One seat was open for each of Thornton’s four wards, however only Ward 4 had a contested race and candidate Janifer “Jan” Kulmann took a strong lead over her opponent, Adam Matkowsky.
As of presstime Wednesday, Kulmann won the seat by 61.52 percent (3,429 votes) while Matkowsky had 38.48 percent (2,145 votes).
The Ward 4 seat was held by Lynne Fox, who decided not to run for re-election.
Incumbents Mack Goodman, Ward 1, and Val Vigil, Ward 2, faced no opposition. Goodman received 2,108 votes and Vigil received 2,842 votes.
Sam Nizam ran unopposed for the Ward 3 seat and received 3,265 votes. The seat was held by Randy Drennen, who also decided not to run for re-election this year.
Mayor Heidi Williams welcomed Kulmann and Nizam to the board and said she looked forward to working with them.
City Council members are elected to a four-year term. The newly-elected council members will be sworn-in during the Nov. 9 council meeting.