County political assemblies set for this weekend |

County political assemblies set for this weekend

Randy Wyrick

Eagle County’s body politic takes another step toward the November election with this weekend’s party assemblies.

Eagle County’s Democrats meet at 6 p.m. Friday, and the Republicans meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, both in the Eagle County Building in Eagle. This weekend’s party assemblies follow last week’s caucuses as campaigns work their way toward the August primaries and the November election.

This weekend, the party faithful will decide who they’ll back for county and regional state offices, and set platform policies to send along for consideration by their respective national committees. They’ll also nominate delegates for their state party conventions.

Candidates for the Colorado Legislature will be on hand, as will candidates for county offices.

As it currently stands, the races stack like this:

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– Eagle County Commissioner, District 1: Democrat challenger Peter Runyon could face incumbent Michael Gallagher in an August primary for the District 1 seat, if Gallagher decides to run. The winner will face Republican Richard De Clark.

– Eagle County Commissioner District 2: Republican A.J. Johnson will face Democrat incumbent Arn Menconi, and independent Buzz Reynolds.

– Colorado Senate District 8: Republican incumbent Jack Taylor will face Democrat challenger Jay Fetcher.

– Colorado House District 56: Democrat Gary Lindstrom will face Republican Heather Lemon.

– U.S. House District 2: Democrat incumbent Mark Udall faces no announced Republican challenger.

– Fifth Judicial District Attorney Republican Mark Hurlbert is expected to face a Democratic Clear Creek County attorney, who has yet to officially announce.

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