7 in the running so far for Town Council
As of Wednesday morning, March 3, five candidates have filed petitions to get their names on the ballot for the April 6 Town Council election, Town Clerk Brian Carlson said.
Nomination petitions for Silverton Town Council candidates are due back at the Town Clerk’s office by Friday, March 5, at 4 p.m.
Silverton Town Council seats up for election on April 6 are currently held by John Schertz, Pat Swonger, Fred Fasching and Chris Tookey.
The three top candidates will win four-year terms and the fourth-place finisher will get a two-year term on the Town Council.
Those who wish to have their names placed on the ballot for the town council seats must submit petitions with at least 10 signatures of registered voters in the town. The petitions are available at the Town Clerk’s office.
Residents of Silverton who are not yet registered to vote have until Friday, March 5 to register at the county clerk’s office in order to be eligible to vote in the town’s April 6 election.
Town Clerk Brian Carlson said Wednesday that petitions for five candidates had been returned. Incumbents Tookey, Schertz and Fasching have filed to be placed on the ballot. Incumbent Swonger also said he will seek re-election.
Also filing petitions were Andy Morris and former mayor and trustee Greg Swanson.
Karla Safranski said Wednesday she too is running for a Town Council seat.
Standard wins five awards at state press convention
The Silverton Standard & the Miner won five awards for 2009 at the Colorado Press Association convention in Denver on Saturday.
Standard advertising and business office manager Gina Rosato won second place for best informational graphic. Rosato and Standard editor Mark Esper shared a second-place award for best feature page design.
Esper also won second place for news page design, first place for education reporting and third place for headline writing.