Claps leads Reigenborn in Adams County sheriff's race

Winner will face Republican Mike McIntosh in November

Scott Taylor
staylor@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/28/22

Former Adams County Sheriff's Department Division Chief Gene Claps is on the path to unseat his former boss Sheriff Rick Reigenborn in the Democrat primary.

According to early tabulations released …

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Claps leads Reigenborn in Adams County sheriff's race

Winner will face Republican Mike McIntosh in November

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Former Adams County Sheriff's Department Division Chief Gene Claps is on the path to unseat his former boss Sheriff Rick Reigenborn in the Democrat primary.

According to early returns released by the Adams County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Claps has received 13,512 votes to Reigenborn's 11,333 in the tally released at 10:09 p.m. June 28. The results listed are unofficial.

The Democrat winner in the primary will face Republican Mike McIntosh, the former Adams County sheriff who Reigenborn ousted in 2018, part of the "blue wave" in Adams County that saw Democrats win all seats that were up for election.

McIntosh, the only Republican seeking the sheriff's job on the 2022 ballot, claimed 20,176 votes to cinch his nomination.

The bulk of the Adams County races were place settings for November. Incumbent District 3 Commissioner Emma Pinter, a Democrat, claimed 22,216 votes, according to unofficial results, and will face Republican Sean Forest in November. Forest received 17,404 votes.

Incumbent Democrat Steve O'Dorisio earned 22,047 votes to secure his nomination. He'll face Republican Joseph Domenico in November. Domenico picked up 17,397votes to secure his nomination.

In the race for county clerk, Democrat Josh Zygielbaum will face Karen Hoopes. Zygielbaum, with 22,396 votes in the Democrat primary, Hoopes had 17,421 in the Republican primary.

New County Treasurer Alex Villagran will face Republican Stan Martin in November. Villagran had 22,017 votes in the Democrat primary, and Martin had 17,437 in the Republican.

Assessor Ken Musso, who picked up 22,084 Democrat votes, will face Hieu Truong Nguyen in November. Nguyen had 16,966 Republican votes.

This story will be updated.

Adams County, sheriff, Gene Claps, Rick Reignborn, Mike McIntosh

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