Englewood voters were giving majority support to city council candidates Steve Ward and Jim Woodward in early returns from the 2021 election that ended Tuesday.
Two other council races were uncontested, as was the race to serve as municipal judge.
In unofficial results as of late Nov. 4, Woodward, a former mayor of Englewood, was running 31 percentage points ahead of political newcomer Mary Colecchi, a disabilities advocate and cashier at the city’s golf course.
Ward, a paralegal who has served on council at-large since being appointed earlier this year, was running nearly 15 percentage points ahead of another political newcomer, Belinda Belt Porter, a customer service specialist for a local flooring company and a former teacher, in the race to represent the city's District 4, which covers southwest Englewood.
Councilmember Cheryl Wink ran unopposed for re-election to her at-large seat. First-time candidate Chelsea Nunnenkamp, a deputy political director at a political reform organization, ran unopposed in District 2 in northeastern Englewood.
Municipal Judge Joe Jefferson ran unopposed for re-election.
Voters who live within the boundary of the Englewood Downtown Development Authority (EDDA), which mostly falls in City Council District 1 and some in District 2, were supporting Ballot Issue 6D, a plan to raise the EDDA’s debt limit.
Ballot Issue 6D called for allowing the EDDA to raise its debt limit to $70 million over a 30-year period to fund projects in the downtown area such as improvements in pedestrian access, parking and bike lanes.
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