KVNF Local Election Results

Nov 7, 2012

On the Western Slope, Republican incumbent Scott Tipton kept his seat with 54 percent of the vote, with Democrat Sal Pace coming up close with 41% of the vote.

Here are the results for the Colorado state house races in our area:

In District 61, Democratic incumbent Millie Hamner kept her seat in a very tight race, getting just 50% of the vote over Republican Debra Irvine, Independent Kathleen Curry, and Libertarian Ellen Temby and American Constitutionalist Robert Petrowsky.

In District 55, Republican incumbent Ray Scott won 58% of the vote, beating out Democrat Dan Robinson and Libertarian Virgil Fenn.

In District 58, Republican incumbent Don Coram has been re-elected with 66% of the vote, over Democrat Tammy Theis  and Libertarian Jeff Downs.

In District 54, Republican Jared Wright won over Libertarian Tim Menger, securing 58% of the vote.

In District 59, Republican incumbent Paul Brown and Democrat Mike McLachlan are closely tied for the seat—with McLachlan edging in front of Brown with 50.6% of the vote.

Unofficial results are in for most counties in the KVNF listening area.
In Delta County, Republican Bruce Hovde took Commissioner District 2 seat unopposed. Republican Mark Roeber beat out Democrat Scott Wilson, taking 73% of the vote. All three local ballot issues—including eliminating term limits on sheriff and coroner—have passed.

In Montrose County, Republican incumbent Ron Henderson beat out Unaffiliated Juli Messenger for the District 1 commissioner seat, garnering 54% of the vote. In District 3, republican incumbent David White got 52% of the vote, narrowly beating out Democrat Kjersten Davis.

In Montrose County ballot issues, the measure 2A extending a 1% sales tax to provide 24 hr emergency medical care in Nucla passed with 78% support. Measure 2B to post bills and statements at town hall instead of publishing them, failed, with only 47 percent of voters approving it.

And measure 3A, a mill levy increasing taxes to match a state BEST grant for schools, failed, only getting 25% approval from voters.

In Ouray County, Democratic incumbent Lynn Padgett edged out a win over Republican Jack Flowers for the District 1 Commissioner seat. In the District 3 Commissioner race, Republican Don Batchelder and Unaffiliated Pat Willits are neck and neck, with Batchelder squeaking out 50.9 % of the vote.

In San Miguel County, Democrat Elaine Fischer has been re-elected to the District 1 Commissioner seat with 81% of the vote. For District 3 Commissioner, incumbent Green candidate Art Goodtimes has won with 48%, in a close race against Democrat Dan Chancellor, who secured 40% of the vote.

San Miguel County's mill levy for schools passed with 75% of the vote.  

In Mesa County, in the District 1 Commissioner race, Republican John Justman beat two unaffiliated candidates with 62% of the vote. In district 2, Republican Rose Pugliese beat out Democratic David Edwards with 66% of the vote.

Ballot issues dealing with dissolving the Central Grand Valley Sanitation District and adding new areas to the Grand River Mosquito Control District passed. But a mill levy for the Plateau Valley School District taxes increase by $350,000, just barely failed. Votes were split 49.1 to 50.9 percent against the measure.

Hinsdale County has not posted their results yet.