Lakewood City Council Special Election in Ward 5

A special election for Ward 5 will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Eligible voters should have received ballots in mid-January. Ballots need to be received by the Lakewood City Clerk by 7 pm on Election Day. Postmarks don’t count.

Call Lakewood City Clerk’s office at 303-987-7000 if you have questions.

Need to check your city council district? Look it up at the Secretary of State Voter Information portal. Or you can use the ArcGIS lookup which offers a detailed zoom map.

The Lakewood City Council Candidates for this vacancy created by Wendi Strom’s election to mayor are Jenny O’Neill and Paula Nystrom.

If you have questions for the candidates, this is their best contact method:
Paula C. Nystrom email –
Jenny O’Neill call or text 303-949-3508

The following videos were recorded at the January 27, 2024 candidate forum. Moderated by Jonita Davis / Jeffco Transcript Community Journalist.

Questions and answers to the candidates included:

Candidate Introductions; Balance Development vs Lakewood Character; Development Process Changes; New Vacant Property Tax
Lakewood City Council’s and taxpayer role in homeless?
City of Lakewood and taxpayer’s role in Denver’s migrant influx?
How much help and what type of support should City of Lakewood taxpayers give to Denver’s migrant influx?
Property tax spike on upcoming bill; Candidate closing statements

Additional videos will be posted as time allows, uploads to YouTube take an enormous amount of processing time.