Perlmutter to remain in his House seat

Congressional district is in Jefferson and Adams counties

Rep. Ed Perlmutter greets the crowd at the  at the 2018 Jeffco Dems Election Night Celebration on Nov. 6at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter greets the crowd at the at the 2018 Jeffco Dems Election Night Celebration on Nov. 6at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood.
Joseph Rios
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Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat of Arvada will again represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District.

As of 10 p.m. Nov. 6, Perlmutter had 59.61 percent of the vote, out of 245,571 votes cast.

"At every level, we have people that are outstanding," said Colorado Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter. "We've executed our game plan the best, and that's why we have a blue wave in Colorado." 

Running against Perlmutter for the seat is Republican Mark Barrington of Lakewood, who had 36.9 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Jennifer Nackerud of Westminster, with 3.5 percent of the vote.

Perlmutter was first elected to represent the 7th Congressional District in 2006. The district is in Jefferson and Adams counties, and includes Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and Arvada, as well as much of Westminster, Thornton and Northglenn. Prior to that, he served two terms in the Colorado Senate beginning in 1994.

During the election Barrington said that the two main issues he would focus on if elected would be the national debt and infrastructure. He believes all residents should have access to affordable health care. National security is another of his top priorities, as is road and transportation infrastructure.

Among some of the issues Nackerud notes on her website are that she believes in school choice and that “the rights of lawful gun-owners are Constitutionally protected,” but that she would be “in complete support of stricter gun laws, at the state level.”

In April 2017, Perlmutter announced he would run for governor to replace term-limited John Hickenlooper. In July that year, he announced he would no longer run for governor and that he would be leaving politics at the end of his current term. However, that announcement was followed by a decision to run for re-election to keep his House seat on Aug. 21, 2017.

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