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Hottenstein, McKay elected to Health District board

Photos of Erin Hottenstein and John Peter McKay

Erin Hottenstein and John Peter McKay have been elected to the board of directors for the Health District of Northern Larimer County.

Six candidates ran for two open seats on the board.

A total of 2,066 ballots were cast. Preliminary results are:

Erin Hottenstein: 957
John Peter McKay: 770
Michele Christensen: 657
Averil Strand: 493
Rose Marion Lew: 414
Mark Stiger: 368

The new board members will be sworn in at the May 23 regular board meeting.

The Health District is governed by a five-member board of directors. Members serve staggered terms and are elected at-large by Colorado voters who are either residents of the district or who own—or whose spouse or civil union partner own—taxable real or personal property within the district, regardless of whether they live in the district.

District boundaries encompass the northern two-thirds of Larimer County and include the cities of Fort Collins, Timnath, Laporte, Bellvue, Wellington, and Red Feather Lakes.

Elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years.

The Health District is a special district that provides residents of northern Larimer County with dental, mental health, and preventive health services, in addition to connecting people to more affordable health insurance and prescription options.