by the ECT’s political correspondent
Dateline: Wednesday, April 4th 2012
Eagle’s Election from last night:
Mayor: Yuri Kostick (687) v. Ed Woodland (655) The difference? 32 votes
Town Trustees Elected:
Brandi Resa: 714
Anne McKibbin: 653
Joe Knabel: 595
Didn’t make the cut for Trustee with Eagle voters: John King (529) Jeremy Cossette (262) Max Schmidt (233) Skylar Mitchell (122)
To visit the Town of Eagle, Colorado’s web site with the election results (Click Here)
Gypsum Election for Town Council:
Winners: Incumbent Gary Lebo (319), Incumbent Tom Edwards (301), newly elected Beric Christiansen (290)
Didn’t make the cut with Gypsum voters: Kyle Hall (266) Jim Kinser (255) Ross Graves (212) and Stan McElderry (116)
ECT Analysis: If Eagle’s election is any harbinger of Eagle’s ERS vote scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 – it doesn’t look too good for the Voter Approval of the ERS development project… Eagle’s top vote getter (Brandi Resa) and Eagle’s newly elected Mayor – campaigned against Eagle River Station – and everyone voting in Eagle knows it. It also shows that the majority (barely) of Eagle voters aren’t much concerned with the state of Eagle’s struggling economy and clearly are not convinced ERS v2.0 is what Eagle needs to move ahead economically.
ECT caught wondering…if all the families that have since lost their Eagle/Gypsum homes due to Job Loss and moved out of Eagle/Gypsum…were still here to vote…what would today’s election results look like?
The ECT thinks it’s time to keep track of the (NEW) number of home foreclosures in Eagle/Gypsum (by Zip code) – right after this new crew is sworn into office. So the ECT will!
The good news for Gypsum voters is that they can count on newly elected member Beric Christiansen to keep any eye on all the mitigation issues of any proposed expansion of the Eagle County Regional Airport.