Douglas County voters will have a slate of new faces vying to represent them in various Colorado House Districts on the ballot this November.
Facing off in HD43, which covers a majority of Highlands Ranch, are candidates Kurt Huffman, a Republican, and Robert Marshall, a Democrat. Huffman was appointed to the HD43 seat in June when it was vacated by former Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, who was appointed to be a Colorado senator for district 30.
Huffman won a primary challenge from Republican Robin Webb with 60.9% of the vote to Webb’s 39.1%, as of July 8. Marshall didn’t have a primary challenger.
According to TRACER candidate information, Huffman has raised just over $9,000 in contributions and Huffman has taken out $100,000 in loans. So far, he has spent $69,670. Marshall has raised $15,100 and spent $1,291.
Hoping to represent the Parker area of HD44 are Republican Anthony Hartsook and Democrat Bob Henry. Current Rep. Kim Ransom, who has been in the seat since 2015, is term limited.
Hartsook received 62.6% of the vote to beat primary challenger Terry Dodd, who got 37.4% of the vote. Henry was uncontested.
TRACER shows Hartsook having raised $23,816 and backed with a $50,000 loan, as well as spending $64,368. Henry has not spent any money and has received $865 in contributions.
In HD45, which spans Castle Rock and the surrounding area, Republican Lisa Frizell, the Douglas County assessor, will run against Democrat Ruby Martinez. Former HD45 Rep. Patrick Neville was term-limited after serving in the seat since 2015.
Frizell received 56% of the vote in the June primary against candidate Bill Jack, who got 44% of ballots. Martinez was the sole Democratic candidate.
Frizell has significantly outraised Martinez so far, per TRACER. Frizell has received $24,650 and she has also taken out $65,000 in loans, while spending almost $83,000. Martinez reports having $1,000 in loans and $2,764 in contributions with less than $770 in expenditures.
For HD39, which includes parts of Lone Tree and Castle Pines, Republican Brandi Bradley and Democrat Eric Brody are running. The district is currently represented by Mark Baisley, who is running for Senate District 4.
Neither Bradley or Brody were contested in the primaries.
Bradley’s TRACER report shows she has raised $2,470 and is backed with a $1,000 loan. She has spent $2,508. Brody has received $1,645 and spent around $20.
Regardless of who voters choose in each district, the election will send a first-time representative to the statehouse.
Election day is Nov. 8. To register to vote or check voting status, go to www.coloradosos.gov/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml.
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