Boulder residents who received a mail ballot for Boulder City Council’s Ward One election might have been confused for the lack of candidates’ names to choose from. That’s because both candidates -- Gyle D. Nix and John “Cody” Oliver -- filed as write-in candidates.

Nix, an independent contractor and handyman, retired volunteer firefighter and site manager for Habitat for Humanity, currently represents Ward One on the City Council. He was appointed to the position Aug. 19. His desire to serve as a council member, he said in an interview,  stems from a belief that as citizens of Boulder “we all owe something” to participate in the community.

Noting progress the City Council and its various committees has made in planning and other areas, Nix said that there still is “a lot of work ahead of us, and I want to be a part of it."

Oliver, who owns and operates a local contracting business and goes by Cody, wrote in an email that he has lived in Jefferson County for most of his life and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1993. He has two sons in military service, a daughter headed to MSU and two children still in grade school.

“I’m running for the council to promote community growth, business and local values,” Oliver wrote.

The City Council cancelled the election for Ward Two because Michael “Bear” Taylor, the current Ward Two council member, was the only person to file as a candidate.

To be counted, ballots must be received at the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Office at 102 S. Monroe St. in Boulder by 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Nov. 5: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Call 406-225-4020 with any questions.

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