The mayoral primary in the upcoming election just became a race.
Longtime Jackson resident Jim Fulmer, the base manager for Snow King Ski Area and former ski patroller, announced his candidacy today. Fulmer will mount a write-in challenge to incumbent Mark Barron, who had been unopposed.
Fulmer is almost certain to gain the 25 write-in votes needed to place his name on the ballot for the general election in November.
In a press release, he cited opposition to the new Comprehensive Plan as his chief motivation for running against Barron.
“I respect the service that my friend, the honorable Mayor Mark Barron, has given to our town; however, I feel that it is time for the focus of the town government to be on the quality of life for the citizens of our town,” he said.