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New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg’s son running for Scanlan’s state House seat

Josh Lautenberg, a Vail realtor and the son of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is in the running to replace state Rep. Christine Scanlan,...

Isgar creates Senate vacancy with appointment to USDA rural post

Term-limited state Sen. Jim Isgar won appointment as the U.S. Department of Agriculture state director of rural development, Mile High Politics first reported Tuesday morning. The Hesperus Democrat, whose Senate District 6 covers eight counties in the southwest corner of Colorado, plans to step down in about three weeks, he told Jeremy Pelzer, creating the need for a vacancy committee to fill the final year of his term.

Steadman wins appointment to SD 31

The final vote is in -- Pat Steadman has won the vacancy selection to replace Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Veiga in Senate District 31...

It’s a showdown between Steadman and Ragsdale to fill SD 31...

There will be a third and final round of voting between Pat Steadman and Ann Ragsdale in the Senate District 31 vacancy meeting to...

SD 31 vacancy committee casts first round of ballots: Ragsdale leads

In between fanning themselves with placards in a sweltering middle school auditorium, 157 Democratic officials have cast their votes in the contest to replace...

Vacancy meeting kicks off to replace retiring state Sen. Veiga in...

Denver and Adams County Democrats are crowded into the Morey Middle School auditorium -- stuffy but dripping historic charm -- to pick the successor...

More vacancy committees slated for off-session legislative hopefuls

Michael Johnston's win in the SD 33 vacancy committee election Monday night is just one of a handful of district party gatherings expected within the next few weeks to choose successors for state lawmakers departing for greener pastures.

Vacancy group picks Obama education advisor Johnston to replace Groff

High school principal Michael Johnston, who advised Barack Obama on education policy during his presidential campaign last year, won election at a vacancy committee meeting Monday night in northeast Denver to take the place of Democratic Senate President Peter Groff representing Senate District 33 in northeast Denver.

Obama education advisor Johnston joins race for Groff’s Senate seat

Should Michael Johnston, a white, Harvard- and Yale-educated school principal who grew up in the ski town of Vail, really have a shot at being appointed to the state Senate in one of the most ethnically diverse districts in Colorado?

LIVEBLOG: HD 3 vacancy committee meets to elect successor to McGihon

UPDATE: Daniel Kagan will replace retiring state Rep. Anne McGihon representing House District 3, a vacancy committee decided Thursday night. As Denver came to a near-standstill because of a freak spring blizzard, state House District 3 vacancy committee chair Paula Van Dusen said Thursday, “We’re going to make every attempt, come hell or high water” to hold the meeting to choose a successor to retiring state Rep. Anne McGihon. If the state House hopefuls, now nine strong, and a quorum among the 100-member vacancy committee can slog to Denver’s University Park United Methodist Church, so can we. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. tonight.