This past Saturday, April 10, was the El Paso County Republican Assembly and the corresponding Democrat Assembly. This was the first real glimpse into who will be on the primary ballot later this year. You can see the full results at the links below.
For those of you interested in local politics, the November ballot is almost set already when it comes to county races. There could still be some changes (such as candidates who lose at the assembly petitioning back onto the primary ballot), but with the exception of the Sheriff’s race, this is how the El Paso County portion of your November ballot may look based on information available to me:
|Clerk and Recorder||Wayne Williams||vs.||Tom Mowle|
|Surveyor||G. Lawrence Burnett||vs.||None|
|Commissioner District 1||Darryl Glenn||vs.||Steve Kjonaas|
|Commissioner District 5||Peggy Littleton||vs.||Michael Merrifiled|
* Sheriff Candidate TBD via Primary between Terry Maketa and Jacob (Jake) Shirk
This was my first opportunity to serve as a delegate to the county assembly and the experience was fun (if politics is your thing) and certainly educational. I’m looking forward to serving as a delegate to the Republican State Assembly next month as well, when we go through a similar process for beginning the process of selecting candidates for statewide offices.