Next municipal election is March 5th, 2019, with a runoff (if necessary) scheduled for April 2nd, 2019. 2019 will be the first election with March/April in odd years, as previously with was May/June in odd years. The voters of Aspen voted in favor of the move during the coordinated November 2018 election.
Mayor and 2 At-Large council seats will be up for vote, with mayor and one councilor termed out. The second councilor is running for reelection.
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- City Council: 3 Unaffiliated, 1 Democrat
- Mayor: Democrat
- County: Pitkin County
- School Districts: Aspen 1
- State House: HD 61 (D)
- State Senator: SD 5 (D)
- Congressional: CD 3 (R)
|Population||7,359 (July 2017)||x||(US Census Bureau|
|Registered Voters||~5,800 (Nov 2018)||~78%||Deputy City Clerk to Aspen Times|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|White, alone||90%||(US Census Bureau|
|White, alone (Not Hispanic or Latino)||85.5%||(US Census Bureau|
|Hispanic or Latino||8.3%||(US Census Bureau|
|Asian, alone||3.3%||(US Census Bureau|
|Black or African American, alone||2.7%||(US Census Bureau|
|Two or More Races||0.7%||(US Census Bureau|
|American Indian or Native Alaskan, alone||0.3%||(US Census Bureau|
|Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, alone||0.0%||(US Census Bureau|
| Median home value (owner-occupied)
|$563,900||(US Census Bureau|
| Median monthly costs, with mortgage
|$1,794||(US Census Bureau|
| Median gross rent
|$1,247||(US Census Bureau|
| Median household income (2017 dollars
|$64,594||(US Census Bureau|
|Persons in Poverty||9.5%||(US Census Bureau|
For expanded information:
- US Census Bureau
- Statistical Atlas (Use right-hand menu. Some figures also include interactive maps.)
- 2 year terms; no more than 3 consecutive terms. Therefore 6 consecutive years. (This includes filling vacancies and resignations in the City of Aspen.)
- Must be elected with at least 50% plus one vote, otherwise goes to runoff.
- 4 year terms; no more than 2 consecutive terms. Therefore 8 consecutive years. (This includes filling vacancies and resignations in the City of Aspen.)
- Elected At-Large
- Must be elected with at least 45% plus one vote, otherwise goes to runoff.
- Elected by majority council at first organizational meeting after the municipal election.
- Performs all the duties and is vested all the powers of the mayor in their absence.
- Cannot serve more than 14 years consecutively between Mayor and Council.
- Must not serve a total of 4 years in order to not count consecutively.
|Title||Name||Party|| Next Election
|Contact||2019 Margin||2017 Margin||2015 Margin||2013 Margin||2011 Margin|
|Mayor||Steve Skadron||Democrat|| 2019
|| 66.44% (83.22%)
Lee Mulcahy 16.78%
|At-Large||Ward Hauenstein||Unaffiliated||2021|| 970-920-5199
(See below to expanded table)
|At-Large||Bert Myrin||Unaffiliated||2019|| 970-920-5199
|At-Large||Ann Mullins||Democrat||2021|| 970-920-5199
(See below to expanded table)
|At-Large||Adam Frisch||Unaffiliated|| 2019
Expanded Runoff Election Results
|Seat||2017 Runoff||2017 General||2015 Runoff||2015 General||2013 Runoff||2013 General||2011 Runoff||2011 General|
|Mayor. Must be 50% plus one or more in the General, or goes to Runoff|
|Mayor||(No Runoff)|| Steve Skadron 83.22% (i)
Lee Mulcahy 16.78%
|At-Large Councilors. Pick 2. Each must be 45% plus one or more in the General, or goes to Runoff|
|At-Large|| Ward Hauenstein 50.73%
(Difference of 27 votes)
| Ann Mullins (i) - 1,108 votes
Torre - 972 (Runoff)
Ward Hauenstein - 894 votes (Runoff)
Skippy Mesirow - 792 votes
Art Daily (i) - 635 votes (Incumbent defeated)
Sue Tatem - 71 votes
| Bert Myrin 65.6%
Mike Ireland 34.4%
Source: Official City of Aspen Website
- 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 5 p.m.
