Davis’ District 61 bid made official | PostIndependent.com

Davis’ District 61 bid made official

Although Glenwood Springs City Council member Rick Davis had earlier announced his intent to run for District 61 State House representative, it wasn’t made official until last weekend.

Delegates from the newly formed District 61 – which includes the eastern portion of Garfield County, the southwestern corner of Eagle County, as well as all of Pitkin, Gunnison and Hinsdale counties – gathered in Denver on June 1 and 2 for the Democratic State Convention, unanimously voting to support Davis in his run against incumbent Republican Gregg Rippy, also of Glenwood.

Davis has spent the last 2-1/2 years on the Glenwood Springs City Council and spent 4-1/2 years on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

“I feel connected with all the people who live in the Western Slope, and I believe that I can bring positive change to this district in the State House. I believe this part of our state has been ignored for too long, and it is time to create a solution to that problem,” Davis said in a news release.

The election is Nov. 5.

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