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Politics

  • HD 25 candidates offer contrasting solutions to state issues

    The two mountain area residents vying in state House District 25 are mostly in agreement when asked to identify the critical issues facing the state — but their solutions differ dramatically.

  • One Dem candidate remains in race to run against Szabo

    Marti Smith of Arvada is the only remaining Democratic candidate seeking to run for county commissioner against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo.

    However, Smith still must be approved by a vote of the Democratic vacancy committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Arvada Center for the Arts.

  • Doug Lempke: Candidate for EPRD board

    Evergreen resident Doug Lempke believes he has reached the stage in life where he's ready to give something back to the community. While attending several meetings of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, he thought: "This could be a fit." 

  • Monty Estis, candidate for EPRD board

    Evergreen Highlands resident and avid pickleball player Monty Estis works full-time as a systems analyst in Denver and part-time two hours a week supervising open gymnastics at Wulf Recreation Center. If he wins election to the rec district board, he said, he will  resign from his paid park-district position, which he has held for three years.    

  • Bill May, candidate for the EPRD board

    Longtime Evergreen resident and businessman Bill May decided to run for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to help promote more local involvement, better represent the south end of the district and "because he just had the feeling that I could help with some things we felt were important." 

    May, 67, is the owner of Farmers Insurance and in 1989 moved his business to Evergreen, where he has an office on Meadow Drive. Before moving to his current home in Evergreen Meadows, he lived in Hangen Ranch.

  • Candidates for district attorney both favor use of specialty courts

    The two candidates vying for district attorney in Jeffco might be from different political parties, but both say they are committed to reform in the criminal justice system through expanding the use of specialty courts.

    Incumbent DA Pete Weir, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jake Lilly of Evergreen, agree that Jeffco’s specialized problem-solving courts, including dedicated drug, adult mental health and veterans courts, provide a better and more tailored approach.

  • GOP candidates for U.S. Senate winnowed at state convention; Neville fails to make primary ballot

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates. 

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • Three Dems in contention to challenge Szabo for commission seat

    Jeffco Democrats saw some unusual action at their March 19 county assembly when the names of five county residents were put forward to run for the county commission seat in District 1 against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo. 

  • GOP picks Teunissen to challenge Tighe

    Delegates chose Frank Teunissen as the GOP candidate for Jeffco commissioner in the District 2 race at the at the Jefferson County Republican assembly on Saturday.

    And Jeffco Commissioner Libby Szabo accepted the nomination as the District 1 Republican candidate.

    If elected, Teunissen said he would serve as “a new conservative commissioner.”

  • Three candidates running for two open seats on EPRD board

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a polling-place election May 3 to decide two open seats on the five-member board of directors.   

    Eight-year board member Janet Heck Doyle, who served two four-year terms, is term-limited. Andrew Adamowski, who was elected in 2012, is not running for a second term.

    Three people submitted self-nomination forms by the deadline, which was Feb. 26: Doug Lempke, Monty Estis and Bill May.