Primary elections run through June 28

Ballots have been mailed to households

Scott Taylor
staylor@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/21/22

While the main drama this election season comes later this fall, there is plenty of drama wrapping up later this month in the Colorado state primaries. Primary voting continues through June 28, and …

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Primary elections run through June 28

Ballots have been mailed to households

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While the main drama this election season comes later this fall, there is plenty of drama wrapping up later this month in the Colorado state primaries.

Primary voting continues through June 28, and Adams County voters can return their ballots by mail or by hand-delivering them to one of the 28 24-hour ballot drop boxes scattered around the county.

Most Adams County races are uncontested, but the race for sheriff will be worth watching.

In the race for Adams County Sheriff Democratic nomination, incumbent Rick Reigenborn faces challenger Gene Claps, a former Division Chief when Reigenborn was first voted in as sheriff in 2018. You can read their candidate profiles online.

The winner will face former sheriff Mike McIntosh, the sole Republican contender for the seat and the one Reigenborn ousted as part of 2018’s Democratic wave.

The rest of the Adams County races are mostly place settings for November’s general election.

Incumbent Democrat Emma Pinter is unopposed for a second term in her District 3 County Commissioner seat. Across the aisle, Sean Forest is unopposed on the Republican ballot to face Pinter in November.

Incumbent County Commission District 4’s Steve O’Dorisio is unopposed on the Democrat ballot, as are incumbent Clerk and Recorder Josh Zygielbaum, Assessor Ken Musso and Coroner Monica Bronucia-Jordan. They should face Republican challengers Joseph Domenico, for the County Commission seat, Clerk and Recorder challenger Karen Hoopes, Assessor challenger Hieu Truong Nguyen and Coroner challenger Zach Archer.

In the race to be the next County Treasurer, Democrats can vote for Alex Villagran and Republic for Stan Martin. The winner of those two seats will face each other in November.

The races surrounding the next state legislature are just approaching the starting lines in Adams County, as well.

Former Northglenn City Council colleagues Sam Nizam and Jenny Wilford are facing each other to be the Democratic nominees for State Representative District 34 seat. The winner should face Republican Kevin Allen – the sole candidate for that seat.

Elsewhere on the Democrat’s primary ballot, Kyle Mullica is seeking a return to the State Senate for District 24 and Faith Winter for District 25.

Lindsey Daugherty is seeking the State Representative seat for District 24, Shannon Bird for District 29, Said Sharbini for District 31, Dafna Michelson Jent for District 32, William Lindselt for District 33, Adrienne Benavidez for District 35, Mike Wiesman for District 36, Spring Erickson for District 48 and Kathleen Conway for District 56.

On the Republican ballot, Courtney Potter is seeking the District 24 State Senate nomination and Melody Peotter is seeking the District 25 nomination.

Lining up for their parties nomination for State Representative seats are Bill Patterson for District 24, Vanessa DeMott for District 29, Heidi Pitchforth for District 31, Justin Brown for District 32, Stacie Dougherty for District 33, Kevin Allen for District 34, Craig Jones for District 35, William Waters for District 36. Gabe Evans and Terry Lee Robert Degroot are facing off to win the Republican nomination for the District 48 State Representative seat.

State races

In major state races, three Republicans are running for the chance to replace incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold. The candidates are Tina Peters, Mike O’Donnell and Pam Anderson.

Looking to unseat incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, the Republican ticket has the options of Greg Lopez and Heidi Ganahl.

With ballots already hitting mailboxes, election officials say residents have until June 28 at 7 p.m. to vote.

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