Town election results

As of 11:10 p.m. this evening, all of the ballots have been tallied and the results are in for the 2014 Pagosa Springs municipal election.

After 38 years of service to the community, Mayor Ross Aragon announced earlier this year he would be stepping down, thus leaving his position open. That position will now be filled by Donnie Volger who garnered 319 votes.

There were three other people running, with the closest contender being Shari Pierce who earned 149 votes. Mark Weiler received 85 votes, while Paul Nobles pulled in 26 votes.

While C. K. Patel and John Egan ran unopposed for the two district seats on town council vacated by Don Volger and Darrel Cotton, the seat held by Kathie Lattin was challenged by Mat deGraaf.

The results of that election are that Lattin received 101 votes while deGraaf received 94 so Lattin will serve on town council for the next four years.

There were also three ballot issues before the voters this year.

The recreation center issue received 159 votes for and 423 votes against, while 292 people voted to pay the mayor and town council members a salary and 291 voted to keep those positions as voluntary. The issue of solidifying the power of the municipal court passed by 80 votes.

This story was posted on April 8, 2014.

2 Responses to Town election results

  1. Chris Gerlach

    April 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations to our new Mayor, His Honour Mayor Don Volger. I am sorry to see Ross leave us from his wonderful service and I am confident that Don will do a great job for us as well. It is a challenging role but one I feel confident that he will fulfill with all we need and could hope for. I also welcome our new council members. I am sorry that the Rec Center proposal was an idea whose time has not come yet and hope it may happen sometime in the future and in a way that will serve the needs of the town and community. Thank you to the SUN and to all our Town and county officials for the major effort they put into helping the electorate understand and see clearly the issues before us in this election. I also want to thank members of the community who stepped up to help in this greatly. Congratulations to all.

  2. Kemo Sabee

    April 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Well said.