Creede voters say yes to reducing number of trustees

Courtesy of Sarah Efthim-Williamson Judges spent the evening in Creede counting the ballots for the 2022 Municipal Election. Left to Right: Kristeen Lopez, Paul Atkinson, John Lawley, Madeline Westbrook, and the pup is Bella.

CREEDE — The City of Creede completed its election Tuesday, April 5, and announced that they received over 50 percent of ballots back.

The main issue on the ballot before registered voters was whether to decrease the number of trustees on the city board, and the measure was passing, 72-65, based on preliminary unofficial results. If passed there will be four trustees and the mayor on the City Council rather than the previous six trustees. The results become official when the election is certified.

The top vote getters after Tuesday’s count were Dana Brink, serving her second term, with 90 votes. Shane Castleberry came in a close second with 86 votes and Lori Dooley was just behind with 82 votes. The final winning candidate to be placed on the four-person board will be Alan Busche who received 74 votes. Eric Gorssman received 46 votes bringing the number of votes to 152 out of 270 voters.

Creede City Clerk Sarah Efthim-Williamson was pleased with the turnout.

“It was an exciting election and was more than happy to call it a day when the unofficial results were in,” she said.

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