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This is the first contested race for the board of directors at the hospital in six years. Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) canceled two previous ones because no one applied, except the incumbents. For this election, there are seven candidates running for two open seats.The candidates all answered a series of questions posed by Aspen Public Radio. Here are their responses.Ballots must be returned to AVH's administration office by 7 p.m. on May 3. They can be mailed or dropped off in person.

Aspen Mayor Re-elected In A Landslide And Two City Council Candidates Win Majority In A Tight Race

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Alex Hager
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Aspen Public Radio
In a year that’s brought about a myriad of challenges, a wide field of contenders competed to tackle them, but only a few came out on top. Mayor Torre secured a second term. Incumbent Ward Hauenstein and newcomer John Doyle won seats on City Council.";

The votes have been counted for Aspen’s next Mayor and two city council members. The preliminary election results were announced on Tuesday night and will be officially certified on Friday, March 5.   

Aspen Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Eleanor Bennett caught up with Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh who has been covering the election to learn more about what the preliminary results mean for the Aspen community.