Sanchez defeats Nicolais
Winner goes on to face Kerr in SD22
After the Republican primary for Senate District 22, Tony Sanchez will be facing Andy Kerr in November.
Sanchez beat out Mario Nicolais with 66.52 percent of votes, 6,235, to Nicolais' 33.48 percent, 3,138.
"It's very exciting and I'm so thankful to so many of the people who came out to support liberty," Sanchez said. "People are sick and tired of politics as usual and of too much government, and they want someone who is responsive and listens to the community."
Sanchez is a relative newcomer to Jeffco, having moved to Colorado from California three years ago. He has been involved with the Colorado Hispanic Republicans and has worked on Republican races before.
The impetus for Sanchez entering the public sphere was what Sanchez describes as gross government overreach, particularly in the last legislative session. He highlighted Kerr's stance on TABOR and Amendment 66 as key issues, adding that people don't want taxes just imposed on them.
"Knocking on doors I kept hearing 'out of touch' and they want somone who will serve the community and listen," he said. "It's a fresh approach I'm bringing to issues that will affect their pocket books."
Nicolais could not be reached for comment.