by Clayton Moore
Local Political Candidates were in their ‘starting blocks’ last week. Their respective starting gate held at the Republican and Democrat County Caucuses last Tuesday, March 4th.
From that County Caucus – Local and State candidates ID themselves to the (voting delegates at the Caucuses) in preparation for the County Assembly meeting where local Delegates get to vote for their choice of Candidate.
Here is a snapshot of what some expect too see at the County Assembly meetings next week. NOTE! These names could change, nothing has been set in concrete yet…
Look for these candidates at your Democrat or Republican County Assembly
GOP – Eagle County Sheriff – James van Beek vs. Joe Hoy (incumbent)
GOP – Eagle County Commissioner – District 2 candidate – Courtney Holm – currently expected to run against Kathy Chandler-Henry – November 2014
GOP – Eagle County Commissioner – District 3 candidate – Dick Mayne
GOP – Eagle County Treasurer – Karen Sheaffer (incumbent) rumored to be running unopposed for this November election.
GOP – Colorado Governor and U.S. Senator (lots of Candidates running here)
EC Democrats – Eagle County Commissioner –District 3 – a Primary Election is currently expected between Pat Hammon and Jeanne McQueeney. Former GOP candidate (now running as a Democrat) Tom Edwards is rumored by most to have little chance against these two women at the County Assembly next week. We’ll see.
EC Democrats – Eagle County Clerk – Teak Simonton (incumbent) rumored to be running unopposed for this November election.
EC Democrats – Eagle County Commissioner – District 2 – Kathy Chandler-Henry (incumbent) expected to be chosen to run against Courtney Holm (R) at the Dems Assembly next week.
Water District – May 2014 – Election Board of Directors – Eagle River Water and Sanitation District
Candidates Expected to be seen on your May 2014 Ballot –
Director District 1
Rick Sackbauer vs. Kaye Ferry
Director District 2
Sounia Nejad Chaney vs. John Rediker vs. Paul Testwuide vs. Celeste Bradway
Director District 5
Matt Scherr vs. Tom Allender
Director District 7
Bill Simmons vs. Thomas King vs. Ellen Eaton
And last but certainly not least…Candidate Randy Wyrick (below) – running for “best pie hole” at the Daily Fishwrap. Randy has our Vote here at the ECT.