Torre Mayor Elect 2019

Aspen needs a strong leader in the Mayor’s office. As that leader, I will champion Aspen’s core values, promote open communication and governance, and optimize operations in City Hall.  From my first election to City Council in 2003, I have ever since been pushing for environmental leadership, housing solutions, and community building.

I have always been an active participant in local government, registering voters and supporting social and environmental causes, and in 2001, I first ran for Mayor in Aspen. I found that the people I represented needed a voice on Council. I have been pushing for environmental leadership, housing solutions, community building, and slow growth ever since.

Two years later, I won my first seat as Aspen City Councilman(2003-2007). In that term, I was proud to help create a citywide recycling program, approve Burlingame and start land use code revision.  I was re-elected to City Council in 2009-2013, four more years of working on housing, transportation, the environment and more.

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Torre is best choice for Aspen’s mayoral seat

Aspen Times Editorial: 02/20/19
Torre is best choice for Aspen’s mayoral seatIn recent years, Aspen City Council has been struggling with communication and solid decision-making and needs a strong leader with conviction and focus. That’s why we urge voters to vote for Torre, an outsider at the moment but no stranger to Aspen politics as a former councilman for eight years. Read More

Aspen is ready for Torre as next mayor

Aspen Daily News : 02/24/19
Aspen deserves a strong and unwavering presence at the helm and a person who has an ear to the ground for the community’s needs. Torre, who brings both experience and a fresh perspective to the council table, is our choice for the next mayor of Aspen. That’s why we urge voters to vote for Torre,
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My mission and vision

It’s time for better decision making through better communication, better representation, better leadership and better accountability. Vote March 5th!


While changes are happening in the organization, we must work with our current resident partners(Burlingame, Centennial, Smuggler, etc.) to maintain and improve those homes. We must also continue to uphold mitigation require-
ments for large projects. I support entry level rental units, long term, and family units.


While on Council, I helped require recycling service, banned the bag, supported the Aspen Tap program and committed to GHG reductions. We still have work to do! We should have a comprehensive compost program, waste reduction programs, energy conservation and carbon conscious planning.


I don’t believe in the ‘ride supply’, $800,000 Lyft contract, or Down towner as the solution. We need to identify the actual potential for a positive impact and target the user groups that want alternative transportation.


I have strong ideas about how to reopen the dialogue and engage our community, provide better representation and create an inclusive City Hall.


It is up to all of us to support the community that is the backbone
of this greatest resort. We need to strengthen our current housing
program, maintain local business opportunity, create early childhood
programs, mental health resources and support for the aging Aspenite.


I promise to create a more transparent City Hall, reopen dialogue and listen to
input. I say no more initiatives to nowhere, no more misleading,
inappropriate ballot questions. We want truth, honesty and more

Support List

Thank you for showing your support for housing, environment, smart growth and leadership in city hall!

Nikki Durrett
Ruth Harrison
Oliver Sharpe
Ellen Marshall
Bob Braudis
Amy Blumenthal
Michele Thompson
The DuBose Family
Greg Gissler
Kimberly Hynes
Tom Mooney
John Doyle
Nick Hagen
Mike Rodriguez

Carole Gunther
Helen Palmer
Alan Becker
Ivan Cassar
Theresa Hernandez
Nick Devore
Trenton Allan
Chris Anderson
Bill Danoff
Peggy Mason
Oliver Bacharach
Jimmy Yeager
Desi Barney
The Curtin Family

Zach Cyrus
Norman Dabbs
Natalie Blanchard
Walt Madden
John Borie
Susie Budsey
The Campaigne Family
Lorrie Caplan
Jon Carroll
Tim Mooney
Darren Chapple
April Childs
Richard Gordon
Jen Marcum

Wes Graham
Jeff Halferty
Ksenija Ilic
Michael Jude
Tom Clapper
The Cook family
Sarah Diamond
The Van Amburgh Family
Val Brown
John Fox
Amy G.
Steve Goldenberg
Keith Goode
Joseph Lutfiyya

The Hale Family
Whitney Hubbell
The Hunting Family
Carrie Kaplan
Olivia Katz
Scott Kendrick
Rodney Hill
Courtney Sheeley
Lynn Bayko
Alex Friedman
Alex Leddy
Eli Legate
Sue Lovell
Shana Kelly

Emily Marshall
Adam Barks
The Carlson Family
Elizabeth McGuire
Ian Meloy
Margaret Dole
Margaret Durney
The Millers
Shayne Sledge
Matt Moseley
The Moskowitz Family
Chelsea Murdock
Denis Murphy
Harald Neuweg

Nick Tininenko
Hank Richey
Tom Ressel
Johanna Robinson
The Rodgers Family
Jeffrey Shoaf
The Smith Family
Carl Heck
Marcia Goshorn
Amye White
Chris Godfrey
Kevin Vaughn
Jake Wolf
Bob Wilson

Kelly Beal
Shelley Wilcox
Justin Whitney
Joe White
John and Joy Wells
Lesley Walker
Amber Dunkelberg
Mark Tye
Eli Treibeck
Carrie Wolfer
Firman Family
Ron Maranian
William Nikola-Lisa
Barbara Cooper

Carly Famulari
Jim Kinsinger

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