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Davis elected new Dillon mayor

Lu Snyder

DILLON<Tuesday1s election results came as somewhat of a surprise to Dillon1s new mayor, Barbara Davis.3I didn1t really know which way it was going to go, I honestly didn1t, Davis said Tuesday night after results were announced. 3(Raitano) is a great guy and he1s a great leader… he1s been here a long time … he has a good following.Despite his longevity in the town, Raitano didn1t get the votes necessary to become mayor. Raitano received only 31 votes against Davis1 80.Write-in mayoral candidate, Christopher Orchard, who did not respond to Summit Daily1s questionaire for the election issue nor did he attend the Dillon forum on March 25, received three votes.3This is exciting, Davis said of her election. 3I1m looking forward to working with the citizens and the community. It1ll be a fun four years.Davis has been a Dillon resident three years now, and has been on the council since August. She is a administrator of physician services at St. Josephs Hosptial in Denver and an independent contractor at Swedish Medical Center.Davis will be working with council members John Younger, Mike Smith and Lorin Gardner.The council member results came as no surprise, as there were only three candidates for the four seats available. Smith and Younger, both incumbent council members, will serve another term, with write-in candidate Gardner joining them for his first term.3I feel extremely priveledged in being able to serve the people of Dillon, Gardner said, who was running primarily in the hopes of improving relations between the council and Dillon citizens.The vacant seat will be filled by the new council after they are sworn-in on April 16, said Dillon town clerk Jan Thomas.Only 115 of the approximately 800 registered voters in Dillon cast votes Tuesday.Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or lsnyder@summitdaily.com


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