Candidate emerges to run for Colorado House |

Candidate emerges to run for Colorado House

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GARFIELD COUNTY – The Democratic Party recruited a candidate last weekend to run for the Colorado House District 61 seat, currently held by Kathleen Curry, who left the party last year and served as an independent in the 2009-10 session.

Roger Wilson of Garfield County will run as the Democrat, confirmed Harvey Branscomb, Eagle County Democratic Party chairman. The decision was made in a caucus of 57 delegates from the district who met Friday night, before the Democratic State Assembly in Denver on Saturday, Branscomb said.

Wilson’s candidacy was supported by 70 percent of the House District 61 delegates, he said. Only 30 percent is needed to confirm a candidate.

Wilson is the chief technical officer with Blue Mountain Arts, a company that publishes cards, books, calendars and offers an extensive selection of online cards.

Curry, running for re-election as an independent, has filed a lawsuit to get her name on the ballot for the general election. If the effort fails, she said she will run as a write-in candidate. She served nearly three two-year terms as a Democrat but left the party before the last session because she said she was tired of partisan politics.

Luke Korkowski, a Crested Butte attorney, is running as a Republican.

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