While the Obama whirlwind swept through Jefferson County in the Nov. 4 election, it failed to engulf traditionally Republican House District 25.
Some predicted that Cheri Gerou, an Evergreen Republican, would not be able to hang on to the seat that had been a Republican stronghold under Rob and John Witwer for the last six years.
But in her first run for political office, Gerou surprised the naysayers and parlayed a message of fiscal responsibility, a Republican registration advantage, mountain residency and solid financial resources into a big win.
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