitation of bribery, perjury, subornation of perjury, or any offense involving fraud.
There will be a meeting for all candidates on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 2401 Sheridan Blvd.
For more information, contact City Clerk Lenore Pedroza at 720-763-3002 or visit www.edgewaterco.com.
In the City of Lakewood, there will be an election for one seat in Ward 2, which includes the neighborhoods of Morse Park and Eiberhood as well as sections of West Colfax and 40 West Arts District. Current representatives are Scott Koop and Sharon Vincent. Koop's term expires this year, while Vincent remains until 2019.
Candidates must be 21 years old, a citizen of the United States, a registered voter in the City of Lakewood, a resident of Lakewood for at least 12 consecutive months preceding the date of the election, and a resident of the ward you wish to represent. Any person elected to office must continue to live within the ward from which he or she was elected throughout the term of office.
A Candidate Affidavit must be submitted within 10 days after an individual becomes a candidate and before circulating any petitions. A person is a candidate for election if the person has publicly announced an intention to seek election to public office, or has received a contribution or made an expenditure in support of the candidacy. All candidate committees shall register with the City Clerk within 10 days after accepting any contribution or making any expenditure. All committees must report all contributions received and all expenditures made as defined in Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 2.54.
Candidate packets are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 480 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. For more information, call 303-987-7080 or visit www.lakewood.org/candidateinfo.
Three out of five directors are up for election this year in the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education, including District 1 (Incumbent: Brad Rupert), District 2 (Incumbent: Susan Harmon) and District 5 (Incumbent: Ron Mitchell).
Requirements for School Board candidates include: Must be registered to vote; must be a resident of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election; must be a resident of the director district in which he or she is a candidate; and must not have been convicted of a sexual offense against a child.
Filing papers can be picked up at the Jeffco Public School Board/Superintendent Office located at 1829 Denver West Dr., Bldg. 27, fourth floor, in Golden.
For more information, call 303-982-6500 or visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org.
In all Colorado elections, once declared as a candidate, each person must meet filing requirements under the state’s Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA). Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.