Grand Junction

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


Next regular municipal election is April 2nd, 2019. Seats for Districts B and C plus one At-Large seat will be up for vote.


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Overview

  • City Council: 5 Rep, 2 Dem
  • Mayor: Rep (mayor is a councilor, elected by councilors)
  • County: Mesa
  • School Districts: Mesa County Valley 51
  • State House: HD 55 (R), HD 54 (around borders) (R)
  • State Senators: SD 7 (R)
  • Congressional: CD 3 (R)


Demographics

City Council

  • Mayor is not an elected position. Every May, councilmembers vote on a mayor.


Title Name Party Next Election
April
Contact 2019 Margin 2017 Margin 2015 Margin 2013 Margin 2011 Margin
District A Phyllis Norris Republican 2021 (970) 244-1504
phyllisn@gjcity.org
1
District B Barbara Traylor Smith
Mayor
Republican 2019 (970) 244-1504
barbaras@gjcity.org
1
District C Bennett Boeschenstein
Mayor Pro-Tem
Democrat 2019
TERMED OUT
(970) 244-1504
bennettb@gjcity.org
1
District D Duke Wortmann Republican 2021 (970) 244-1504
dukew@gjcity.org
1
District E Duncan McArthur Republican 2021 (970) 244-1504
duncanm@gjcity.org
1
At-Large Chris Kennedy Democrat 2019 (970) 244-1504
chrisken@gjcity.org
1
At-Large Rick Taggart Republican 2021 (970) 244-1504
rickt@gjcity.org
1


Local Media


2019 Election

The day of the election is April 2nd, 2019, with ballots starting to be mailed out March 11th.

Sample Ballot


Candidates

Districts B and C and one At-Large seat are up for vote.


Seat Name Party Issues Endorsements/Info Contact Questionairres/Interviews
District B Aaron Michelson Unaffiliated Website
Facebook
Email
Daily Sentinel Dictrict B coverage
District B Phillip Pe'a Republican LinkedIn Email Daily Sentinel Dictrict B coverage
 
District C Anna Stout Democrat Website
Email
Daily Sentinel Announcement
 
At-Large Jim Doody Unaffiliated Email Daily Sentinel At-Large coverage
At-Large Chuck McDaniel Democrat Announcement
President of Colorado West Land Trust board
Email Daily Sentinel At-Large coverage
At-Large Dennis Simpson Republican Facebook
Email
Daily Sentinel At-Large coverage

(i) = incumbent


Campaign Finance


Reporting Dates

  • Tuesday March 12th, 2019 (21 days before election)
  • Friday March 29th, 2019 (Friday before election)
  • Thursday May 2nd, 2019 (30 days after election)


Candidates


Seat Name Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Total Cash On Hand Total Non-Monetary Contributions Notable Individuals
District B Aaron Michelson Unaffiliated $0 $0 $0 $0
District B Phillip Pe'a Republican $6,595.00 $4,678.96 $1,916.04 $1,094.47
 
District C Anna Stout Democrat $2,120.32 $1,349.96 $789.36 $20.00
 
At-Large Jim Doody Unaffiliated $0 $0 $0 $0
At-Large Chuck McDaniel Democrat $16,050.00 $16,086.27 (-$36.27) $0
At-Large Dennis Simpson Republican $6,325.00 $5,330.00 $995.00 $0


Issues/PACs


Name Stance Registered Agent(s) Total Contributions Total Expenditures Total Cash On Hand Total Non-Monetary Contributions Notable Individuals
Answering The Call
(Website)
FOR 2B Wesley Engbarth $45,325.00 $33,470.14 $11,854.86 $0 GJ Firefighters Local 2808 - $35,000
GJ Police Officers Assoc - $2,500
 
GJ Community Center
(Website)
FOR 2C David Austin (Incorrect 1st Report Posted) (Incorrect 1st Report Posted) $21,772.48
 
Conservation Colorado Grassroots Action Fund Nikki Riedt $1,150.00 $0 $1,150.00 $0
 
Vote No on 2C - The Community Center Money Pit
(Reports due when contributions or expenditures exceed $5,000)
AGAINST 2C Gary A. Roahrig N/A N/A N/A N/A Western Slope Conservative Alliance - $1,490.33
Mesa County GOP - $500