election 2017

Golden City Council returns


Golden's ballot included all four wards, with only one incumbent running.
Elected candidates will be sworn in at the new year's first meeting on Jan. 11. The new councilors will be joining Mayor Marjorie Sloan, District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves and District 2 Councilor Casey Brown.

Following are unofficial results as of 10:39 a.m. Nov. 8 as posted by the Secretary of State's Election Night Reporting website.

Ward 1
Robert Reed: 55.90 percent
Micah Allen: 44.10 percent

Robert Reed leads the race for Ward 1 with 559 votes. Micah Allen has 441.

Reed is an alumnus of Golden High School and has a Golden-based real estate law practice. For the past four years, he has served on the Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA).

This is the first time Reed has run for an elected office, and decided to run because he thinks serving on city council will be a good way to serve the community, he said.

Reed is "looking forward to listening to constituents and keeping the small-town image that Golden has," he said.

Allen, a mechanical engineer by trade with a focus on sustainable energy issues, works for the McKinstry firm in Golden. No matter the results of the election, Allen is looking forward to staying engaged and serving on city boards and commissions, he said.

"I want to stay invovled," Allen said.

The elected candidate will be taking over Marcia Claxton's seat, who is term-limited.

Ward 2
Deborah Deal: 17.90 percent
Paul Haseman: 49.28 percent
Dan Sung: 25.59 percent
Josh Thompson: 7.24 percent

Of the four candidates vying for Mayor Pro Tem Joe Behm's seat, Paul Haseman is leading with 647 votes. Dan Sung has 336 votes, Deborah Deal has 235, and 95 votes have been counted for Josh Thompson.

Behm is term-limited.

Deal has lived in Golden for four years and is the CEO of the nonprofit IX Power Foundation, which runs the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop. She is the county-appointed Trustee for the Jefferson County Public Library system.

Haseman is a Vietnam War veteran and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. He has lived in Colorado for 14 years and recently retired as an aerospace attorney from a Fortune 500 company.

"I'm glad for all of the support I've had so far," Haseman said.

On city council, he is looking forward to working with the other councilors and keeping Golden "a wonderful place to live," he said.

Sung's professional positions include manager of medical policy with the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation, vice president of government and community affairs for the Colorado Apartment Association and senior policy analyst with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has lived in Golden for 11 years.

Thompson moved to Golden from Washington, D.C., three years ago. Professionally, he has held positions in the outdoor industry, customer support, software development and sales.

Ward 3

Retired Air Force Col. Jim Dale ran unopposed for the open seat in Ward 3. Pamela Gould decided not to run for re-election.

Dale worked as director of public health for the Koop Foundation and director of environmental health for Jefferson County. Dale has lived in Jefferson County for 18 years and continues to serve on state and municipal boards and commissions.

"I would like to thank all the folks from across Golden for their outpouring of support for my candidacy,” Dale said. “It will be an honor to listen to and serve all Goldenites, particularly those in Ward 3."

Ward 4
Laura Weinberg: 74.76 percent
Mikey Sheridan: 25.24 percent

Incumbent Laura Weinberg has a commanding lead for the Ward 4 seat with 788 votes against Mikey Sheridan's 266.

Sheridan grew up in Golden and is a self-employed contractor.

Weinberg has lived in Golden for more than 10 years and serves on the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. board of directors. She works as a consultant and a director of information systems.


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