Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn resigns

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 news 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 [email protected] by 5 p.m. June 11. City Council will fill the vacancy at its June 22 meeting.

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