Opponents of a workforce housing project in East Vail known as Booth Heights won the day on Tuesday, claiming all four of the available Vail Town Council seats.
Also, Eagle County released preliminary results at 12:45 a.m. on several ballot questions and school board seats, as well as county voter tallies for statewide questions like CC (failed) and DD (passed narrowly). Click here to see those results.
Here’s the Town of Vail press release of preliminary results in the Vail Town Council race:
Tonight’s prelimary election results for Vail Town Council
Preliminary election results include a total of 1,102 votes cast – 25.5 percent voter turnout based on 4,316 registered voters. There were 607 who voted at the polls today and another 495 who voted by absentee ballot. These are preliminary election results only. Final election results will be released no later than Nov. 15 once all overseas and active military ballots have been received and counted.
Per the Vail Town Charter, the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes have been elected to four-year terms and include Kevin Foley with 760 votes, Kim Langmaid with 729 votes, and Jen Mason with 678 votes. The candidate serving the two-year term will be Brian Stockmar with 545 votes. Foley, Langmaid and Mason are incumbents.
The remainder of the field finished as follows: Pete Seibert Jr, 496; Barry Davis, 374; and Karen Perez, 217.
The election fills the terms of four of the town’s seven council positions. Three council seats were held by Foley, Langmaid and Mason. The final seat filled was a two-year term held by Greg Moffet who was term limited. Terms of the remaining council members, Dave Chapin, Travis Coggin and Jenn Bruno run to November 2021. Swearing-in ceremonies for the newly elected members will take place at the Nov. 19 regularly scheduled council meeting at which time the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will be selected, each will serve two-year terms.
The results of Ballot Question No. 1, which authorizes the imposition of a special sales tax on cigarettes, tobacco products and nicotine products, show 783 votes cast in favor of the measure and 298 votes opposed.
2017 Municipal Election Recap
During the 2017 regular municipal election, 966 votes were cast out of a total of 4,388 registered voters, a 22 percent voter turnout. Elected to four year terms from a field of 10 candidates were: Dave Chapin, 646; Jenn Bruno, 528; Travis Coggin, 420; and Greg Moffet, 405.
Historical Voter Turnout for Vail Regular Municipal Elections*
1985 2,403 registered voters 358 voted 15 percent 8 candidates
1987 2,537 registered voters 975 voted 38 percent 9 candidates
1989 2,846 registered voters 1,042 voted 37 percent 12 candidates
1991 2,522 registered voters 883 voted 35 percent 9 candidates
1993 2,887 registered voters 922 voted 32 percent 7 candidates
1995 3,553 registered voters 982 voted 28 percent 10 candidates
1997 3,266 registered voters 380 voted 12 percent 6 candidates
1999 3,621 registered voters 1,075 voted 30 percent 12 candidates
2001 3,074 registered voters 923 voted 30 percent 7 candidates
2003 3,587 registered voters 1,111 voted 31 percent 8 candidates
2005 3,800 registered voters 1,356 voted 36 percent 8 candidates
2007 3,900 registered voters 946 voted 24 percent 10 candidates
2009 4,059 registered voters 1,001 voted 25 percent 9 candidates
2011 4,312 registered voters 934 voted 22 percent 7 candidates
2013 4,257registered voters 831 voted 19.5 percent 7 candidates
2015 4,012 registered voters 863 voted 22 percent 7 candidates
2017 4,382 registered voters 968 votes 22 percent 10 candidates
2019 4,316 registered voters 1,102 votes 25.5 percent 7 candidates
*excludes general and special elections.
Note: The most votes counted in any election in Val’s history occurred on July 11, 2006 when voters, by a margin of 1,110 to 467, approved the Solaris development. There were 4,045 registered voters, a turnout of 39 percent.