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UPDATE: Mike Samson solidifies win over Leslie Robinson in Garfield County Commission race

1,690 ballots still waiting to be processed; 180 that can still be 'cured'

Ray K. Erku
Post Independent
Garfield County Commissioner District 3 candidates Mike Samson, left, and Leslie Robinson.
Leslie Robinson, Democrat, District 3 Garfield County Commission challenger Mike Samson, Republican, District 3 Garfield County Commission incumbent

With the fourth unofficial election results now in, District 3 Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson has solidified his win against Democratic challenger Leslie Robinson.

Samson’s 14,478 votes over Robinson’s 13,656 hoisted the Republican candidate to an unsurpassable 2.92% lead.

With the win, Samson will serve his fourth term on the county commission.

“I feel really good about the issues that I brought up,” Robinson told the Post Independent just before noon Wednesday. “I very much enjoyed working with Beatriz (Soto) as my campaign partner and we’re both community activists, so we’re not going to be going anywhere.”

Looking back at her campaign trail, Robinson said she was shocked to see how much racism there still is in western Garfield County.

“We got feedback from business owners that their children in the high school are ridiculed and bullied,” she said. There’s a problem with the school system with a racial imbalance… It has something to do with students amplifying their parents’ beliefs.”

Despite the impending loss, Robinson said she’ll continue to fight for Garfield County residents.

After several attempts, the Citizen Telegram was unable to reach Samson for comment.

rerku@citizentelegram.com


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