Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman oversaw his own successful election last week to replace CD 7’s outgoing Rep. Tom Tancredo. And that means that Gov. Bill Ritter must find a replacement for Coffman, who spent the weeks leading up to the election mired in allegations of illegal voter purging as well as other shenanigans.
Ritter has convened a seven-member committee to do just that. Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Scott Doyle is one member, and he’s also serving on a separate state board, the Election Reform Commission, that will hash out what went right and wrong with this past election at a meeting on Wednesday.
The committee will present a list of three secretary of state finalists in December. Anyone interested in applying can do so by logging onto Ritter’s Web site.