Two candidates file for seats on City Council

Two Boulder City candidates have formally filed for office for the upcoming election.

According to the city’s website, Rich Shuman filed paperwork for an open seat on the City Council, and current Councilman Rod Woodbury filed for the soon-to-be vacant position for mayor.

Both candidates previously announced their intentions to run for their respective positions, but official filing did not begin until Tuesday morning. The first official filing period ends at 6 tonight. A second filing period runs from Monday until 5 p.m. Feb. 5.

Mayor Roger Tobler’s position will be available because of term limits, while Woodbury and Councilman Peggy Leavitt’s seats are up for re-election. Leavitt previously announced she would run for re-election, but had not yet filed paperwork with the city by the Boulder City Review’s deadline.

Each open position is for four years. All candidates must be a resident of Boulder City for at least two years immediately before the election.

Woodbury, 47, was elected to the council during the April 5, 2011, primary. He received 2,689 votes, or 31.94 percent of the 8,419 cast, the highest number of the five candidates seeking a seat on the City Council. Leavitt received the second-most votes with 2,449, or 29.09 percent of the 8,419 votes cast.

Woodbury is seeking to become Boulder City’s 16th mayor since 1960. Shuman, 38, serves on the city’s Planning Commission.

If more than four candidates run for the two City Council vacancies or more than two candidates run for mayor, a primary will be April 7. If not, the general election is June 2. Any candidate who receives more than 50 percent of ballots cast during the primary will automatically be elected.

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