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Aurora narrows list of mayoral candidates

Author: Mark Harden - June 6, 2018 - Updated: June 6, 2018

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Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan died May 13. (KUSA-9News, Denver)

City officials in Aurora have narrowed the list of potential candidates for mayor to four.

They will be interviewed June 15 by the city council, which is working to fill the vacancy left by the death of Mayor Steve Hogan last month after battling cancer.

The four finalists were selected out of a field of 13 applicants, the Sentinel of Aurora reports.

They are:

  • Bob Legare, a current at-large council member.
  • Debi Hunter-Holen, a former council member.
  • Renie Peterson, another former council member.
  • Tim Hogan, the late mayor’s son.

Each candidate will be given an hour before the council to make a brief presentation and answer questions.

The council expects to choose a mayor by June 25. The person picked will serve until Hogan’s term ends next year.

Council member Marsha Berzins has been serving as acting mayor, but she is not among the candidates for the permanent position.

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.