CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 4
In the battle for the chance to unseat incumbent Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Karen McCormick topped Chase Kohne 64.8 percent to 35.2 percent, according to preliminary results released late Tuesday from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
McCormick and Kohne battled in the Democratic primary to unseat Buck, the incumbent Republican. Both are veterinarians and mostly agreed on the issues. McCormick said one of the biggest issues facing residents in District 4, as well as the rest of the nation, is healthcare. She said in a previous interview with The Tribune that she felt ongoing trade disputes are a major problem for District 4 farmers and ranchers.
Phil Weiser was the winner on the Democratic side, topping Joe Salazar 51.22 percent to 48.78 percent. The candidates were battling to take on George Brauchler, who exited the gubernatorial race and was unchallenged in the attorney general’s race.
Uncontested Democratic candidates appearing on Weld County ballots won their party’s nomination: Jena Griswold, secretary of state; Tim Krug, state board of education, 4th Congressional District; Lesley Smith, regent of the University of Colorado at-large; Debra Gustafson, Colorado Senate District 1; Phil Kelley, Colorado Senate District 13; Gbenga Ajiboye, Colorado House District 48; Conor Duffy, Colorado House District 49; Brandon Bobian, Colorado House District 63; Carl Erickson, Weld County Commissioner at-large; Duane Leise, Weld County Commissioner District 2; Susie Velasquez, Weld County Clerk and Recorder. Uncontested Republican candidates appearing on Weld County ballots won their party’s nomination: Ken Buck, 4th Congressional District; Wayne Williams, Secretary of State; George Brauchler, Attorney General; Debora Scheffel, State Board of Education, 4th Congressional District; Ken Montera, Regent of the University of Colorado at-large; Jerry Sonnenberg, Colorado Senate District 1; John Cooke, Colorado Senate District 13; Stephen Humphrey, Colorado House District 48; Perry Buck, Colorado House District 49; Michael Thuener, Colorado House District 50; Lori Saine, Colorado House District 63; Brenda Dones, Weld County Assessor; Steve Reams, Weld County Sheriff.