North Metro Fire Rescue District election polls closed at 7 p.m. on May 5, 2020. From the votes tallied, the unofficial results show that District residents have reelected Timothy Long, Jenni Murphy and Robert Nielsen to serve three-year terms on the North Metro Fire Board of Directors. The three will join Directors Richard Miller and Peter Billera, both of Broomfield, to comprise the five-member fire district board.
Long, Murphy and Nielsen will begin their third terms as directors after being sworn in at the District’s board meeting on May 19. Long currently serves as the board’s treasurer. He has a background in business and healthcare administration and is a longtime resident of Northglenn. Murphy is currently the board’s secretary. A longtime Northglenn resident, she has worked for the City of Northglenn for 20 years and also serves as a volunteer for several community initiatives. Nielsen has lived in Broomfield for 14 years and previously served two terms on North Metro Fire’s board, including serving as the board’s president. In 2019, he was appointed to the District’s board to fill a vacated position and now will serve his third elected term for the fire district.
The unofficial election results are as follows:
“I want to thank all of the candidates who ran in this year’s board of directors election. We were honored to have seven qualified and passionate citizens who wanted to serve our fire district,” said North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos. “I’m happy to welcome back Directors Long, Murphy and Nielsen to our board. They have been dedicated servants advocating for the community and supporting our growth as a fire district over the past several years.”
This year’s election saw a large increase in the number of absentee ballots cast as well as total votes cast. There were 605 votes cast in the 2020 board election, an increase of 25% over 2018, when 485 total votes were cast. Of the ballots cast in 2020, 504 were absentee ballots and 101 were from residents voting at a polling location on Election Day. The results will be officially confirmed on May 14, once the eight-day window closes for absentee ballots to be received from uniformed and overseas citizens.