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McCasky re-elected; Griffin tops Windels

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By AJ Vicens

   

 

There will be only one new Jefferson County commissioner, and she won't have to move far in January.

Faye Griffin, Jeffco's Republican treasurer, won a close race in District 1 against term-limited state Sen. Sue Windels, an Arvada Democrat.

Griffin beat Windels by almost 4 percent, or about 10,100 votes, according to Jeffco elections data.

The District 2 commission race was closer, with incumbent Republican Kevin McCasky edging Democratic challenger Jason Bane by a little more than 2 percent, or about 6,600 votes. Green Party candidate Scott Zulauf, a Littleton teacher, garnered more than 6 percent of all votes cast in the race.

Bane, 31, is a former journalist and a communications specialist for the Service Employees International Union.

The balance of power on the commission remains red, as Democrat Kathy Hartman is the third commissioner.