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Politics

  • 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. 

  • Evergreen’s Tim Leonard selected to replace Keyser at statehouse

    A Republican vacancy committee on Saturday appointed Tim Leonard of Evergreen to the House District 25 seat vacated by Jon Keyser, who stepped down last week to run for U.S. Senate.

  • Election canceled in Indian Hills Fire District

     Indian Hills Fire/Rescue won’t hold a board election this year, as no challengers surfaced for the two seats up for re-election.

    Incumbents Scott Kellar and Paul Pettit will continue as board members for four-year terms starting in May, said Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Challengers had until Feb. 26 to get on the ballot, and until Feb. 29 to run as a write-in option, Carson said. 

  • Keyser announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Jon Keyser, the Republican who represents Conifer and Evergreen in the state House, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet. 

    The Morrison resident was elected in House District 25 in 2014, succeeding three-term representative Cheri Gerou, also a Republican.

  • Two seats on EFR board up for election in May

    Two seats on the Evergreen Fire/Rescue board of directors are up for election in May.

    Board members serve four-year terms, and are not paid.

    Self-nomination forms are available at the district’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. A candidate must live in the district, be an owner or spouse of someone who owns property in the district, and must pay property taxes.

  • County commission candidate focuses on property rights

    County commission candidate Frank Teunissen said he will bring a commitment to personal property rights to county government if elected.

    The Lakewood resident, a Republican, is running in the November election for the District 2 commission seat currently held by Democrat Casey Tighe. Tighe is running for re-election.

  • Pro, con sides on EFR tax hike heard at forum

    The cost of providing emergency medical services is growing, and an increase in property taxes isn't a realistic way of covering those increasing expenses — at least that was the message opponents of Evergreen Fire/Rescue's proposed mill levy delivered at a candidates' forum at Evergreen's Center/Stage Theatre last week.

    John Putt, a former volunteer firefighter and communications manager for EFR, spoke about why he thinks the community should vote against the ballot measure and instead spend more time exploring other options.