Final Garfield County vote tally gives Jankovsky 344-vote win in commissioner race over Gordon

Garfield County Commissioner District 1 Candidates Ryan Gordon and Tom Jankovsky shake hands before answering questions at the October 2022 Issues and Answers Forum at Glenwood Springs City Hall .
Chelsea Self/Post Independent

The final, but still unofficial results of the Nov. 8 election in Garfield County have been tabulated, confirming a fourth term for Republican County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky over his challenger, Democrat Ryan Gordon, but by a slimmer margin than last week’s preliminary results revealed.

Jankovsky came out on top by 344 votes, 12,267 to Gordon’s 11,923, or 50.7% to 49.3% of the vote, according to results released by County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico Thursday afternoon. The results remain unofficial until the ballots are canvassed next month.

Alberico reported there were an additional 579 ballots processed on Thursday, including overseas, military and cured ballots that had been set aside during the initial count due to irregularities that came in by this week’s deadline.  

The Commissioner District 1 race remained outside the automatic recount margin of difference of 0.5%, at 2.8%, she said.

Though the numbers changed some in other county candidate races and on ballot questions, the outcomes remained the same. Here are the final tallies in those other races:

Glenwood Springs Question 2C (Lodging tax for workforce housing)

Yes — 2,163 (55.5%)

No — 1,735 (44.5%)

Carbondale Question 2A (Short-term vacation rentals tax for workforce housing)

Yes — 2,183 (71.8%)

No — 856 (28.2%)

Garfield County Clerk and Recorder

Jackie Harmon (R) — 12,371 (52.3%)

Becky Moller (D) — 11,307 (47.8%)

Garfield County Treasurer

Carrie Couey (R) — 12,252 (51.7%)

Aron Diaz (D) — 11,428 (48.3%)

Boebert, Frisch race looks headed to mandatory recount

Meanwhile, the ever-tightening contest between Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt and Democrat Adam Frisch of Aspen moved within the margin that would trigger an automatic recount.

As of the close of the day Thursday, with more ballot counting expected Friday, the tally was 163,737 votes for Boebert, or 50.08%, to 163,194 votes for Frisch, or 49.92%. That difference of just 0.33%, or 543 votes, if it holds through Friday, would mean there will be a recount in that race.

In Garfield County, Frisch had 13,752 to 10,326 for Boebert.

The final ballot counting also confirmed wins for Democrat Elizabeth Velasco over Republican incumbent Perry Will for the Colorado House District 57 seat, and for Democrat Dylan Roberts over Republican Matt Solomon in state Senate District 8. The latest tallies in those races were as follows:

Colorado House District 57

Elizabeth Velasco (D) — 53.9% (19,885)

Perry Will (R) — 46.1% (17,033)

Colorado Senate District 8

Dylan Roberts (D) — 55.7% (40,646)

Matt Solomon (R) — 44.3% (32,365)

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