Northern Colorado Election Results – General Election 2016
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Weld County Commissioners
- Weld County voters are hanging onto Mike Freeman, the District 1 county commissioner. The Republican incumbent beat his Democrat contender, Carl Erickson, 66.9 % to 33.1%.
- Incumbent Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer will keep her District 3 seat as Weld County Commissioner. Kirkmeyer won 53.4 percent of the vote.
- Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway won for his final term in his at-large seat. The Republican incumbent beat his Democrat challenger, Joe Perez, 63.8 percent to 36.2 percent, as of about 10:30 p.m. last night.
Larimer County Commissioners
- In District 2 Republican Steve Johnson defeated Bill E. Wright 57-43%.
- In District 3 Republican Tom Donnelly Defeated Karen Leigh Stockley 55-45%.
State Congressional Races
- Republican Perry Buck won her re-election in House District 49.
- Voters re-elected Republican Steve Humphrey over challenger Democrat Annie King for House District 48.
- Greeley’s Dave Young won re-election to Colorado House District 50 with 54.8 percent of the vote .
- John Kefalas defeated Hans Hochheimer 62-38% in the race for State Senate District 14.
- It was Marble over Cole 58-42% in State Senate District 23.
- McKean defeated Shadduck-McNally 61-39% in the 51st State House District.
- Bennet beat Glenn 49-46% in he 52nd State House District.
Bennet Wins U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Michael Bennet will be our U.S. Senator again. Bennet cruised to victory over his Republican challenger, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, 50 to 45 percent. Bennet barely beat Republican Ken Buck in 2010.
Ken Buck Headed Back to Congress
Incumbent Ken Buck won Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Buck had 64.2 percent of the statewide vote for District 4 which includes most of eastern Colorado. Buck’s challengers, Democrat Bob Seay and Libertarian Bruce Griffith, got 31.5 and 4.4 percent of the statewide vote respectively.
Colorado green lights minimum wage hike
The minimum wage in Colorado will hit $12 per hour by 2020. Currently, the state's minimum wage is $8.31 an hour. Supporters of amendment 70 say the hike falls in step with the rising cost if the living, while opponents say the increase would hurt small local business.
Amendment 72 Fails in Colorado
Amendment 72, a proposal that would triple taxes on tobacco products, failed in Colorado. The current tax rate in the state is $.84 per pack of 20 cigarettes. The passage of Amendment 72 would have hiked that rate to $2.59.
Colorado Approves Right To Die Measure
Colorado voters on Tuesday approved a “right-to-die” measure that would allow terminally ill people to receive medication that would end their lives. With 50 percent of counties reporting, Proposition 106 had received 65 percent of the vote.
Greeley/Evans Voters Reject 3A
Greeley and Evans voters rejected a proposed $12 million-per-year mill levy override to fund local schools by voting to defeat ballot issue 3A, 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent. Coming into the election, Greeley-Evans School District 6 was the largest school district in Colorado without a voter-approved mill levy override. It was also the only Weld County school district without an override. It still is.
School district ballot issues
Poudre School District 3B ($8 million mill levy)
- Yes: 58%
- No: 42%
Poudre School District 3C ($375 million bond issue)
- Yes: 49.98%
- No: 50.02%
Thompson School District 3D ($11 million mill levy)
- Yes: 45%
- No: 55%
Thompson School District 3E ($288 million bond issue)
- Yes: 44%
- No: 56%
Weld RE-4 School District 3B ($3.6 million mill levy)
- Yes: 55%
- No: 45%
Weld RE-4 School District 3C ($104.8 million bond issue)
- Yes: 57%
- No: 43%
Local ballot issues
Fort Collins 2A (Keep all ‘Keep Fort Collins Great’ tax revenue)
- Yes: 73%
- No: 27%
Poudre River Public Library District 5F (Keep all tax revenue)
- Yes: 67%
- No: 33%
Larimer County 1A (mental health/detox facility)
- Yes: 48%
- No: 52%
Larimer County 1B (Explore county broadband services)
- Yes: 72%
- No: 28%
Larimer County 200 (Scientific and Cultural District)
- Yes: 35%
- No: 65%
Timnath 2B (1.35 percent sales tax increase)
- Yes: 42%
- No: 58%
Loveland DDA 5D ($198,000 property tax)
- Yes: 43%
- No: 57%
Loveland DDA 5E ($75 million debt for project financing)
- Yes: 43%
- No: 57%
OTHER WELD COUNTY ISSUES
Fort Lupton: Questions 2B and 2C
Fort Lupton voters opted to keep term limits for the mayor and city council members Tuesday, voting against ballot questions 2B and 2C.
Nunn: Question 2D
Nunn residents decided Tuesday to allow the town of Nunn to charge a 5 percent excise tax — or a wholesale fee — on the price it receives for the wholesale sale of unprocessed marijuana by a marijuana cultivation facility.
Hudson: Question 2F
On Tuesday, Hudson residents authorized their town to provide high-speed internet, telecommunication services and cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of those services.
Gilcrest: Question 2G
Gilcrest residents rejected a lodging tax Tuesday with the denial of ballot question 2G.
Lochbuie: Question 2H
With the passing of ballot question 2H Tuesday, the town of Lochbuie can now sell a building on municipal property, located at 152 Poplar St. The building can be used for commercial purposes.
Lochbuie: Question 2J
With the rejection of ballot question 2J on Tuesday, Lochbuie’s Board of Trustees will not take action on allowing and regulating operation of retail and medical marijuana stores within limited commercial areas of the town.
Town of Gilcrest Trustee
Greg Hunter, Karla Castro and Laura Meisner are likely to grab Gilcrest’s open trustee positions