Trustee candidate David Sites of Nederland sued the town over a “style of political opposition.”

A candidate for Nederland’s board of trustees is suing a Boulder County mountain town for what he believes is a “pattern of political dissent.”

In a complaint filed Friday in Boulder District Court, David Sites alleges that Nederland’s board of trustees is violating municipal code by not appointing him to a vacant trustee position. The lawsuit asks a judge to order the Netherlands to set the sites on the board.

In April, trustee Julian Taylor was seated. Elected MayorCreating an empty space on the board. Sites, who finished fourth in the election for three open trustee seats, says that means he must be appointed to the vacancy, according to the lawsuit.

Instead, the town opted to schedule a special election to fill the vacancy.

“The board refused to set the sites and instead ordered another election as part of political opposition to the sites by board members,” said their attorney, former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Geisler. wrote in the complaint.

The town board previously rejected the sites when it applied to the Nederland Downtown Development Authority — even though the organization recommended its appointment to the board, according to the lawsuit.