Mayor pro tem seeks to keep his seat


Littleton Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Stahlman announced on May 28 that he will seek re-election this November.

Stahlman, who holds an at-large seat on city council, believes his background in finance and management has served the community well for the last four years, and he hopes to continue to focus on tax savings, encouraging job growth and enhancing citizens’ quality of life.

“Littleton’s quality of life doesn’t happen by accident,” Stahlman said in a press release. “It takes vision and dedication.”

Stahlman said that if he’s re-elected, he’ll focus on quality-of life-issues like improving open space and ensuring public safety by continuing to support the police and fire departments.

“You can’t take your eye off people’s livability experiences,” he said. “That’s what makes Littleton such a special place.”

Stahlman has lived in Littleton for 18 years. He and his wife of 28 years, Kelly, have three children. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Albion College and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He’s currently the chief financial officer of ARC Thrift Stores.

The other council seats up for grabs are Jim Taylor’s in District 1 and Bruce Beckman’s at-large spot. Taylor is term-limited. Beckman has yet to announce his intentions.

Those considering a run for council can attend a session led by City Clerk Wendy Heffner and City Manager Michael Penny from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Littleton Center, 2255 W. Berry Ave.

Participants will find out about qualifications, nomination petitions, circulation requirements, political signs, Fair Campaign Practices Act requirements, reporting dates and more.

An election guide will be available at the forum or from the city clerk’s office beginning June 7. For more information, call 303-795-3753 or stop by Littleton Center during business hours.

Littleton Public Schools Board of Education will also need new members this year. LPS canceled its last two elections when nobody stepped up to run against the incumbents. This time, Bob Colwell, Renee Howell and Sue Chandler are all finishing their second four-year terms and cannot run again due to term limits.

Littleton’s municipal election is Nov. 5. School board and city council are both nonpartisan, so candidates don’t have to disclose any affiliation with a political party.


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