by Clayton Moore
It is a Colorado State wide Primary Election date – Tuesday, June 24th 2014.
What you need to know.
1 – It’s a U.S. Mail in election only. No Primary polling places.
2 – Eagle County Registered (Democrats/Republicans) will get their respective Primary election Ballot in the U.S. Mail – they must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office on or before Tuesday, June 24th. Eagle County Voters Registered as “independents” do not get to vote in this Primary Election this June – you have to wait till this November’s general election. However! Friday, May 23rd 2014 is the last day Unaffiliated voters can Change their Affiliated Status with the EC Clerks office – that would allow them to vote in a respective R or D primary on June 24th. (Click Here) If you are unsure of your current Voter Registration status – call the Clerk’s office in Eagle at 970.328.8728
Now that both local Parties have completed their respective Caucuses and Assembly’s – what can we expect to see (mostly complete list of candidates below) on the two different (R’s and D’s) Primary Ballot…
EC Democrats Primary Ballot:
Primary Races: Eagle County Commissioner – District 3
Unopposed Primary Election – Democrat Candidates
Teak Simonton – Incumbent, Eagle County Clerk and Recorder
Kathy Chandler-Henry – Incumbent Eagle County Commissioner – District 2
Mark Chapin – Incumbent, Eagle County Tax Assessor
Kara Bettis – Incumbent, Eagle County Coroner
Dan Corcoran – Incumbent, Eagle County Surveyor
Daric Harvey – Eagle County Sheriff, currently serving as a Commander working on the Vail Police Department
Kerry Donovan – Colorado State Senate – Senate District 5
Diane Mitsch Bush– Incumbent – Colorado State House – District 26
EC Democrats have no candidate challenging Incumbent EC Treasurer Karen Sheaffer in November’s general Election.
EC Republicans Primary Ballot:
EC Republicans have no challengers against democrat incumbent(s) EC Clerk and EC Assessor in November’s general election
Unopposed Primary Election – Republican Candidates
Karen Sheaffer – Incumbent – EC Treasurer
Dick Mayne – Eagle County Commissioner – District 3
Courtney Holm – Eagle County Commissioner – District 2
Ted Archibeque – Eagle County Surveyor
Sue Franciose – Eagle County Coroner
Don Suppes – Colorado State Senate – Senate District 5 (there are other GOP primary candidates)
Note Below: Colorado GOP State Assembly vote (11-12APR2104) will determine if there is a GOP Primary (candidates below) for the Colorado State House District 26. Colorado Re-districting has now put part of Eagle County in District 25 from District 56.
Chuck McConnell – Colorado State House – District 26
Dave Moloney – Colorado State House – District 26