High Country Statehouse Candidates Discuss Policy Issues as GOP Primary Rift Emerges

High Country Statehouse Candidates Discuss Policy Issues as GOP Primary Rift Emerges

Two of the three candidates for HD26 offer their thoughts on the 2020 election, Jan. 6, COVID-19, climate change and more. Following the departure of Democrat Dylan Roberts of Avon to run for state Senate District 8 , the wide-open House District 26 race could prove to be one of the most competitive in the state this November. After redistricting, HD26, which used to be just Eagle and Routt counties, will encompass most of Eagle County (excluding the southwestern corner in the Roaring Fork Valley) and all of Routt, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties. Meghan Lukens, a social studies teacher at Steamboat Springs High School, is the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 8 general election for HD26. Like Roberts, Lukens grew up in Steamboat. Meghan Lukens The Republican frontrunner for HD26 is Savannah Wolfson, an Oak Creek mother of two who faces a June 28 primary against Glenn Lowe of Eagle. Despite what could be a wave Republican year around the country, with the GOP expected to retake the U.S. House of Representatives in November – if not the U.S. Senate as well – Colorado is expected to continue its long-running blue wave. While Democrats are likely in no real danger of surrendering control of the state House of Representatives (they currently hold a decisive 41-24 majority), HD26, with the addition of the two rural GOP stronghold counties of Rio Blanco and Moffat, could at least be close. Lukens took the baton from Roberts with little drama, but perhaps […]

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