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June 28 Primary Election: Candidates of interest to Fountain Valley voters

 

Last updated 7/15/2022 at 1:18pm | View PDF

The new State Senate Districts 11 and 12 cover most of the Fountain Valley. To find your district, enter your address at visit https://leg.colorado.gov/house-district-map

By now most registered voters in El Paso County should have received their ballots for the June 28 Primary Election.

For long-time residents, there are some changes in districts worth noting. This is due to the statewide redistricting that took place last year.

In the Fountain Valley area, the most significant change is that State Senator Dennis Hisey – a Republican who has represented District 2 covering portions of Clear Creek, El Paso, Fremont, Park and Teller counties since January 2019 -- will be running for re-election in District 11 due to the redrawn maps.

District 2 will cover a significantly different area. The old SD2 was parceled out to several other districts, and a newly created district in northeast Douglas County is the new SD2.

Hisey said he moved to the Cuchares Ranch neighborhood (near Drennan and Marksheffel roads) last October. His new address is in the newly formed District 11.

"After redistricting, SD 11 is a very competitive seat so while I do not have a primary I have been working hard toward the general election in November," Hisey said. "I am very familiar with the southern portion of SD 11 since I represented it as a county commissioner and have been out walking the district ever since the session was completed last month."

He said the changes seem logical.

"Security and Widefield now being the same senate district with Fountain makes more sense than Security and Widefield being in the same senate district with Cimarron Hills," Hisey said. "Cimarron Hills now being in the same senate district with the southeast portion of the city makes more sense than the old configuration where they were in the same senate district as Broadmoor Bluffs."

Two Democrats are vying for the District 11 seat in the primary: Tony Exum and Yolanda L. Avila.

Also on the Primary ballot are Democrats David Torres and Michael C. Columbe. They are running for the U.S. Congress District 5 seat currently held by Republican Doug Lamborn.

On the Republican side, four candidates appear on the Primary ballot for this position, including incumbent Lamborn. His challengers are Dave Williams, Rebecca Keltie and Andrew Heaton.

Another seat contested among Republicans is that of State House District 21, held by Mary Bradfield. She's running for re-election and faces opposition from Karl O'Brian Dent Sr., who previously ran a brief campaign for sheriff but dropped out of that race.

Other contested Primary races include:

County Sheriff

Republicans – Todd M. Watkins, Greg Maxwell and Joe Roybal

County Coronor

Republicans – Rae Ann Weber and incumbent Leon Kelly

County Clerk and Recorder

Republicans – Peter Lupia and Steve Schleiker

County Treasurer

Republicans – Gina Trivelli and Chuck Broerman

To find your district for State House or State Senate, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/house-district-map

Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. June 28.

See the full list of voting locations and 24-hour drop boxes here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cRTy13OFyurPnqNnMfxEGLMq-QhZS2qv/view

Local drop boxes include:

Fountain Creek Park, 2010 Duckwood Road

Fountain Police Department, Community Room, 222 N. Santa Fe Ave.

School District 3 Federal Credit Union, 1180 Crawford Ave.

Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Widefield Water and Sanitation District, 8495 Fontaine Blvd.

Voting in person?

Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022, the VSPC location below is open the following days and hours:

Monday, June 6, 2022 - Friday, June 17, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (not open weekends)

Monday, June 20, 2022 - Friday, June 24, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Main Office (EPC Clerk’s Office) - Citizens Service Center - 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The VSPC locations below are open the following days and hours:

Monday, June 20, 2022 – Friday, June 24, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Downtown Centennial Hall - NW corner of Cascade Ave. & Vermijo St. - 200 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Southeast Branch (EPC Clerk’s Office) - SE corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd. - 5650 Industrial Pl., Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Fort Carson (EPC Clerk’s Office) - Enter at Gate 1 - 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525, Ft. Carson, CO 80913

The VSPC locations below are open the following days and hours:

Monday, June 27, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fountain Library – SE corner of E. Missouri Ave. & S. Main St. - 230 S. Main St., Fountain, CO 80817

Town of Monument - Town Hall - SW corner of Beacon Lite Rd. & Highway 105 - 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument, CO 80132

Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District – Community Center West – West of Meridian Rd. & Woodmen Hills Dr. - 11720 Woodmen Hills Dr., Falcon, CO 80831

Manitou Springs City Hall – Memorial Hall -NW corner of Manitou Ave. & El Paso Blvd. - 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

 

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