2018 Election Results

Chaffee County Democrats!

We made huge gains at the statewide level in the 2018 General Election.  Jared Polis is our newly elected Governor, Phil Weiser – Attorney General, Jena Griswold – Secretary of State, Dave Young – State Treasurer, and Lesley Smith – CU Regent, all Democrats that won their statewide races.  Our State Senator Kerry Donovan was re-elected and is now the Majority Whip in the Colorado Senate.We flipped the State Senate to a Democratic majority as well as the State House which has not been done since 1936.

In Chaffee County, congratulations to Jeff Graf, our new Chaffee County Coroner-elect! Lori Mitchell who was re-elected as our outstanding Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Erin Kelley, Kimberly Parker and Susan Shepherd did not win election.  BUT, all other Democratic candidates won Chaffee County itself.  If you will remember 2016, Keith Baker was the only Democrat who won election in Chaffee County.

In one election cycle, this Chaffee County went from light pink to violet.   During our campaign we made an incredible number of door knocks, telephone calls and texts. Phenomenal work!  

Everyone on this team is a champion, everyone left it all on the field, and at least 50 volunteers became very active and engaged this year.  WE have done amazing work in 2 years, and built a strong foundation, and of that we can be VERY proud.

Thank you to all of our hard working volunteers. We just could not have done it without you!

~The Chaffee County Democrats Executive Committee

General Election Information – Tuesday, November 6, 2018

General Election – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
(polls open 7AM – 7PM)

Lori Mitchell is our elected Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder and you can contact the Chaffee County Elections Department at:
Website: https://www.chaffeecountyclerk.org/general-information/
Phone (719) 539-4004
Email: LMitchell@chaffeecounty.org

November 6, 2018 General Election for Chaffee County – Download:  Sample Ballot

Here is the digital version of the Blue Book: Blue Book Online

You can check or update your voter registration record online at www.govotecolorado.com

2018 Chaffee County Precinct Map

Ark Valley Voice Article on Kimberly Parker, Chaffee County Commissioner Candidate

The Ark Valley Voice published this article about Chaffee County Commissioner Candidate Kimberly Parker today:

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE: KIMBERLY PARKER, A STUDY IN RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH

Candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner, Kimberly Parker celebrated her Grandmother Betty
Winter’s 100th birthday this past summer in Montrose.

Kimberly Parker, Democratic candidate for Chaffee County commissioner, looks you straight in the eye, shakes your hand firmly, listens carefully and weighs what she says before she speaks. Observe her and you pick up her work ethic, a clear, articulate intelligence and a grasp of the issues shaping this county.

Her campaign stance is known. She has worked on affordable housing issues for the past two years as chair of the Chaffee County Housing Policy Advisory Committee. She calls herself a strong advocate for human rights and economic opportunity. Her grasp of healthcare issues and how they affect families appears substantial. What is less known about this self-contained professional is what made her who she is today.

“I’ve used my experience to work on issues in Chaffee County, and I look forward to working on other important issues like childcare, housing and senior services,” said Parker.

Parker is a long-time Coloradan whose family goes back many decades in San Miguel and Ouray counties. Her 100-year-old grandmother lives in Montrose.

Her resume includes a degree in information systems from the University of Colorado-Boulder, followed by professional roles as a technical support engineer with Sybase Inc. and owner and lead IT consultant for Synergistics LLC. In 2010 she returned to CU-Boulder, advancing through multiple roles in technology at the university, including research data manager, continuous improvement manager and project manager. During that time she was selected for a two-year, system-wide University Perspective Leadership program.

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Chaffee County Elections – General Information

General Election – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
(polls open 7AM – 7PM)

Lori Mitchell is our elected Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder and you can contact the Chaffee County Elections Department at:
Website: https://www.chaffeecountyclerk.org/general-information/
Phone (719) 539-4004
Email: LMitchell@chaffeecounty.org

November 6, 2018 General Election for Chaffee County – Download:  Sample Ballot

Here is the digital version of the Blue Book: Blue Book Online

You can check or update your voter registration record online at www.govotecolorado.com

2018 Chaffee County Precinct Map

Primary Election Day – Tuesday, June 26th

It is Tuesday, June 26th, and Primary Election Day in Colorado. Ballots are out. Do NOT Mail it back. You must return your ballot in person for it to count today. Here is where you can go to find your local polling place: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml.
Polls are open until 7 PM tonight. So each one, reach one. Ask your family members, coworkers and neighbors, “Have you voted today?” If not, in Colorado you can register and vote on the same day onsite at polling locations!