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GWS Council candidate profile: Sumner Schachter

Sumner Schachter is running against incumbent Charlie Willman for the Ward 3 seat on Glenwood Springs City Council. Schachter first came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work summers on a ranch in the late 1960s.
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Sumner Schachter is running against incumbent Charlie Willman for the Ward 3 seat on Glenwood Springs City Council. Schachter first came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work summers on a ranch in the late 1960s.

Sumner Schachter is running for Glenwood Springs City Council for the second time. His first attempt? It was fifty years ago, when he was a social studies teacher in his 20s. He came in last place then, but in the meantime he’s had a nearly four-decade career as a financial planner and investor, and served on boards including the Roaring Fork Schools Board of Education; Garfield Adult Literacy; Glenwood Springs Housing Commission; and Planning and Zoning. He co-founded Imagine Glenwood, and helped bring the successful 2 C for Workforce Housing ballot initiative to voters. Schachter is seeking the Ward 3 seat currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Willman, who is running for reelection. KDNK’s News Director Morgan Neely talked with Schachter about the issues facing Glenwood Springs.

Tune in to KDNK’s morning and evening news over the next 6 days as we profile other candidates. And join KDNK from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20th as we live broadcast the Council Candidate Issues and Answers forum, presented by the Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, and KMTS.

Morgan is KDNK's News Director. He comes to KDNK with public radio passion and experience. He was a news host, reporter, and operations/programming director at KAJX-Aspen, and has extensive experience working in municipal government.