Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in …
Q&As with candidates for county offices
Laydon

Abe Laydon, candidate for Douglas County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican
City or town of residence: Lone Tree
Profession: Land-use attorney
Campaign website: www.abeforcommissioner.com

Mary Lynch, candidate for Douglas County commissioner, District 1

Party: Democratic
City or town of residence: Parker
Profession: Software analyst
Campaign website: MaryLynch4DougCo.com
Ludwick

Sydney Ludwick, candidate for Douglas County coroner

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Biologist Campaign website: www.sydneyludwick.com Why are you seeking this office? I want to prevent deaths in Douglas County …
Romann

Jill Romann, candidate for Douglas County coroner

(Incumbent) Name: Jill Romann Party:  Republican City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: County coroner Campaign website: jillromann.com Why are you seeking this office? I am the current …
Carter

Shenika Carter, candidate for Douglas County assessor

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Accounting and tax professional Campaign website: www.ShenikaCarter.com Why are you seeking this office? I'm running for county …
Frizell

Lisa Frizell, candidate for Douglas County assessor

Party: Republican City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Incumbent county assessor Campaign website: FrizellforAssessor.com Why are you seeking this office? Having grown up in Douglas …
Johnson

Carol Johnson, candidate for Douglas County clerk and recorder

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Past employment: Finance/banking Campaign website: caroljohnsoncountyclerk.com Why are you seeking this office? I am proud of Douglas County. …
Klotz

Merlin Klotz, candidate for Douglas County clerk and recorder

(Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Clerk and recorder Campaign website: Klotz4Clerk.com Why are you seeking this office? To continue the operational success …
Gill

Dave Gill, candidate for Douglas County treasurer

(Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Sedalia, Colorado Profession: Douglas County treasurer Campaign website:  www.facebook.com/DaveGillforDougCo/ Why are you seeking this …
Hicks

Angie Hicks, candidate for Douglas County treasurer

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Business analyst Campaign website: www.angie4dougco.org Why are you seeking this office? Giving back to the community started early in …
Spurlock

Tony Spurlock, unopposed candidate for Douglas County sheriff

(Unopposed incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Lone Tree Profession: Sheriff Campaign website: SpurlockforSheriff.com Why do you want to continue to serve as sheriff? The citizens …
Q&As with candidates for state Legislature
Holbert

Chris Holbert, candidate for state Senate District 30

(Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Consultant Campaign website: chrisholbert.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As Senate majority leader, I …
Peterson

Steve Peterson, candidate for state Senate District 30

Party: Independent City or town of residence: Roxborough Profession: Strategy consultant Campaign website: www.peterson4colorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Partisan …
Varnell

Julia Varnell-Sarjeant, candidate for state Senate District 30

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Retired aerospace Campaign website: https://juliaforcostatesenate30.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I …
Baisley

Mark Baisley, candidate for state House District 39

Party: Republican City or town of residence: Roxborough Park Profession: Aerospace engineer Campaign website: baisley.org What makes you the best choice for this office? I will simply offer my …
Vanderkolk

Kamala Vanderkolk, candidate for state House District 39

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Roxborough Profession: Graphic designer Campaign website: kamala39.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I'm a very active member of my …
Rothe

Barrett Rothe, candidate for state House District 43

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Health care project manager Campaign website: RotheColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? People are …
Van Winkle

Kevin Van Winkle, candidate for state House District 43

Incumbent Party: Republican City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Small business owner Campaign website: www.VanWinkleforColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? …
Aiken

Simone Aiken, candidate for state House District 44

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Software developer Campaign website: https://simoneaiken4colorado.com/ What makes you the best choice for this office? My bills will …
Ransom

Kim Ransom, candidate for state House District 44

(Incumbent) Party: Republican City/town of residence:  Unincorporated Douglas County Profession: Former teacher, editor, buyer, CSR, legislative aide Website:  www.kimransom.org What makes you the …
Kombo

Danielle Kombo, candidate for state House District 45

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Administrative health care professional Campaign website: www.kombo4colorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I …
Krug

Tim Krug, candidate for state board of education, District 4

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Franktown Profession: Retired educator and entrepreneur Campaign website: krugforcoloradoschools.org Why are you seeking this office? I'm seeking a …
Scheffel

Debora Scheffel, candidate for state board of education, District 4

Why are you seeking this office? I believe strongly in the power of education to change an individual, our state and nation. The State Board sets standards, chooses the state test, accredits school …
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