Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …
Election 2018

Colorado voter guide: Get to know the 2018 state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …

Guide to voting in Jeffco for Election 2018

Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than one month away. In Jefferson County, voters have a few options on how to register and vote. Here’s how: Register The first step to voting is to make sure you’re …
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B, watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Funding for Jeffco schools seems brighter

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed.
Jefferson County races
Cassidy

Brian Cassidy, candidate for Assessor

Party: Republican
City: Unincorporated Jefferson County/Littleton
Profession: Senior Commercial Appraiser
Campaign Website: www.Cassidy4JeffCo.com or Twitter @Cassidy4JeffCo or Facebook at …
Kersgaard

Scot Kersgaard, candidate for Assessor

Party: Democratic
City: Lakewood
Profession: Real estate agent
Campaign Website: KersgaardForJeffco.com; Facebook/ScotKersgaardForAssessor Why are you seeking this office? I believe the Jefferson …
Griffin

Faye Griffin, candidate for Clerk and Recorder

Incumbent Party: Republican
City of Residence: Unincorporated Jefferson County near Arvada
Profession: Current County Clerk and Recorder
Campaign website: FayeGriffin4jeffco@yahoo.com

George Stern, candidate for Clerk and Recorder

Party: Democrat
City: Golden
Profession: Attorney and business consultant; volunteer firefighter
Campaign Website: www.GeorgeSternforColorado.com or facebook.com/GeorgeSternforColorado
Cannon

Annette Cannon, candidate for Coroner

Party: Democratic
City: Westminster
Profession: Registered Nurse
Campaign Website: www.CannonForJeffCoCoroner.com

Thomas Weldon, candidate for Coroner

Party: Republican
City: Lakewood
Profession: Medicolegal Death Investigator
Campaign Website: weldonforcoroner.com
Dahlkemper

Lesley Dahlkemper, candidate for Jefferson County Commissioner — District 3

Party: Democratic
City of residence: Unincorporated Lakewood
Profession: Former business owner, journalist and nonprofit executive
Campaign Website: www.dahlkemperforjeffco.com  Twitter: @ldahlkemper …
Francone

Tina Francone, candidate for County Commissioner — District 3

Appointed incumbent
Party: Republican
City of residence: Littleton
Profession: Jefferson County Commissioner
Campaign Website: www.TinaForJeffco.com
Douglass

Bryan Douglass, candidate for Surveyor

Party: Democratic
City: Lakewood
Profession: Professional Land Surveyor
Campaign Website: bpdouglass@gmail.com

Robert Hennessy, candidate for county Surveyor

Republican incumbent Robert Hennessy did not respond to numerous requests to participate in this questionnaire.
Ditullio

Jerry DiTullio, candidate for Treasurer

Party: Democratic
City: Wheat Ridge
Profession: Treasurer for Wheat Ridge & teacher at WRHS
Campaign Website: www.jerryditullio.com/elections
Teunissen

Frank Teunissen, candidate for Treasurer

Party: Republican
City: Lakewood
Profession: Commercial banker
Campaign Website: FrankForJeffco.com
State legislature races
HD 23 Rep. Chris Kennedy (D) - Lakewood

Chris Kennedy, candidate for House District 23

Incumbent Party: Democratic
City of residence: Lakewood
Profession: Formerly a structural engineer, now committed to legislative role
Campaign Website: www.Kennedy4CO.com
Poston

Joan Poston, candidate for House District 23

Party: Republican
City of residence: Lakewoood
Profession: Retired Medical Technologist/Microbiologist (ASCP) and Exotic Vet Tech
Campaign Website: joanforcolorado.com
Duran

Monica Duran, candidate for House District 24

Party: Democrat
City: Wheat Ridge
Profession: Dental Management
Campaign Website: www.monicaduran.com
Erwin

Arthur Erwin, candidate for House District 24

Party: Republican
City: Golden
Profession: Human Resource Director
Campaign Website: Artforcolorado.com or www.facebook.com/ArtForColorado/
Pyne

Vicki Pyne, candidate for House District 27

Party: Republican
City: Arvada
Profession: Self-Employed and Program Manager for CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Campaign Website: vickipyneforhd27.com
Titone

Brianna Titone, candidate for House District 27

Party: Democratic
Profession: Geologist and Software Developer
City of residence: Arvada
Campaign website: BriannaForColorado.com, @BriannaForHD27, BriannaForColorado (FB/Insta)
Tipper

Kerry Tipper, candidate for House District 28

Party: Democratic
City: Lakewood
Profession: Attorney
Campaign Website: www.kerrytipper.com

Kristina Joy Alley, candidate for House District 28

Party:Republican
City: Lakewood
Profession: Teacher
Campaign Website: KristinaJoyAlley.com
Kraft

Tracy Kraft-Tharp, candidate for House District 29

Party:Democratic
City: Arvada
Profession: Policy Consultant/State Legislator
Campaign Website: TracyForStateRep.com
Nouis

Grady Nouis, candidate for House District 29

Party: Republican
City: Westminster
Profession: Laser Light Show Company Owner
Campaign Website: gradyforhouse.com, facebook.com/gradyforhouse
Jensen

Christine Jensen, candidate for Senate District 20

Party: Republican
City: Arvada
Profession: Small Business Owner
Campaign Website: http://christineforcolorado.org/

Jessie Danielson, candidate for Senate District 20

Party: Democratic
City: Wheat Ridge
Profession: State Representative
Campaign Website: www.jessiedanielson.com or on Facebook @JessieDanielsonforColorado or Twitter @jessiedanielson

Brittany Pettersen, candidate for Senate District 22

Party: Democratic
City: Lakewood
Profession: State Representative
Campaign Website: www.brittanypettersen.com

Tony Sanchez, candidate for Senate District 22

Party: Republican City: Littleton
Profession: Nonprofit Director
Campaign Website: Tonyforcolorado.com
What makes you the best choice for this office? I am running for this office because we need …
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