Mountain Village holds election June 30; four open Town Council seats and two ballot questions


Words by Nichole Zangara / Election

The Town of Mountain Village will hold a Regular Municipal Election June 30 to elect four candidates. Hitting a record high, 13 candidates declared their candidacy for the upcoming election, and are listed on the ballot in this order: Dan Jansen, David Schillaci, Laila Benitez, Bruce MacIntire, Jonette Bronson, Dan R. Garner, John E. Howe, Jeffrey Fasolo, Dan Caton, Jonathan Greenspan, Suse Connolly, Brian Kanaga, Richard Child. The order of candidates was determined based on a draw by lot. To learn more about each candidate, visit

In addition to electing four candidates, electors may vote on two ballot questions pertaining to Lot640A, site of the former Telluride Apartments. The first ballot question is a citizen-initiated ordinance which limits any increase in density on Lot 640A to 45 units. The second ordinance also pertains to density on Lot 640A and is Town Council-initiated. This ordinance limits density on the site to 60 units in addition to other requirements and limitations.

Ballots will be mailed to registered voters between June 8 and June 12, and may be returned either by mail or in person to Town Hall, located at 455 Mountain Village Blvd., by or before June 30; ballots postmarked June 30 will not be counted. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A sample ballot is available online.

Mountain Village Town Council Candidate Forum

Wilkinson Public Library will host the Mountain Village Town Council Candidate Forum June 10 beginning at 4:45 p.m. in Mountain Village Town Hall. The format will include opening statements by each candidate and three questions pertinent to the election prepared by library staff. Each candidate will be given a specified amount of time to answer each question. To close the Forum, written questions from the audience may be asked by the moderator if time permits. The forum will be streamed live at and available to watch on-demand that same day.