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Politics

  • Evergreen lawyer challenging Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir

    An Evergreen attorney has filed to run as a Democrat and will challenge Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir, a Republican, in the November 2016 election.

    Jake Lilly, who runs his own criminal defense firm in Lakewood and lives in Evergreen, will be the first Democrat to run for DA since 2004. Weir, who ran unopposed in 2012 and succeeded fellow Republican Scott Storey, has already filed to run for a second term.

  • Candidates for school board seat tout divergent backgrounds

    A former commercial property manager and a veteran teacher will vie for a seat on the Jeffco school board this fall.

  • Neville pushing parental rights bill

    State Sen. Tim Neville is moving forward with campaign promises to limit the authority of government with a parental rights bill that was approved by the Senate on Thursday. 

    Senate Bill 77, sponsored by the newly elected District 16 senator and other GOP legislators, would strengthen the authority of parents in the areas of education and health care for their children.

  • Jeffco's newest commissioner sworn in

    Jeffco once again has three county commissioners.

    Former Republican state representative Libby Szabo was sworn in Friday as the newest commissioner. Szabo will serve the final two years of the term of Faye Griffin, who resigned after she was elected clerk and recorder in November.

  • Vacancy panel to name replacement for office-hopping Griffin

    As newly elected Jeffco clerk and recorder Faye Griffin prepares to serve in her third different elected position in eight years — after she resigns from her county commission seat — a GOP vacancy committee is preparing to replace her on the commission.

    E.V. Leyendecker, chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, said the party formed a vacancy committee earlier this year after Griffin announced her plans to run for clerk and recorder — and to leave her term-limited commission seat if elected. 

  • Keyser a decisive winner in state House District 25

    Morrison Republican Jon Keyser scored a decisive victory over Democratic challenger Janet Doyle of Evergreen and Libertarian candidate Jack Woehr in his first-time bid for state House District 25.

    Keyser captured 52.5 percent of the vote, and Doyle had 43 percent. Woehr garnered 4.5 percent, according to results posted by the secretary of state for the Nov. 4 election.

  • Rosier wins re-election to Board of County Commissioners

    Republican Don Rosier’s bid to win a second term on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners was successful. Rosier captured 50 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Democratic challenger John Flerlage. Independent candidate Greg Standley had about 8 percent.

  • Polis wins re-election to Congress

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican challenger George Leing 55 percent to 45 percent in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    Tallies from the Colorado Secretary of State's office showed Polis's win to be 54.7 percent of the vote over Leing's percent at 45.3 percent of the vote.

  • Voters pick Shrader as Jeffco's next sheriff

    Jeffco voters overwhelmingly picked Jeff Shrader as the county’s next sheriff.

    Results showed the Republican Shrader with 73 percent of the vote over Libertarian candidate Brett Almy’s 27 percent.

    In the same fashion as Tuesday’s election, Shrader overwhelmingly captured the GOP nomination in June over Jim Shires, winning more than 60 percent of the primary vote.

  • Neville unseats Nicholson in Senate District 16 race

     Republican challenger Tim Neville edged out incumbent Democrat Jeanne Nicholson by 3 percentage points in the state Senate District 16 race, according to unofficial results from the secretary of state. 

    “I’m thankful to God for the opportunity, and for the people’s support,” Neville said.

    Although early returns did not show a clear winner in Senate District 16, sufficient votes had been counted by Monday, when Nicholson said she conceded to Neville.