Longtime Community Leader Running For GJ City Council

A longtime Grand Junction resident is going to be running for a city council at–large seat. Doug Thomason officially announced Thursday that he is making a run for the city council seat being vacated by Dennis Kirtland. Thomason resides with his wife and three children in District A, but is running for the at–large seat, so far the only candidate to publicly announce.

A Denver native, Thomason, moved to Grand Junction 28 years ago to attend Mesa State College where he played basketball and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He's currently a stay–at–home dad. His relationship with his children is one of the reasons he wants to be a part of city government.

Thomason is a former president of the Grand Junction Lions Club and is currently the President–elect for the Mesa State College Alumni Association.

The at–large seat is one of four seats to be filled this spring. Picking up papers to run, but not filing petitions to run yet, are Councilmembers Bill McCurry and Harry Butler. Councilmember Cindy Enos-Martinez can not run again because of term limits

The Grand Junction mail–in municipal election is scheduled for April 5th.

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