March 31, 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.
Three Craig City Council positions and the mayor’s seat are up for grabs in April’s municipal election. The terms of council members Ray Beck, Joe Herod and Byron Willems, as well as Mayor Don Jones, are expiring. Council members serve four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. The mayor’s position is limited to three, two-year consecutive terms.
Willems plans to bring draft to city in the future
Craig City Councilor Byron Willems said he was "shocked" by how much alcohol was available to his daughter when she graduated from Moffat County High School in May 2008.
Riley only new member as incumbents remain
Upon hearing that she won her first-ever bid for public office, Craig City Councilor-elect Jennifer Riley's voice was calm, but the tears in her eyes betrayed her excitement.
Below is the first part of a question and answer series with each Craig City Council candidate who will appear on the April 7 municipal election ballot.