FRIDAY UPDATE: Kudos to Fry for her classy response on failing to make the ballot. From an email sent today:
1000 valid signatures were needed,
5,000 doors were knocked,
926 signatures qualified;
I am proud to say, not one signature collected, or door knocked, was done by paid staff or paid canvassers.
My campaign was grassroots through and through. Powered by me, my family and many, many volunteers. My gratitude runs deep and I continue to be greatly humbled by the support I received over this last year.
I will not dwell on what could have been, but instead thank each and every one of you for the trust and confidence you placed in my candidacy.
Speak up, speak out loud, speak often
The Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that two candidates seeking to make the Primary ballot in Denver ended up with different results.
Erin Bennett had her petition signatures certified today, which means she will be on the June 28th Primary ballot in SD-31 (State Sen. Pat Steadman is term-limited). Bennett joins Steve Sherick and Lois Court on the SD-31 ballot (Sherick and Court made the ballot via the caucus process).
Things did not work out as well for Michele Fry, a Democrat seeking to fill the HD-6 seat of Rep. Lois Court (who is term-limited, which is why she’s running for SD-31). Fry submitted 1,013 signatures — just a tad more than the 1,000 required for ballot access — but 87 of her signatures were rejected, thus keeping her off the June ballot. Democrat Mark McIntosh is also attempting to onto the ballot but has not yet had his signatures verified by the Secretary of State’s office. Democrats Jeff Hart and Chris Hansen made the HD-6 ballot through the caucus process.