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White appears to be heading for win

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Republican Rep. Al White, R-Hayden held a 9 percent lead in the State Senate District 8 race as of 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. With 91 percent of the precincts reporting in the six county district, White looked to be on his way to his first term as state senator.

If elected, White, 58, would replace Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs in Senate District 8, who is term-limited and not running for re-election. White who currently represents Colorado House District 57 is stepping down due to term limits himself, is also a member of the state’s Joint Budget Committee.

White is also fairly familiar with the area considering that House District 57 overlaps much of the territory he would represent in Senate District 8.

Senate District 8 covers Garfield County, along with Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and most of Eagle County.

Brenner campaigned in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale on Tuesday to sway voters in his direction with some very positive influence. Overall, Brenner received 50 percent of the Garfield County votes, while White trailed with 49 percent.

White studied political science at Western Illinois University before he volunteered for military duty. After which, he returned to college at the University of Colorado to study English. He never received a degree but began a successful 25-year ski business in Winter Park.

During his time as Rep. for House District 57 White has shown a cultivated a strong working relationship with House District 61 Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison. White has said that he feels that the economy, energy development, and the bark beetle epidemic in the state are some of the highest issues of concern for western Colorado.

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