The Aurora City Council election isn’t technically a partisan battleground, but it’s turning out that way, as Democrats and Republicans have poured money and/or endorsements into the race for fellow Democrats or fellow Republicans.
So, even though the official Aurora ballot does not state the partisan leanings of Aurora City Council candidates, party affiliation has turned out to be a major factor in the election. Thus, this summary may be of use to Aurora voters who are trying to make sense of election rhetoric.
Candice Bailey, Democrat
John Ronquillo, Democrat
Becky Hogan, Republican
Danielle Jurinsky, Republican
Dustin Zvonek, Republican
WARD 1 (NORTHWEST AURORA) CANDIDATES
Crystal Murillo, Democrat
Bill Gondrez, Unaffiliated who voted in every Republican primary election since 2006.
Scott Liva, Libertarian
WARD 2 (NORTHEAST AURORA) CANDIDATES
Bryan Lindstrom, Democrat
Robert Hamilton III, Libertarian
Steve Sundberg, Republican
Jessica Giammalvo, Unaffiliated
WARD 3 CANDIDATES
Ruben Medina, Democrat
Jono Scott, Republican
Scott did not return an email seeking comment. This article will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
UPDATES and CORRECTIONS: Adam Fung was removed from this list as he is no longer in the race. Sundberg was not initially listed as a Republican. Gondrez and Giammalvo were not initially listed as Unaffiliated.
SOURCES: Public voting records, Candidate websites, Aurora Sentinel.