Chamber plans virtual forum for city council candidates

A virtual forum will feature eight candidates vying for four seats on the Grand Junction City Council.

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the Zoom forum for noon Feb. 16. 

The event is free, but registration is required. To register or obtain more information, call 242-3214 or visit www.gjchamber.org.

The municipal election set for April 6 will pit two candidates in each of four races:

In District A, Mark McCallister faces Rick Taggart

In District B, Greg Haitz faces Dennis Simpson.

In District E, Jody Green faces Abe Herman.

In a race for an at-large seat on the council, Kraig Andrews faces Randall Reitz.

Although the city is divided into districts for representation on the council, voters can vote for all the candidates on the ballot. The same ballot is sent to all eligible voters.

The election is open to voters who’ve lived in the city and Colorado for at least 22 days prior to the election and are registered to vote.

Ballots are generally mailed 22 days before election day. Those who don’t receive a ballot should call the city clerk’s office at 244-1509. Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on election day. 

Additional information about the election is available on the city website at www.gjcity.org.