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Leavitt to seek re-election

Candidate filing for Boulder City’s 2019 municipal election starts in less than a week, and another resident has announced plans to run for city office.

City Councilwoman Peggy Leavitt announced Monday she is running for re-election. She was first elected in 2011 and is finishing her second term.

She said she is running because she wants to continue the positive things the council and city staff have been working on recently.

“I’ve been encouraged by many people to run. … When you’ve been part of something and seen all these positive things, you want to see it through,” she said.

Leavitt said she had to weigh those positive things against the sacrifices, like time away from family.

“I have my family’s support,” she said.

Candidates can file to run for office Jan. 22-31.

Those elected will serve a term of three years and five months after the council approved changing its cycle to align with state and federal elections in March.

To run for City Council, a candidate must be a qualified elector of Boulder City and have been a resident for at least two years immediately prior to the election. Candidates can hold no other elected office, and city employees are not eligible unless they resign from their position first.

If needed, a primary municipal election will be Tuesday, April 2. The municipal election will take place Tuesday, June 11.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

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