Hurlbert petitions for ballot access in state Senate race
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado –District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has turned in about 1,200 petition signatures from Republicans to gain access to the November ballot for Colorado Senate District 16, said Rich Coolidge, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.
The signatures are to be verified in the next week or two.
Hurlbert aims to take the seat Dan Gibbs is vacating in a run for Summit County Commissioner. Hurlbert, a more moderate candidate, lost the Republican primary to Tim Leonard, who has appealed to the Tea Party vote.
Coolidge said petitions for elected officials require every person who signs to be verified; statewide initiatives require only part of the signatures to be verified.
About 70,000 signatures were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office this week, as a rather high amount of people are petitioning – including three for statewide seats, requiring 1,500 signatures from every Congressional district.
– Robert Allen