Impersonator muddles race for mayor in Loveland

Posted at 12:17 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 14:17:48-04

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a woman has been impersonating a candidate for mayor in a Colorado city but there's little they can do about the situation.

City of Loveland Spokesman Tom Hacker tells The Loveland Reporter-Herald that the city received a report of a woman claiming to be mayoral candidate Jacki Marsh this week.

Marsh, Ward III councilor John Fogle and former council member Larry Heckel are bidding to replace the sitting mayor.

Marsh says the woman seems to be a supporter but she's concerned voters may not know when they're speaking to an impersonator. Marsh said the impersonator has come into her jewelry store before, claiming various identities and confronting customers.

Local officials say there's nothing they can do aside from encouraging voters to get to know the real candidates.