Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn resigns


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Broom­field May­or Patrick Quinn has sub­mit­ted his res­ig­na­tion, effec­tive Sunday.

Quinn, who announced last year that he wouldn’t seek re-elec­tion this fall, is end­ing his term six months ear­ly, call­ing the deci­sion the right choice for his fam­i­ly, accord­ing to a release from the City and Coun­ty of Broom­field. This is Quinn’s sec­ond tenure as may­or. He was first elect­ed in 2007, serv­ing three terms. He was re-elect­ed to the seat in 2019.

May­or Pro Tem Guyleen Cas­tri­ot­ta, who was elect­ed in 2017 to rep­re­sent Ward 5, will fill in as may­or until a new one is appoint­ed. City Coun­cil has 30 days to fill the vacan­cy by a major­i­ty vote, accord­ing to the Broom­field Char­ter. The select­ed indi­vid­ual will fin­ish out the remain­der of Quinn’s term, which ends Nov. 9. Should a cur­rent coun­cilmem­ber be select­ed as may­or, then their seat will be filled by a major­i­ty vote of City Coun­cil for the remain­der of their term.

Cas­tri­ot­ta and Ward 4 City Coun­cilmem­ber Kim­ber­ly Groom already have announced their inten­tion to run for may­or this fall.

Quinn is leav­ing offi­cer after ded­i­cat­ing near­ly four decades to serv­ing Broom­field, includ­ing stints with four dif­fer­ent City Councils.

“I am proud of how the City and Coun­ty of Broom­field has respond­ed to the mul­ti­tude of chal­lenges thrown our way, not the least of which was COVID-19,” Quinn said in the release.

Quinn, who has a bach­e­lor of sci­ence degree in account­ing from Col­orado State Uni­ver­si­ty, has been a Broom­field res­i­dent since 1981. He and his wife, Car­leen, have raised five daugh­ters, all of whom attend­ed Broom­field High School.

“… I love Broom­field and will con­tin­ue to be its great­est cheer­leader,” Quinn added. “This is a unique place, a place we we chose to raise our five daugh­ters and the place where we will retire.”

Accord­ing to Sec­tion 4.6 of the Broom­field Char­ter, a qual­i­fied can­di­date to fill Quinn’s seat has to be a reg­is­tered elec­tor, a res­i­dent of the city, a res­i­dent of the ward (if applic­a­ble) and can­not be a salaried employ­ee of the city.

All inter­est­ed can­di­dates must sub­mit a let­ter of inter­est to the City Clerk’s office at cityclerk@broomfield.org by 5 p.m. June 11. City Coun­cil will fill the vacan­cy at its June 22 meeting.

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