Baumgardner retains his seat in District 57
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Incumbent Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, has retained his State House District 57 seat.
With four of the six counties in the district reporting unofficial results as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Baumgardner led in the race with 63 percent of the 13,844 votes counted, over Democratic challenger Steve Ivancie with 32 percent of the votes, and Libertarian candidate Mike Kien with 4 percent of the votes.
Colorado House District 57 includes the counties of Rio Blanco, Grand, Routt, Moffat, Jackson and the western part of Garfield County. Moffat and Jackson County results were not available as of press time Tuesday. However, Baumgardner led the race with 8,851 of the 13,844 ballots counted in the four counties.
Ivancie reportedly had 4,465 votes, while Kien received 528 votes. Ivancie managed to carry his home Routt County where he led Baumgardner 52 percent to 45 percent, according to the Steamboat Pilot and Today. However, Baumgardner had big leads in Rio Blanco – 85 percent to 12 percent for Ivancie, Grand County – 65 percent to 32 percent for Ivancie, and Garfield County – 72 percent to 24 percent for Ivancie.
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