No candidates yet for Steamboat City Council’s District 1 seat |

No candidates yet for Steamboat City Council’s District 1 seat

Scott Franz

— A retired chemical engineer, an interior designer, a lawyer and a pair of planning commissioners are among the candidates who plan to run for the Steamboat Springs City Council in November.

As of Friday afternoon, there were five candidates planning to run for three of the four open seats on the council.

But with only a week left until a filing deadline, no candidates have emerged yet to run for an open District 1 seat that represents much of the downtown area and west Steamboat.

Deputy City Clerk Sabrina James said Monday the city had been contacted by someone who resides in District 1 who was considering running, but they had not turned in a candidate affidavit by Monday afternoon.

Candidates have until Aug. 24 to file for the election and gather the necessary signatures to make an appearance on the ballot.

Community members who are still interested in running for the council should contact City Hall at 970-879-2060.

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Here’s how the race is shaping up so far:


Kathi Meyer, Yampa Valley Housing Authority board president, Steamboat Springs Planning commissioner, Routt County Habitat for Humanity board president, retired commercial real estate lender.

Chuck McConnell, retired chemical engineer, author, formerly managed a family bicycle retail company.

District 2

Michael Buccino, interior designer, owner of Steamboat Interiors.

Jason Lacy, partner at Steamboat Lawyers Group, Steamboat Springs Planning Commission chairman.

District 3

Heather McLaughlin-Sloop, community affairs and regulatory manager at Southwestern Energy.

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