Re-1 school board candidate withdraws |

Re-1 school board candidate withdraws

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – One of three candidates for the Roaring Fork Re-1 school board District C seat has withdrawn from the race.

Mary Russell, a Glenwood Springs resident and former teacher at Carbondale Middle School, said Thursday that she has decided not to run for the seat. She initially turned in a nomination petition last week.

Her decision to withdraw leaves Phil Weir and Terry Lott Richardson, both of Glenwood Springs, to vie for the open seat in the Nov. 1 election. The seat is being vacated by Bill Lamont, who decided not to run for re-election.

One other Re-1 school board seat will also be contested. Incumbent board member Myles Rovig and challenger Daniel Biggs are running for the District D seat.

Although candidates must reside in certain director districts, they are elected by all Re-1 school district voters in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.

One other board seat, District B, is also up for election. Only one candidate, Matt Hamilton of Carbondale, declared for that seat.

The two other seats on the five-member school board, held by Basalt-area representatives Bob Johnson and Richard Stettner, are not up for election.

Re-1 is also posing a $4.8 million mill levy override question to voters in the election, which will be conducted by mail ballot. The last day to register to vote in this fall’s election is Monday, Oct. 3. Mail ballots are to be sent out after Oct. 11.

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