The following are key-unofficial Midterm election results for residents of the Estes Valley and Larimer County – released by Larimer County officials at 7:46 p.m.
Estes Park Local Marketing District Ballot Issue 6E
In the lone ballot initiative that has been drawing headlines in Estes Park over the past few months, Ballot Issue 6E has passed with a 63% approval – 2,649 votes for yes verses 1,546 votes for no.
As many know, this ballot issue concerned the 3.5% Lodging Tax extension throughout the Estes Park Marketing District with generated revenue to be used toward the workforce housing and childcare issues throughout the valley.
Governor incumbent Jared Polis of the Democratic Party has won re election by a landslide over Republican candidate Heidi Ganahl. Polis received over 66,000 votes in Larimer County – 27,291 more than that of Ganahl – and received over 956,000 votes throughout the state of Colorado – 58.6% of the vote.
United States Senator
Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet has won re election for the U.S. Senate position representing the state of Colorado. Bennet received over 63,392 votes in Larimer County and nearly 885,000 votes throughout Colorado. This led to a 56% win over his Republican candidate Joe O’Dea.
Representative to the 118th United States Congress – District 2
Democratic candidate Joe Negus has won the race for the Representative to the 118th United States Congress – District 2. Negus led his Republican opponent Marshall Dawson by 21,753 votes in Larimer County and 88,218 votes throughout the state of Colorado – 70.5% of the vote.
Secretary of State
Democratic incumbent Jena Griswold has captured 58% of the vote in Larimer County with 63,148 votes. This is a commanding lead over her Republican opponent Pam Anderson who has over 20,000 less votes.
State Senator – District 15
In the District 15 State Senator race Republican incumbent Rob Woodward leads Democratic candidate Janice Marchman by just under 1,500 votes, currently leading with 51% of the vote.
State Representative – District 49
In the closest race concerning Larimer County – Democratic incumbent Judy Amabile leads Republican Kathryn Lehr by just 320 votes. With just over 50% of the vote, Amabile is ahead by a very slight margin.
Updates on results will continue to be updated at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. tonight, with official – final results coming tomorrow (Nov. 9) morning.