COLORADO — Voters in Colorado decided on candidates for Congress, state legislature and other races, such as district attorney, in the state's primary election Tuesday.
While most primary elections were uncontested in southern Colorado, there were a few that were not.
Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate
Former Gov. John Hickenlooper and former State Rep. Andrew Romanoff were facing off in the Democratic Party Primary to determine who will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for one of the state's seats in the U.S. Senate. Hickenlooper received 60% of the votes and Romanoff received 40% of the votes.
The Associated Press called the race at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday – just 21 minutes after polls closed in Colorado with Hickenlooper set to challenge Gardner in November. For more information on this race, click here.
4th Judicial District Attorney Primary
Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Allen and El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller were in the Republican primary for district attorney with no Democratic challenger.
Allen received 54% of the votes while Waller received 46%. The 4th Judicial District encompasses both El Paso and Teller Counties. News5 spoke with Allen on his expectations for the office and the debate over social injustices when it comes to police reform and the criminal justice system. For more information, click here.
3rd Congressional District Primaries
Scott Tipton currently represents Congressional District 3 and has since 2011. This primary he faced challenger right-wing Lauren Boebert, a business owner in Rifle, who defeated Tipton this election. Tipton conceded the race just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
“3rd District Republicans have decided who they want to run against the Democrats this November. I want to congratulate Lauren Boebert and wish her and her supporters well,” Tipton said in a statement.
The Democratic primary included two congressional hopefuls, James Iacino and Diane Mitsch Bush. Mitsch-Bush ran against Tipton in 2018 for the same seat, she also previously served as a state representative and Routt County Commissioner. Iacino is a business owner, CEO of the Seattle Fish Company and a first-time candidate.
Boebert will challenge Bush in this year’s General Election in November. For more information on this race, click here.
According to the Colorado secretary of state, Tuesday's election saw record-breaking turnout from voters. These election results are updated as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday:
United States Senate (D)100% of precincts reporting
✔John Hickenlooper 60% - 525,716 votes
Andrew Romanoff 40% - 357,311 votes
United States Senate (L)100% of precincts reporting
✔Raymon Doane 62% - 3,477 votes
Gaylon Kent 38% - 2,094 votes
U.S. House District 3 (R)88% of precincts reporting
✔Lauren Boebert 55% - 57,144 votes
Scott Tipton 45% - 47,484 votes
U.S. House District 3 (D)83% of precincts reporting
✔Diane Mitsch Bush 61% - 62,507 votes
James Iacino 39% - 39,300 votes
State House District 20 (D)91% of precincts reporting
✔Meg Fossinger 63% - 5,857 votes
Susan Crutchfield 37% - 3,406 votes
State House District 46 (R)73% of precincts reporting
✔Jonathan Ambler 75% - 5,126 votes
Alexander Lucero-Mugatu 25% - 1,682 votes
State House District 47 (R) 92% of precincts reporting
Stephanie Luck 52% - 4,620 votes
Ron Parker 48% - 4,327 votes
State House District 62 (D)78% of precincts reporting
✔Donald E. Valdez 60% - 7,249 votes
Matthew Martinez 40% - 4,903 votes
State House District 62 (R)73% of precincts reporting
✔Logan Taggart 68% - 5,336 votes
Steven Rodriguez 32% - 2,470 votes
District Attorney District 4 (R)81% of precincts reporting
Michael Allen 54% - 48,150 votes
Mark Waller 46% - 40,394 votes
District Attorney District 11 (R)86% of precincts reporting
Linda Stanley 52% - 8,032 votes
Thom K. LeDoux 48% - 7,437 votes
Pueblo Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (D)100% of precincts reporting
✔Eppie Griego 53% - 11,917 votes
Tisha Mauro 47% - 10,551 votes
Pueblo Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 (D)100% of precincts reporting
✔Garrison Ortiz 64% - 14,764 votes
Abel Tapia 36% - 8,221 votes
Fremont Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (R)100% of precincts reporting
✔Kevin Grantham 53% - 4,658 votes
Jim Moore 47% - 4,206 votes
Teller Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (R)85% of precincts reporting
Dan Williams 57% - 3,191 votes
David Rusterholtz 43% - 2,452 votes
Teller Co. Commissioner Dist. 3 (R)85% of precincts reporting
Erik Stone 65% - 3,586 votes
Phil Mella 35% - 1,928 votes
Huerfano Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 (R)100% of precincts reporting
✔Michael White 70% - 753 votes
David Tesitor 30% - 316 votes
Huerfano Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 (D)100% of precincts reporting
✔Arica Andreatte 70% - 1,109 votes
Bob Kennemer 30% - 477 votes
Huerfano Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (D)100% of precincts reporting
✔Amos Mace 57% - 842 votes
Jose Baros 43% - 626 votes
Baca Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (R)100% of precincts reporting
✔Glen Ausmus 59% - 629 votes
Mark Miranda 41% - 434 votes
Baca Co. Commissioner Dist. 3 (R)100% of precincts reporting
✔Rick Butler 67% - 705 votes
Kirk Gruder 33% - 349 votes