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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