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Turnout light for primary
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Posted on August 12 2010, 2:06pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
92 voters head to the polls in San Juan County.
Turnout was light for the Aug. 10 primary election in San Juan County, with a total of only 92 of the county’s 525 registered voters taking part — 54 Democrats, 35 Republicans and three Libertarians.
In county races, only three candidates were on the ballot and all were unopposed.
On the Democratic Party slate, County Treasurer Beverly Rich was unopposed and netted 48 votes. Dan Salazar was unopposed in his bid to replace Judy Zimmerman as county assessor, and received 49 votes.
Republican candidate for assessor, Brent Westlund was also unopposed and received 26 votes.
Other candidates for county office are unaffiliated, and therefore not on the primary ballot.
Those include Sheriff Sue Kurtz, coroner Keri Metzler, county clerk candidates LaDonna Jaramillo and Patricia “Lizzie” Kost, assessor candidate Kara Jaramillo, and county commissioner candidates Ernie Kuhlman and Bob Boeder.
In statewide results, on the Republican side, Ken Buck defeated Jane Norton in the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, but in San Juan County it was a tie — 17 votes each.
For governor, Tea Party activist Dan Maes defeated former congressman Scott McInnis for the nomination, and in San Juan County, Maes got 20 votes to McInnis’s 15.
In other Republican contests, Scott Tipton defeated Bob McConnell for the District 3 nomination for U.S. House of Representatives. Tipton received 19 votes in San Juan County and McConnell received 10. Ellen Roberts defeated Dean Boehler for the State Senate District 6 nomination. Roberts received 17 votes here and Boehler, 16. And J. Paul Brown was unopposed for the state representative nomination for District 58.  He received 26 votes in San Juan County.
For the Democrats, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet fended off a challenge by Andrew Romanoff in his bid for re-election. In San Juan County, Bennet received 34 votes and Romanoff 15. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was not contested in the primary race for the gubernatorial nomination. He received 45 votes in San Juan County.
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