Colorado starts search for new secretary of state

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.