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Politics

  • 2018 Voter Guide

        Election Day is less than two weeks away and for most Coloradans, this year’s ballot is lengthy. What follows is an overview of some of the races and questions Jefferson and Park County voters are going to face at the ballot box.

    COUNTY OFFICES
    JEFFERSON COUNTY
     Commissioner, District 3

    • Tina Francone, Republican, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Don Rosier stepped down early.

  • Stapleton, others to attend GOP candidate fundraiser in Evergreen on Thursday

    Gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton and several other Republicans running for office this fall will attend a candidate fundraiser in Evergreen on Thursday night.

  • Dahlkemper set to unseat Francone in Jeffco commissioners race

    Unofficial results show Lesley Dahlkemper defeating Tina Francone in the race for the sole available seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.

    Dahlkemper, a Democrat, will represent District 3, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County, including Littleton, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Conifer and part of Evergreen. She will replace Francone, a Littleton resident and Republican who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Commissioner Don Rosier stepped down.

  • Cutter wins in House District 25 race

    Democrat Lisa Cutter has won the House District 25 race over Republican Steve Szutenbach.

    Cutter took 52.51 percent of the vote, or 20,016 votes, compared with 47.49 percent for Szutenbach, or 18,100 votes. 

    House District 25 encompasses the vast majority of Jefferson County, including unincorporated Southwest Jeffco, Evergreen and Conifer.

  • Story chosen for SD 16

    Democrat Tammy Story has been chosen by voters to serve in Senate District 16, beating incumbent Republican Tim Neville for the spot.

    Story received 55.34 percent of the vote, 35,061 votes, compared with Neville’s 42.09 percent, or 26,668 votes. Libertarian James Gilman garnered 2.57 percent, or 1,629 votes.

    Story, a Conifer resident, previously told the Courier that she wants to focus on improving public education, transportation infrastructure and environmental protection.

  • Barris clarifies comments on building border wall

    Roger Barris, the Libertarian candidate for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District seat, is clarifying his response to an August debate question about support for building a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

  • Leonard withdraws bid for re-election

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, the current incumbent and Republican nominee for House District 25, has withdrawn from the November election after a judge ruled last month against his request to reduce his alimony and child support payments as determined by the terms of his divorce. 

    In an exclusive interview with the Courier on Thursday Leonard, who lives in Evergreen and has six children, said it wasn’t financially feasible for him to work as a legislator and still fulfill the requirements of the courts.

  • Unofficial results favoring incumbents at Evergreen Metro, EFPD

    Unofficial results Tuesday night had three incumbents — John Ellis, James Viellenave and Stephen Bond — retaining their seats on the Evergreen Metropolitan District board of directors.

    As of 9 p.m., Ellis has received 25 votes, Viellenave 22 and Bond 18. Challenger James Steven Beck had received 13 votes.

    Evergreen Metro also asked residents whether they would approve consolidating with the Upper Bear Creek Water & Sanitation District. Early returns were in favor of consolidation by a 27-4 count.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe survives close election

    After almost a week of watching the polls, a Jeffco candidate in one of the closest races of 2016 finally decided Monday night to concede the election to his opponent.

  • Szabo, Tighe re-elected to county commission

    Election night was good to at least one local incumbent as Libby Szabo won election to the District 1 county commission seat. In the District 2 race, incumbent Democrat Casey Tighe appeared to have narrowly won, event though some ballots still were counted.

    In the District 1 race, Szabo, the Republican candidate, had garnered 53 percent of the vote to win her first full term as commissioner. Her opponent, Marti Smith, earned 47 percent of the vote.