After a months-long process to elect several new city council members, including a mayor, the search in Aspen is finally done. Steve Skadron was elected to become the mayor in early June, along with two new council-members Ann Mullins and Art Daily. However, Skadron had been a sitting council-member and his vacancy was left to be filled by a vote from the four-member council. After weeks of interviews, it was announced today that Dwayne Romero will take the council’s fifth seat.
As of last night, Skadron, Mullins, Daily and Adam Frisch were deadlocked in a tie vote. But Skadron changed his vote this morning to avoid deciding the position by the roll of a die–between Romero and Howie Mallory. Confused? So were voters. Romero actually ran in the May election for city council and was defeated by Mullins and Daily. But, he put up enough of a campaign to be voted onto the council. He is the president of Related Colorado, and previously served as Gov. Hickenlooper’s economic-development chief.