SD32 Heading for Vacancy Committee

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POLS UPDATE: Romer’s pending run for Denver Mayor has been no secret, and we would expect his resignation from the State Senate to come at any time. With the Denver Mayoral election in May, there’s no way he could run a real campaign while also serving in the legislature.


This is second hand info so I cannot swear to its exact accuracy. But apparently Chris Romer has let it be known he intends to resign from the State Senate soon in order to focus full time on the mayor’s race.

This will create a vacancy election for his seat. I don’t know who all is looking at that vacancy but the district cuts a wide swath through central & SW Denver.

Some names living in the district:

Andrew Romanoff – is he willing to go back to the legislature at this point?

Beth McCann, Lois Court, and Jeanne Labuda – all current State Reps living in the district. Lois was just elected to be House Caucus Chair so I doubt she would leave current spot.

Jennifer Mello and Fran Coleman – Romer’s 2006 primary opponents. I think both have moved on to other things though.

Ann McGihon – former state rep.

several party activists also live there.

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    • Colorado Pols says:

      Or more to the point, where is his voter registration listed? Since he sold his house last summer, he may not still have the residency requirement.

      Of course, this all assume Romanoff would even want to seek the appointment, which we kind of doubt.  

      • redstateblues says:

        Good point that he might not live in the district any more.

        I just think that, despite the primary fiasco, the GA with Romanoff isn’t exactly the worst thing in the world. Especially if results hold in the House.

        But yeah, probably not.

      • droll says:

        Registered there too.  For whatever that’s worth.  I agree that it doesn’t matter because he’s not gonna do it.

  1. ThillyWabbit says:

    As is Owen Perkins and a couple others.

  2. cadenv says:

    you forgot to mention me! 😉

  3. Hayduke says:

    I think Ken could come back, since he’s been out of the Legislature for two years.

  4. davebarnes says:

    Will a committee pick Romer’s replacement or will there be a special election?

  5. icfantv says:

    I think that’s also Cary Kennedy’s district.  Though it might be a step down.

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