0 Englewood is now represented by a Democrat in the U.S. Congress and two Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives. Voters Nov. 4 returned …
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Englewood is now represented by a Democrat in the U.S. Congress
and two Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives.
Voters Nov. 4 returned to office the three incumbents, U.S. Rep.
Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and state representatives Anne McGihon,
D-Denver and Joe Rice, D-Littleton.
DeGette represents Congressional District 1, which includes
Denver, Cherry Hills, Englewood, Glendale and Sheridan. Voters
returned her to Washington for her seventh term, easily defeating
Republican challenger George C. Lilly. With 100 percent of the
precincts reporting, DeGette received 193,502 or 71 percent of the
votes cast. Lilly received 64,063 or 23 percent of the votes.
During the last U.S. Congressional session, DeGette was chief
deputy whip for House Democrats and vice chair of the Energy and
McGihon represents state House District 3. This will be her
fourth term in the state House of Representatives and, because of
term limits, she will not be eligible to run for another term.
McGihon received 20,173 votes, which was almost twice the 10,733
votes cast for Republican Paul Linton.
“Yes, I’m smiling,” she said by phone late election night. “I am
pleased with the outcome. Right now, I am hard at work because I am
currently running for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Being elected to the post by my party would be an honor. But,
whether I am selected speaker or not, I will continue to work
tirelessly for comprehensive health care. I have been elected for
another two-year term and I want to work to help our state solve
mayor issues including health care, education and
She said her opponent, Paul Linton, was a gentleman and ran a
good campaign, but she added the two candidates have different
views on how to deal with the major issues facing Colorado in the
next two years.
Rice returns to the state House of Representatives for his
second term. He represents House District 38 which includes the
southern half of Englewood and Littleton, Greenwood Village, Bow
Mar and Columbine Valley.
The incumbent, an Iraq war vet, received 55 percent of the
votes, 14,624. His Republican challenger, Dave Kerber, received
12,032 votes, or 45 percent.
Voters keep three incumbents in key offices.
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