ALAMOSA Mayor Ty Coleman was his usual happy self on election night. He had just won re-election to serve another four-year term as mayor and was hanging out at the Alamosa County election office Tuesday chatting with election night workers.
“I feel truly excited about the opportunity to serve another four years. To me it’s all about the people. I was fortunate enough to run unopposed but I don’t want the people to think I took their vote for granted.
“I still did all the work that was required, still asked for votes, still active in the community, and this just gives me another opportunity to continue doing the good that we’re trying to do as a team at the city.”
Jan Vigil, the at-large city council representative, won re-election over Donnie Bautista. Kyle Woodward, owner of Woody’s Q Shack, won a three-person race over Lori Smith and Darrel Cooper in Ward 2.
“I just want to thank the voters and everyone who supported us,” said Woodward. “I thank my family for putting up with me.
“I’m just one voice,” he said of his role on city council. “I don’t expect to go in there and make a bunch of changes.
Like Coleman, City Councilman Mike Carson also ran unopposed for another four-year term representing Ward 4.
Coleman’s leadership style as mayor is to always refer to the city council and city administration as a team.
“Sometimes it has its challenges. Just because we work together as a team doesn’t mean we always agree on everything, and that’s a good thing, it’s a healthy thing,” Coleman said. “We don’t as council always agree on everything, but we do decide to move forward and work together on what the majority decides to vote on, on a particular issue.
“I always use the acronym TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More, because when we do work together, everyone achieves more.
“I really, truly believe that our downtown is going to continue to grow and be vibrant, and I do believe that people are still going to move from urban areas to our rural communities so they can experience the good quality of life, our school systems that we have, and the recreational activities. I feel so passionate about our community and I feel so positive about the future.”
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