Youssef runs for re-election with an eye on finances


Youssef runs for re-election with an eye on finances

Incumbent City Council candidate aims to bring continuity

Youssef runs for re-election with an eye on finances

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Melissa Youssef

Name, age: Melissa Youssef, 55.

Job: City Councilor.

Public service: Durango School District 9-R Board of Education member, Durango Discovery board president.

Born: Portland, Oregon.

Arrived in Durango: 1997.

Family: Her husband, Jim Youssef. One daughter, Natalie Youssef, 24, still lives in Durango.

Favorite Outdoors Activity: Hiking and biking.

First job: Assistant national bank examiner with the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency at 22.

Car: 2018 Audi Q5.

Top priority, if elected: financial sustainability, transparency and accountability.

About this series

Seven candidates are running for three open seats on Durango City Council. Two candidates were featured last week, and two in Wednesday’s print editions of The Durango Herald and on
All three open seats are for four-year terms. Ballots will be mailed by March 19 to residents of Durango who are eligible electors. Ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. April 6 to be counted.
Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off beginning March 22 at the City Clerk’s Office, 949 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 679 Turner Drive, Suite C; and a drop box at Fort Lewis College.

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