Going into the 2019 Arvada City Council election this November, city council districts will be slightly different. Arvada City Council voted unanimously March 18 to rezone council district boundaries …
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Going into the 2019 Arvada City Council election this November, city council districts will be slightly different.
Arvada City Council voted unanimously March 18 to rezone council district boundaries to account for significant growth in District 4, which encompasses the northwest portion of Arvada.
Since city council last changed council district boundaries in March 2013, there has been significant growth in the northwest area of Council District 4, with 34.26 percent of the city’s registered voters living in that district.
“We could have waited until the next census, but that data won’t be available until 2021 or 2022,” City Manager Mark Devon explained to council. “With elections coming up, we felt we needed to put this in front of council now.”.
The new boundaries extend District 1 and District 3 west and extend District 2 northeast. City staff will send a postcard to every registered voter whose council district will change.
City council election
Arvada will hold an election in November for mayor and three city council seats — District 2, District 4 and at-large.
District 2 is represented by Mark McGoff, who is wrapping up his third four-year term. As of March 29, two candidates had turned in their paperwork to run for the seat – Harriet Hall and Virge Owens. McGoff is term-limited and cannot run again.
District 4 is represented by David Jones, who was first elected in 2015. He has not yet filed to run for re-election. One candidate, Joshua Jered Rodriguez, has filed to run for the seat.
The at-large seat up for election this year is held by Bob Fifer, who is finishing his second four-year term. At this time, Fifer has filed to run for re-election and no one else has filed to run for this seat.
Marc Williams was first elected mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He has already filed to run for re-election. As of now, he has no challengers.
People interested in filing for candidacy can visit arvada.org/city-hall/election-info/candidate-information. The last day to file a petition for the November election is Aug. 26.
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