GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Incumbent 9th District Attorney Martin Beeson said he will delay making a formal comment on the results of the election, which was settled late Tuesday, until Monday, Nov. 26.
In an email message to media on Wednesday, Beeson said, "I will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with my family, and together we will decide upon our future."
Beeson fell 184 votes behind challenger Sherry Caloia in a very close race for the district attorney's seat. He prevailed in Rio Blanco and Garfield counties, while Caloia collected more votes in Pitkin County.
The total vote count for the three counties was 17,633 for Caloia, a Democrat, to 17,449 for Beeson, a Republican, a split of 50.2 to 49.8 percent.
Under the Secretary of State's rules, the vote is not close enough to prompt an automatic recount. However, Beeson could request a recount at his own expense.