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Election results in for Rio Grande

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012

DEL NORTE — The Del Norte Schools were big victors in Tuesday’s election, drawing 1,229 yes votes to 896 no votes against the mill levy override that will pump new funds into the school district, making up for state budget cuts and other funding losses.

Independent Pam Bricker is Rio Grande County’s new County Commissioner in District 3, pulling in 1,973 votes to 1,722 for Republican Gene W. Glover and 902 for Marty Asplin, also an incumbent.

The tallies are unofficial, since the county had 15 of 16 precincts (93.75 percent) reporting at press time.

Running unopposed for the seat in commissioners’ District 3, Republican incumbent Doug Davie drew 3,780 confidence votes. Running for the seat in newly created State Senate District 35, Republican Larry Crowder was the winner in Rio Grande County with 2,585 votes to 2,094 for Democrat Crestina Martinez and 167 for Libertarian William Stuart Bartley.

In the race for State House District 62, Republican Tim Walters pulled in 2,504 Rio Grande County votes to 2,290 for Democrat incumbent Edward Vigil.

The hotly contested race for 12th Judicial District Attorney saw Republican Peter Comar drawing 2,570 votes in the county to 2,152 for incumbent Democrat David Mahonee. Rio Grande County backed the incumbent in the U.S. House District 3, giving 2,785 votes to Republican Scott R. Tipton, 1,811 to Democrat challenger Sal Pace, 92 to Libertarian Gregory Gilman and 134 to independent Tisha T. Casida.

The county went Republican again in the race for regent of the University of Colorado-at large, according 2,200 to Brian Davidson and 1,969 to Democrat Stephen C. Ludwig. ACN’s Tyler Belmont drew 166 votes and Libertarian Daniel Ong, had 163 votes.

In the race for Regent of the University of Colorado Congressional District 3, Republican Glenn Gallegos won the confidence of 2,442 Rio Grande County voters to 1,995 for Democrat Jessica Garrow.

Chief 12th Judicial District Judge Pattie P. Swift drew 3,454 votes of support from Rio Grande County electors and 951 against her service.

Constitutional Amendment S dealing with the state personnel system was narrowly defeated in Rio Grande County, 2,345 to 2,194.

Amendment 64, regarding legalization of marijuana, lost by a narrow margin with Rio Grande County voters, 2,424 to 2,411.

Amendment 65, regarding the state’s right to limit political contributions passed 3,469 to 1,242 in Rio Grande County

Mineral County

Mineral County has 837 registered voters, 674 of whom voted this year. That is an 80.5 percent turnout, according to Clerk and Recorder Eryn K. Wintz.

Democratic challenger Don Hollenshead defeated incumbent Republican Jimmy K. Adelman 343 to 316.

Democrat Charles “Chuck” Fairchild lost to Republican Ramona Weber, 400 to 253.

Mineral County voters also favored Republican Tim Walters over incumbent Democrat Edward Vigil 348-257.

In the race for newly created Colorado Senate District 35, Republican Larry Crowder pulled in 312 Mineral County votes to 386 for Democrat Crestina Martinez and 18 for Libertarian William Stuart Barti. In the race for 12th Judicial District Attorney,

Republican Peter Comar drew 321 votes to 262 for incumbent Democrat David Mahonee in Mineral County.

The contest between Republican incumbent U.S. Representative Scott R. Tipton saw 362 voters backing Tipton over Democratic challenger Sal Pace, who pulled in 208 Mineral County votes, Libertarian Gregory Gilman, 8, and unaffiliated candidate Tisha T. Casida, 35.

Mineral County voters strongly favored the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan with 344 votes over the incumbent Democrat ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, with 291 votes. Eight votes were scattered among other parties’ candidates.

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