Candidate slate filled out for Western Slope legislative races

Candidate slate filled out for Western Slope legislative races

There will be some interesting races for Western Slope political junkies to watch during this year’s election west of the Divide. Three incumbents in House Districts 54, 59 and 61 will get a free ride to re-election this year, except for Rep. Bernie Buescher in HD58, and all open legislative seats will be contested.

Here’s a quick glance of House and Senate races this year on the Western Slope:


House District 54

Mesa County (western half) and Delta (western half)

Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, vs. no opponent

House District 55

Mesa County (eastern half including most of City of Grand Junction)

Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, vs. Laura Bradford (R) of Collbran

House District 56

Eagle, Summit, Lake Counties

Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, vs. Muhammad Ali Hasan (R) of Beaver Creek

House District 57 (Open Seat)

Grand, Routt, Jackson, Moffat, Garfield (western half), Rio Blanco

Robert Hagenbuch (D) of Phippsburg [no campaign Web site found] vs. winner of primary between Randy L. Baumgardner (R) of Hot Sulphur Springs [no campaign Web site found] and Dan Korkowski (R) of Grand Lake

House District 58 (Open Seat)

Montrose, Ouray, Dolores, San Miguel, Ouray, and part of Montezuma and Delta (eastern half)

City Councilwoman Noelle Hagan (D) of Montrose vs. Scott Tipton ( R) of Cortez

House District 59

La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan and part of Montezuma 

Rep. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, [no campaign Web site found] vs. no opponent

House District 61

Gunnison, Pitkin, Hinsdale, Roaring Fork area of Eagle and eastern Garfield

Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, [no campaign Web site found] vs. no opponent

Senate District 8 (Open Seat)

Eagle, Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, most of Garfield

Rep. Al White, R-Hayden, vs. former Councilman Ken Brenner (D) of Steamboat Springs

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