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Booth Heights opponents win all 4 Vail Town Council seats

November 5, 2019, 10:55 pm

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

Voter Turnout
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.

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