D.A. Hurlbert fails to make ballot
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Vaiol, CO Colorado
SUMMIT COUNTY – District Attorney Mark Hurlbert is out of the race for the local Colorado state Senate seat.
Hurlbert failed to collect a sufficient number of valid signatures to petition his way onto the August Republican primary ballot, where he would have faced Tim Leonard of Evergreen. Leonard defeated Hurlbert through the assembly process, thereby obviating the need to collect signatures.
Hurlbert needed to submit at least 1,000 signatures from registered Republicans inside Senate District 16 in order to appear on the August ballot. His campaign submitted 1,118 signatures, but the Secretary of State’s office rejected 724 of them as invalid.
Hurlbert has until June 16 to contest the office’s results.