House Majority Leader Amy Stephens R-Monument declared a victory in House District 19.
Unofficial results show Stephens with a clear lead with 72 percent of the vote. Stephens received 32,694 votes. Liberterian Alan Bassett received 10 percent or 4,571 votes and American Constitution Party Candidate Timothy Biolch had 5 percent or 2,425 votes. No democrats ran for the House District 19 seat.
“It was a great win. I was delighted and really happy and I am happy to serve this district,” Stephens said. “The people in this district are amazing and they really did turn out to vote. I was so proud of that. People came to the polls to vote.”
Part of Stephen's district is new. Monument, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and Black Forest were initially part of House District 20, which Stephens was elected to in 2006. When the new reapportionment maps where drawn up last December part of her district was drawn into House District 19. That pitted Stephens against House Representative Marsha Looper R-Calhan. Stephens beat Looper in the Republican primary in June.
In addition to parts of the Tri-Lakes area, House District 19 also includes Peyton, Calhan, Falcon, Elbert, Yoder and extends to the tip of Fountain. She has represented 75 percent of the district for the past five years. Palmer Lake is not in House District 19.
Stephens said even though Republicans lost the House she said she is really proud of the way the candidates ran their races.
“We'll continue to fight for jobs and the economy. We're going to be continuing to stand for those things that matter in my district and many districts in El Paso County,” Stephens said.
Stephens is encouraged by the business growth in her district and she would like to see businesses grow in Colorado.
“I know for my district it's what's important. That is what I want front and center and it's what I continue to support,” she added.