- 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 5 p.m.
- Every Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Broadcast on CGTV Channel 11, and Webcast live and archived. (Link also includes minutes and agendas.)
- Aspen Daily News
- Aspen Times
- Aspen Public Radio
- GrassRoots TV
- Aspen Sojourner (Primarily arts, culture, and activities, but also does some local news coverage.)
General Election is March 5th, 2019. Mayor and 2 At-Large council seats are up for vote.
Aspen has a runoff system, requiring the Mayor to get 50% plus one votes, and each of the two available At-Large council seats receiving 45% plus one votes to be elected outright.
The runoff is scheduled or April 2nd, 2019.
Winners will begin their terms in June.
Petitions were circulated in December.
From Aspen Clerk's Office: Election Day for the 2019 General Election will be held on March 5th. Ballots will be mailed out on February 11th and early voting will begin in the Clerk's office on February 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mail ballots may be dropped off in the Clerk's office between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Aspen Public Radio page tracking their candidate interviews
- Aspen Times Election Section
- Aspen Daily News 2019 Election
Current Mayor Steve Skadron is termed out. Skadron is unable to run for council due to the charter rule of serving no more than 14 years consecutively. He was first elected to council in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He was elected as mayor in 2013 and re-elected in 2015 and 2017. As council seats are 4 year terms, the next council term for this election would end in 2023, 16 consecutive years after he was first elected, in violation of charter. In accordance to charter, he must sit out the next 4 years so they do not get counted as consecutive (partial terms are considered full terms in this regard. Charter explicitly states it). He can next be on a City Council or Mayoral ballot in 2023.
Adam Frisch is termed out of his councilor seat, and will be running for Mayor.
(i) = incumbent
(i) = incumbent
- Thursday 1/10/19 5:30p-7:30p--"City Outreach"--Aspen Police Department community room
- Thursday 1/24/19 (time?)--"Local Business"--Bootsy Bellows
- Thursday 1/31/19 (time?)--"Community Health"--Bootsy Bellows
- "Squirm Night", an Aspen tradition. A collaboration between Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, Aspen Public Radio, and GrassRoots TV.
Filing Dates (according to Aspen City Clerk's office):
February 12, 2019
- February 25, 2019
- February 28, 2019
- April 4, 2019
EDITORIAL NOTE: Figures between Total Contributions and subtraction of Total Expenditures will not always necessarily equal Cash On Hand. This is commonly due to money being left over from previous campaigns.
|Seat||Name||Party||Total Contributions||Total Expenditures||Total Cash On Hand||Total IECs||Notable Individuals|
|Mayor|| Adam Frisch
|Mayor|| Cale Mitchell
(No reports filed as of 2/28/19)
|Mayor|| Ann Mullins
([ Report 2])
(Plus candidate loan for $1,000)
|At-Large|| Bert Myrin
|At-Large|| Linda Manning
|At-Large|| Skippy Mesirow
(Plus candidate loan for $921.34)
|$8,732.74||$4,073.59||Governor Jared Polis - $250|
|At-Large|| Rachel Richards
|Democrat||$19,179.99||$15,402.93||$3,777.06|| Candidate Contributions - $5,750 |
Arapahoe COunty Commissioner Bill Holen - $100
State Rep. Julie McCluskie - $50
State Sen. Kerry Donovan - $50
|Name||Stance||Registered Agent(s)||Total Contributions||Total Expenditures||Total Cash On Hand||Total Non-Monetary Contributions||Notable Individuals|
| One for Aspen
|FOR Lift One|| Bryan Peterson
partner at Norway Island LLC
|$150||$0||$150||$67,553.81|| Norway Island LLC and Lift One Lodge Aspen |
Mick Ireland appears to be paid for fascilitating the mailer campaign.
| Committee to Improve Lift One
| AGAINST Lift One
Op-Ed by Registered Agent
|Enna Kutz, of Boston||$15,000||$0||$15,000||$0||Shadow Mountain Townhome Association - $15,000|
| No on Lift 1A
|AGAINST Lift One||Roxana Aslan||$0||$0||$0||$500|