Steamboat Springs City Council members Cari Hermacinski and Loui Antonucci celebrate after learning Hermacinski beat her opponent Kevin Bennett in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race.

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Steamboat Springs City Council members Cari Hermacinski and Loui Antonucci celebrate after learning Hermacinski beat her opponent Kevin Bennett in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race.

Hermacinski, Reisman, Engelken win City Council seats

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— Results for the 2009 election are in.

Cari Hermacinski defeated Kevin Bennett, 2,066 votes to 1,184 votes, in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race.

In the District 2 race, Kenny Reisman defeated Ken Solomon, 1,776 to 1,379.

Jim Engelken defeated Kyle Pietras in the at-large race, 1,787 to 1,382.

Councilman Walter Magill ran unopposed in the District 3 race and received 2,293 votes.

Hayden voters were asked to approve a pair of new taxes aimed at boosting town coffers with money from tourists. Voters approved Referendum 2B instituting a 3.5 percent tax on car rentals, 191 to 158. Voters approved Referendum 2A instituting a 3.5 percent tax on lodging, 186 to 164.

In the contested Steamboat Springs School Board race, Brian Kelly defeated Bill Kennedy, 2,174 to 1,546, for a District 1 seat. Denise Connelly ran unopposed for re-election to a District 3 seat and received 2,749 votes.

Two seats were contested on the Hayden School Board. Tim Frentress defeated Darren Zehner, 356 to 192 for a District A seat. Vance Fulton defeated Laurie Hallenbeck, 341 to 206 for a District B seat. Kurt Frentress ran unopposed for a District C seat and received 461 votes. Brian Hoza ran unopposed for a District E seat and received 450 votes.

Referendum 2C asked city voters to approve changes to Steamboat's Home Rule Charter to lower the city's referendum threshold to match the state's requirement that petitioners collect signatures from 10 percent of registered voters instead of the charter's requirement of 20 percent. It was approved, 1,974 to 1,114.

A total of 4,942 people cast ballots in Routt County, 921 of them today.

- To reach Brandon Gee, call 367-7507 or e-mail bgee@steamboatpilot.com

Margaret Hair contributed to this story.

Comments

BoatNative 4 years, 5 months ago

Surprisingly close in the District 1 race, eh? Looks like people almost caught on to Kari's political stunt in the SB700 vote.

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steamboatsprings 4 years, 5 months ago

2 to 1 is pretty close alright. It looks more like people saw Cari as a smart, dedicated person that cares deeply about Steamboat and her fellow community members. The people saw Kevins statements for exactly what they were. Glad to have a responsible person that cares instead of Kevins games.

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maggie 4 years, 5 months ago

Boat Native - you are way off , sounds like sour grapes- this was a sound win for Cari and yes people did remember what it was like years ago - thank goodness. congrats to Kenny for an excellent campaign and to Jim and Walter - we now have a diverse responsible council, no more games, no more dividing people - just differing perspectives. Lets wish the new group good luck and lets support them.

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bubba 4 years, 5 months ago

I am pretty sure that 64% to 36% would be considered a landslide in most elections, not 'pretty close.'

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BoatNative 4 years, 5 months ago

Sarcasm everyone. Obviously it was a sound win for her.

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greenwash 4 years, 5 months ago

This CC will be a breath a fresh aire for the real estate community....Wouldnt you agree Jon?I mean Steamboatsprings?

GO YANKEES!!!!

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