Lone Tree election canceled due to lack of challengers

No one submitted or picked up a nomination petition to challenge incumbents

Nick Puckett
npuckett@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 3/10/20

No one chose to challenge the seats of either of the sitting Lone Tree city councilmembers or mayor, and the three incumbents will serve another four years on the dais. The City of Lone Tree …

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Lone Tree election canceled due to lack of challengers

No one submitted or picked up a nomination petition to challenge incumbents

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No one chose to challenge the seats of either of the sitting Lone Tree city councilmembers or mayor, and the three incumbents will serve another four years on the dais.

The City of Lone Tree announced on March 3 that the city's municipal election was canceled.

Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet and councilmembers Cathie Brunnick (District 2) and Wynne Shaw (District 1) will be sworn in May 19.

Nobody returned a required nomination petition of 25 signatures prior to the Feb. 24 deadline or even picked one up. Since no other ballot measures were slated for the May 5 election, the election has been canceled.

The incumbents will begin their four-year term after they are sworn in again.

Millet said she is excited to serve another four years and continue to execute on the vision to make Lone Tree a place to live, work, play and stay.

“I think as our city grows, it's important to remember why we moved here, why we love this community,” Millet said. “I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with my partners on council and work with the excellent staff and our residents and business community to make sure the growth we see enchances the community we all have the privilege of calling home.”

City council and staff have set their sights on RidgeGate East, which will soon see construction begin on its first housing developments. Shaw said transportation will be on top of everyone's mind as the Regional Transportation District grapples with a low driver retention rate and service shortages. Shaw represents Lone Tree on the Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors.

"It's important to me and to the city that residents are able to come and go from Lone Tree safely," Shaw said. "I look forward to sort through the priorities of Lone Tree and Douglas County to maintain and enhance our transportation in the area as well."

Brunnick said she is proud of the transportation initiatives the city has taken and hopes to continue reaching residents to hear their concerns on traffic congestion, safety and recreational opportunities.

"I feel lucky to be a council member at this time in the city's history," Brunnick said. "We have a really remarkable opportunity in the coming years to preside over the development of the east side. We will be able to set the groundwork for an important development in Douglas County and for that I am both grateful and excited."

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