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See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durango,_Colorado


Next regular municipal election is April 2nd, 2019. 2 At-Large seats will be up for vote. Both incumbents are termed out.


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Overview

  • City Council: 4 Dem, 1 Unaffiliated
  • Mayor: Dem (member of the council, elected by the council)
  • County: La Plata
  • School Districts: Durango 9-R
  • State House: HD 59 (D)
  • State Senators: SD 6 (R)
  • Congressional: CD 3 (R)


Demographics

City Council

Resources


Council

  • Council consists of 5 members, all elected At-Large within the city limits of Durango.
  • Terms are 4 years; limited to 2 consecutive terms
  • Mayor is not an elected position. Mayor is selected by the council and serves one-year terms.
    • Mayor Pro-Tem is done similarly.
  • Compensation (2013 Primer): $500 per month ($750 for the mayor), plus medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • Contact full council:
    • 970-375-5005
    • citycouncil@durangogov.org



Title Name Party Next Election
April
Contact 2019 Margin 2017 Margin 2015 Margin 2013 Margin 2011 Margin
At-Large Sweetie Marbury
Mayor
Mayor Pro-Tem
(Official Bio)
Democrat 2019
TERMED OUT
970-375-5005
SweetieMarbury@DurangoGov.org
X
(Sweetie Marbury)
X
(Sweetie Marbury)
At-Large Melissa Youssef
Mayor Pro-Tem
(Official Bio)
Democrat 2021 970-759-6477
Melissa.Youssef@DurangoGov.org

(Melissa Youssef)
X
(Christina Rinderle)
At-Large Dean Brookie
(Official Bio)
Democrat 2021
Termed Out
970-749-3189
DeanBrookie@DurangoGov.org

(Dean Brookie)
X
At-Large Dick White
(Official Bio)
Democrat 2019
TERMED OUT
970-375-5005
DickWhite@DurangoGov.org
X
(Dick White)
X
(Dick White)
At-Large Chris Bettin
(Official Bio)
Unaffiliated 2021 970-903-7951
Chris.Bettin@DurangoGov.org
1
(Chris Bettin)
X
(Keith Brant)


Expanded Historical Election Results


2017 Results 2015 Results 2013 Results 2011 Results
Melissa Youssef 3,565 votes
Dean Brookie 3,025 votes
Chris Bettin 2,368 votes

(Other Candidates - Results Unavailble)
Tom Eskew
Dave McHenry
Dick White 1,974 votes
Sweetie Anita Marbury 1,938 votes

(Cannot find info if other candidates)
Dean Brookie 2,564 votes
Christina Rinderle 2,392 votes
Keith Brant 1,593 votes

(Cannot find info if other candidates)
Dick White 2,185
Sweetie Anita Marbury 1,705 votes
Emil Wanatka 1,473 votes
Connie Matthews Imig 1,042 votes


Local Media


2019 Election

The regular municipal election is April 2nd, 2019.

2 At-Large seats will be up for vote. Both incumbents are termed out.

Sample Ballot


Candidates

Petition Circulation begins 55 days prior to an election and must be handed in 35 days prior.

  • Started February 6, 2019
  • Handed in by 5pm on February 26, 2019


Seat Name Party Endorsements/Info Contact Questionnaires
At-Large Kim Baxter Unaffiliated Announcement
Chair of Durango Planning Commission
Formerly served on Natural Lands Preservation Board and Multi-Lodal Advisory Board
Website
Facebook
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 3/11/19
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 2/28/19
Coverage of Sales Tax Question
At-Large Jaime McMillan Republican Announcement
LinkedIn
government-funded "...health care choice for everyone, similar to Medicare; legal recognition of same-sex relationships; a Constitutional ban on corporate political donations; repeal of national marijuana prohibition laws; deferment of all student loan payments; and a new $1 trillion stimulus package."
Website (Doesn't work) Coverage of Candidate Forum - 3/11/19
Coverage of Sales Tax Question
At-Large Barbara Noseworthy Democrat Announcement
LinkedIn
Durango Independent Film Board
Durango Playfest Board
Durango Public Arts Commission
Strategic consultant whose clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Food Program
Website
Facebook
Email
(970) 633-0448
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 3/11/19
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 2/28/19
Coverage of Sales Tax Question
At-Large Marcos Wisner Unaffiliated Announcement Website
Facebook
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 3/11/19
Coverage of Candidate Forum - 2/28/19
Coverage of Sales Tax Question


Former Candidate


Seat Name Party Endorsements/Info Contact Questionnaires
At-Large Corey Sue Hutchinson Democrat Announcement


Ballot Measure

Sales Tax


Campaign Finance

Prior to the 2019 election, issues committees only had to report individual contributions of $5,000 or more. Now such committees must disclose donors of $20 and more.

This was accomplished via vote of the Durango City Council. It was unanimous.


Previous Elections