Wednesday July 29, 2015

voteWith few contested races, voters in Delta County selected only a handful of party candidates in Tuesday's primary election. In the only local race, on the Republican ticket, voters selected Teri Stephenson over Pat Luna for county clerk and recorder. Stephenson garnered 2,293 votes (63%) to Luna's 1,366 (37%). 


The Republicans ran one one candidate for the other county offices, and the Democrats did not run any candidates.

Vote totals (unofficial) for other county office:

  • County Commissioner, Dist. 1 - Doug Atchley - 3,187
  • County Treasurer - Lisa Tafoya - 3,005
  • County Assessor - Debbie Griffith - 3,048
  • County Sheriff - Fred McKee - 3,344
  • County Surveyor - Jesse Messenger - 3,125
  • County Coroner - Kevin Lucy - 3,209

State level races:

  • Governor - Delta County voters favored Mike Kopp but Bob Beauprez won the race over Tom Tancredo, Steve Gessler and Michael Kopp and will challenge incumbent John Hickenlooper.
  • Secretary of State - Wayne Williams (R) will face Joe Neguse (D) and Amanda Campbell (ACP)
  • Treasurer - Walker Stepleton (R) will face Betsy Markey (D)
  • Attorney General - Cnthia Coffman (R) will face Don Quick (D)
  • State Board of Education, Congressional Dist. 3 - Marcia Neal won a tight race over Barbara Ann Smith on the Republican ticket; she will face Henry Roman (D) in November.
  • State Senate, Dist. 5 - Don Suppes (R-Eckert) will face Kerry Donovan (D-Vail)
  • State Rep., Dist. 54 - Yeulin Willett (R), a Grand Junction resident who grew up in Delta, will face Brad Webb (D-Palisade)
  • State Rep., Dist. 61 - Debra Irvine (R) will face Millie Hamner (D)


National races:

  • U.S. Senate - Cory Gardner (R) will challenge incumbent Mark Udall (D).
  • U.S. Rep., Dist. 3 - Incumber Scott Tipton beat off Republican challenger David Cox and will face Abel Tapia (D) in November


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