January 19, 2011
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Joe Bird, a Craig City Council and Craig Chamber of Commerce Board member, said he’s concerned about the perception of having three council members on the Chamber board. “I wondered if people would be able to recognize that it’s Craig Steel, (Colorado Northwestern Community College) and Cook Chevrolet representing the Chamber and not three city councilmen,” said Bird, referring to council members Don Jones, Gene Bilodeau and himself, respectively.
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.
Craig City Council member Terry Carwile announced this afternoon his intent to run for mayor in the city’s April municipal election. The 63-year-old Carwile will be running for the position currently held by Don Jones. Jones, who is term limited as mayor, served several terms as a council member and six years as mayor.