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.