Mountain Village Town Council Candidate Forum June 4, 2019

Words by Kathrine Warren / Election

The Wilkinson Public Library will moderate a Mountain Village Town Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, June 4 beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Mountain Village Town Hall.

The forum will begin with a candidate mixer at 5:15 p.m. followed by candidate introductions at 5:50 p.m. 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 moderator will ask for written questions from the audience if time permits.

The forum will be streamed live at townofmountainvillage.com/video or facebook.com/townofmountainvillage/ and available to watch on-demand immediately following the event.

The Town of Mountain Village Regular Municipal Election will take place June 25 to elect four Town Council members.

Six candidates are running and are listed on the ballot in this order (which was drawn at random): Chris Busbee, Peter Duprey, Dan Caton, Kara Mills, Laila Benitez and Martinique Davis Prohaska. To learn more about each candidate, visit townofmountainvillage.com/candidate.

The four Town Council seats up for election are currently held by Mayor Laila Benitez, Mayor Pro Tem Dan Caton, Dan Jansen and Bruce MacIntire. Benitez and Caton are running for a second term.

Jansen is termed out after serving two four-year terms. He was first elected in 2011 and served as mayor of Mountain Village from January 2013 through June 2017. MacIntire was elected in 2015 and has decided not to pursue a second term.

Once elected, the new council will convene July 18 where the mayor and mayor pro tem will be appointed by the new town council.

Ballots will be mailed to registered voters between June 3 and 10 and may be returned either by mail or in person to Mountain Village Town Hall located at 455 Mountain Village Blvd. Suite A by or before June 25, 2019 to be counted. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.