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McCown holds off Lambert

Heidi Rice

If nothing else, Mayor Keith Lambert of Rifle hopes that his campaign to run for the county commissioner position will encourage elected officials to make things better for the people of Garfield County in the future.Lambert, a Democrat, challenged incumbent County Commissioner Larry McCown for the District 3 seat. According to unofficial final election results released early Wednesday morning, Lambert lost with McCown garnering 9,993 votes to Lambert’s 9,143 votes – a 52 to 48 percent margin.”For me, it was an election about the people,” said Lambert. “The entire campaign was about people and the needs of the people. I really looked at that as an important aspect of the campaign.”McCown, a Republican, has served two terms – eight years – as a Garfield County Commissioner. His campaign focused on his experience with the oil and gas industry as well his knowledge of county issues.Lambert will continue as mayor and hinted that he may seek a county commissioner position again in the future. He will be up for re-election to the Rifle City Council in September 2005.”The whole goal was to make things better for the people of Rifle,” Lambert said. “If the result of my campaign was to do that, then it was all certainly worthwhile.”McCown, a Republican, mounted his campaign on his eight years of experience as a county commissioner, saying he’s learned the ins and outs of county government and has proven himself as a leader.McCown, a Republican, mounted his campaign on his eight years of experience as a county commissioner, saying he’s learned the ins and outs of county government and has proven himself as a leader.


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