Powell to have just one candidate for mayor on general election ballot

Sep 4, 2012 The Associated Press

POWELL -- Four people received enough write-in votes in Powell to run for mayor in November, but the ballot will only list one candidate after all.

Mayor Scott Mangold isn't seeking a third term, and City Councilman Don Hillman was the only candidate who filed last spring to replace him.

Mangold, City Councilman John Wetzel, former Northwest College basketball coach Ken Rochlitz and local resident Drew Jones all received at least three write-in votes in the August primary, which was the minimum needed to make the November ballot. But Mangold, Wetzel and Rochlitz say they won't run.

The Park County clerk says Jones isn't registered to vote in Park County and wasn't eligible for a drawing to determine who would appear on the ballot as Hillman's opponent.

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