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Five Seats Are Opening on the Cortez City Council. Want to Run for One of Them?

Gail Binkly
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In less than three months, Cortez will vote to fill five open seats on the Cortez City Council.

Three of the seats are for four-year terms, and two will have two-year terms. Thinking of filling one of the seats yourself? Cortez City Clerk Linda Smith says anyone with an interest in government should grab a packet from her and get started.

“Anyone that’s interested to serve the government and their community,” Smith said. “They’ve always had an interest to know what goes on in the city. It’s a great way to learn a lot of things.”

Note: The City of Cortez is an underwriter of KSJD.

Candidate hopefuls have until Jan. 27 to collect at least 25 signatures from residents with a Cortez address (P.O. boxes do not count). Signatures could come from family, friends or strangers — as long as they’re registered voters and sign no more than five petitions total.

As of Monday, Smith says 10 petitions are circulating.

A document with further detailson deadlines and requirements is also available.

Smith joined KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel for a quick explainer on residents eyeing a run for council this spring.