Kaup, Godes win Glenwood council seats; pot taxes pass | PostIndependent.com

Kaup, Godes win Glenwood council seats; pot taxes pass

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