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Rifle boasts nine candidates for City Council

Heidi Rice
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colorado – If you haven’t sent in your mail-in ballot for Rifle’s municipal election, you might want to do so. All ballots must be at Rifle City Hall by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Rifle residents will vote on two ballot questions. One asks whether voting districts should be formed so that, aside from the at-large candidates, citizens would vote on a candidate from their district. The second ballot question asks whether Rifle City Council members should be limited to a two four-year terms.

Nine candidates are also vying for four open council seats with three incumbent council members running and six new candidates.



The following is information on the candidates, listed in alphabetical order:

• Dan Alvis



Age: 34

Occupation: Mechanic

Years in Rifle: 10

Previous public service experience: None

Address: 770 East 17th Street

• Ron Byrd

Age: 36

Occupation: Heating and air conditioning contractor

Years in Rifle: On and off between 1985 and 1993 and now since 1999.

Previous public service experience: None

• Alan Lambert

Age: 48

Occupation: Rifle business owner

Years in Rifle: 12

Previous public service experience: Eight years on Rifle City Council, the last four as mayor pro tem; Rifle Planning and Zoning Commission; Garfield County Energy Advisory Board; Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce; and a variety of city and community committees.

• Keith Lambert

Age: 60

Occupation: Retired educator

Years in Rifle: 28

Previous public service experience: Mayor of Rifle for the past eight years; Rifle Planning and Zoning Commission; state Climate Control Action panel; state Workforce Development Council; Colorado Municipal League Energy Commission; Rifle Fire Protection District; Rifle Metropolitan Park District; Western Garfield Education Association.

• Jen Sanborn

Age: 42

Occupation: Self-employed photographer

Years in Rifle: 16

Previous public service experience: Rifle City Council member the past four years; Downtown Development Authority, 6 years.

• Fred Schultz

Age. 52

Occupation: Bondsman

Years in Rifle: 12

Previous public service experience: None

• Linda Twidwell

Age: 59

Occupation: Title examiner for Pitkin County Title

Years in Rifle: 24

Previous public service experience: None

• Randy Winkler

Age: 51

Occupation: Co-owner Micro Plastics in Glenwood Springs and Rifle

Years in Rifle: 7

Previous public service experience: Downtown Development Authority; Community Newspapers of Colorado; Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce; Rifle Planning and Zoning Commission

• Doug Winters

Age: 36

Occupation: Detective with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office

Years in Rifle: 8

Previous public service experience: Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club; TeePee Bible Camp; member of the NRA


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