February 3, 2009
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Voting results from today’s Craig municipal election are now finalized and city voters have elected a new mayor and three city council members. Turnout was 51.9 percent in the all mail-in ballot.
AARP chapter hosts forum with mayoral, council contenders
Craig resident Marlene Griffin has yet to fill out her ballot for Craig’s municipal election. The 74-year-old Griffin said it'll be hard to sit down and pick which candidate should be Craig’s new mayor, as well as decide between six candidates vying for three council positions in the April 5 municipal election. However, she said attending Monday’s candidate forum hosted by Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 at Sunset Meadows I would help her make a decision on the city offices.
The eight candidates in next month’s Craig municipal election — two for mayor and six for city council — recently answered questions for the Craig Daily Press. The interviews with each candidate are below.
Don Jones vying to continue longtime city service in April election
The last six years of Craig resident Don Jones’ life were the best yet, he said. It’s no coincidence, Jones said, those years were spent serving as Craig’s mayor. But, he was recently faced with a decision regarding his public service.
With city election nearing, mayor questions whether request is politically motivated
Two months. That’s how long Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner asked the commission and Craig City Council delay negotiations concerning the Moffat County Public Safety Center lease. However, Danner and Craig Mayor Don Jones disagree about the reasoning for the discussion delay.
It's noon Tuesday, Election Day, when Craig Mayor Don Jones walks into JW Snacks for lunch. He orders a blackened catfish sandwich, fries and iced tea, and settles in for a conversation.
Below is a question and answer segment with Craig Mayor Don Jones, who is running unopposed for his third term in Tuesday's municipal election.
Candidate nomination petitions available Monday
The city of Craig may face serious tests in the next four years, City Clerk Shirley Seely said, which means there could be a lot riding on the April 7 municipal elections.