Only two races will be contested in Grand Junction City Council election

Three seats on the Grand Junction City Council will be up for grabs in the upcoming election, but only one race will be contested.

As of press time, John Ballagh, Jim Doody and Aarron Norris had submitted at least the 50 signatures of registered city voters required on a petition to run for council. All three are competing for the at-large seat held by Bruce Hill, who is term limited.

Three other potential candidates for the at-large seat turned in fewer than the required number of signatures. However, they had until 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 to submit the necessary signatures. They are: Jacob Richards, Bryan Richmond and Joshua Wussick.

In District B, Council member Sam Susuras is running unopposed. He was appointed to complete the term of Linda Romer Todd.

Bennett Boeschenstein is the sole candidate in District C, which is currently represented by Gregg Palmer.

Four council members are in the middle of their current four-year terms: Mayor Teresa Coons, Bonnie Beckstein, Tom Kenyon and Bill Pitts.

Mike Moran has worked as a news and sports reporter, and news manager for the past 30 years, in markets that include Rochester, New York; Colorado Springs; Panama City, Florida and Monroe, Louisiana. He also teaches Speechmaking at Mesa State College and assists his wife, Toni Heiden, in managing her real estate company in downtown Grand Junction. Mike is active in Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, the Mesa State MBA Alumni Committee, Habitat for Humanity, the United Way and the Botanical Gardens of Western Colorado.
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