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Kaup, Godes win Glenwood council seats; pot taxes pass

Shelley Kaup
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION RESULTSCity Council At-LargeShelley Kaup - 811Charlie Willman - 724Jonathan Gorst - 211Rick Davis - 198City Council Ward 5Jonathan Godes - 272Amber Wissing - 124Don "Hooner" Gillespie - 53City Council Ward 2Rick Voorhees (unopposed)Issue 1 (Marijuana sales tax)Yes - 1,205No - 813Issue 2 (Marijuana wholesale tax)Yes - 1,260No - 764  Council Ward 5

Glenwood Springs voters returned former City Councilor Shelley Kaup to council in the city election that concluded Tuesday, favoring her in the four-way race for the open at-large seat over Charlie Willman, Jonathan Gorst and Rick Davis.

Kaup will succeed Stephen Bershenyi, who was term-limited after two, four-year terms on council.

In the three-way race for the open Ward 5 seat, Jonathan Godes won over Amber Wissing and former Councilman Don “Hooner” Gillespie. Godes will take the south Glenwood seat held for the past eight years by Leo McKinney.

Glenwood voters also approved two new taxes on recreational marijuana activity in the city, favoring a 5 percent tax on retail sales, as well as a 5 percent excise tax on wholesale transfer of marijuana products from cultivation and manufacturing operations to retail stores.

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