Race crowded for City Council at-large seat

Get ready for the signs, speeches and campaigning.

A number of contenders have surfaced to run for the three open Grand Junction City Council seats. The election is April 5.

As of Monday’s deadline for applicants to submit all the necessary paperwork, six candidates should have a shot at the city’s single at-large seat.

They are: John Ballagh, Jim Doody, Aaron Norris, Jacob Richards, Bryan Richmond and Joshua Wussick.

Bennett Boeschenstein is the single candidate for District C, which takes in the eastern edge of the city to Pear Park.

City Council member Sam Susuras is running unopposed for re-election to his seat in District B, the northwest edge of the city. Susuras was appointed last year to the District B seat by the City Council to complete the term of Linda Romer Todd.

District C has been represented by Gregg Palmer for two four-year terms, and the open, at-large seat has been Bruce Hill’s for eight years. Palmer and Hill are term-limited.

City staff have verified the necessary 50 signatures from registered voters for Susuras, Boeschenstein, Norris, Ballagh and Doody.

Richards and Wussick have turned in signatures, but some were insufficient. They have until Thursday to resubmit signatures to qualify as candidates. Richmond’s signatures were received by the deadline and have not yet been verified.


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