After the final votes were tallied, Tracy Engerman emerged as the new mayor of Castle Pines, beating out incumbent Mayor Tera Radloff and challenger David McEntire.
Residents were notified of the results on Nov. 12 after Douglas County finished counting all ballots.
According to the announcement, voter turnout was over 55% in Castle Pines, with the state average being 36.6%. Overall Douglas County voter turnout was 40%.
Engerman, who said she chose “courage of over comfort,” opted not to seek re-election in District 3, instead deciding to run for the city’s top seat. In her campaign, Engerman said, “I am so proud of the Castle Pines residents and their community engagement this election cycle. Topping both the state and county election turnout is fantastic. Thank you, Castle Pines, for voting and ensuring your voice was heard. I intend to honor your votes and the trust you’ve granted me as your next mayor. This was a tight race, and I wish to thank my opponents for their commitment to the City of Castle Pines.”
In District 3, Engerman’s term has not expired. City Clerk Tobi Duffey said once Engerman becomes mayor the council will either vote to appoint someone to finish her term or vote to hold a special election.
McEntire said he called Engerman to congratulate her on her victory.
McEntire, running as a team with Chuck Lowen, who ran in District 2, provided a combined statement.
“Chuck and I sincerely thank our volunteers, supporters, and, most importantly, our families for their unwavering support throughout the campaign,” said the statement provided by McEntire.
“Though we came up short, we are deeply grateful to the people of Castle Pines for thoughtfully considering our 7-Point Plan. We knew from the outset that taking on city hall incumbents would be an uphill battle. We gave it our best shot. The people have spoken. We honor the will of the people and intend to be as gracious in defeat as we otherwise would have been in victory.”
Radloff said, "This election was a closely followed race, and although the outcome was not what I had hoped, I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve my community as mayor for the last four years and lay the groundwork that future councils can build upon. I deeply appreciate everyone who supported me during my tenure on council and want to congratulate Tracy Engerman and wish her success during her term as our Mayor. We have so much to be grateful for in Castle Pines and I have every confidence that our best years are still ahead."
In District 2, incumbent Councilmember Ben Price defeated Lowen.
“Serving on the council in Castle Pines these last five years has been such an honor,” Price said. “We have a great town here and we are right in the middle of doing a lot of really important work to make it even better. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to serve and to work on finishing what we’ve started.”
In District 3, incumbent Councilmember Roger Hudson easily defeated challenger Merri Sheh.
“I’m grateful to District 3 voters for their faith and support in re-electing me to a second term,” he said. “I promise to continue to fight for limited government at a low cost to taxpayers, managed growth, conservation of wildlife and open spaces and common sense public policy.”
Newly-elected Councilmember Chris Eubanks will be joining the council. Eubanks ran unopposed in District 1 after incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Coudeyra opted not to seek reelection.
In Castle Pines, councilmembers and the mayor serve four-year terms.
An audit and result certification of the 2021 election results will take place Nov. 19. The new city council will be sworn in on Jan. 11, 2022.
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