November races shape up after primary |

November races shape up after primary

With only one contested primary election taking place in Garfield County, turnout was low as 299 of the 14,627 registered voters turned out Tuesday.Still, the results make official a number of important races for the November general election.Republican Steven Reynolds will take on incumbent Trési Houpt (Democrat) for the District I county commissioner seat. The county clerk and recorder position left open by the retiring Mildred Alsdorf will see Marian Clayton (Republican) vying against Jean Alberico (Democrat). Democrat Georgia Chamberlain and Republican Gala Ivie will battle for the Garfield County treasurer, while Republican Shannon Hurst and Democrat John Gorman face off for the county assessor. Democrat David Nicholson and Republican Scott Aibner face off for county surveyor. Other November races of interest to Garfield County include the Regent of the University of Colorado, 3rd Congressional District, with Democrat Susan Hakanson, a current Roaring Fork School District board member, taking on Republican Tilman Bishop. District 57 State Rep. Al White (Republican) will be challenged by Andrew Gold (Democrat), and incumbent District 3 congressman John Salazar (Democrat) will go against Republican challenger Scott Tipton.In the only contested primary in Garfield County, Josh Penry had 103 votes to Matt Smith’s 39 for the District 7 State Senate Republican nomination in Garfield County. Final statewide results were not available.

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