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Election forum Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

Scott Franz

— With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties and the Steamboat Pilot & Today will host an election forum Thursday night at The Steamboat Grand.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a meet and greet over food and refreshments. It continues with Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman moderating Q-and-A sessions with Steamboat Springs school board and city council candidates, and presentations on local ballot initiatives.

In the coming days, voters will weigh in on the future spending of Steamboat’s lodging tax by voting on Referendum 2A, decide whether the state should raise income taxes by nearly $1 billion to support education, vote on a statewide tax on the sale of recreational marijuana and decide whether Steamboat Springs School Board elections in the future will be bound by district boundaries.

Also at stake in Steamboat this November are two School Board seats and one City Council seat.

Steamboat businessman Roger Good is running against businessman Tony Rosso in the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 race.

South Routt teacher Randy Homan is facing retired substitute teacher Joey Andrew in District 2.

The City Council race features three candidates all vying for District 1.

They are businessman Tony Connell, retired build contractor John Fielding and accountant and lawyer Clark Davidson.

Read more about the races at the Pilot & Today’s election site, SteamboatToday.com/election.

The forum will be recorded and rebroadcast on TV 18 at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Election Day. The video also will be posted on the Pilot & Today website.

Community members also can view a (mostly) serious City Council candidates’ forum that was hosted by Steamboat’s Pirate Theatre earlier this month below.

The candidates answered questions ranging from their thoughts on the city’s marijuana codes and offered their views on the city’s plans to build a new police station. The forum starts about 18 minutes into the video.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10.


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