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Roberts to state Senate, Brown to House

Archuleta County voted in line with its neighbors in Tuesday’s state senate and state house races, as well as to retain two district court judges.

In the State Senate District 6 race between Dem. Bruce Whitehead and Rep. Ellen Roberts, voters favored Roberts both in Archuleta County and throughout the district.

In Archuleta County, Roberts tallied 3,161 votes to Whitehead’s 1,840 votes.

Throughout the district, Roberts garnered 61 percent (33,627 votes), while Whitehead finished with 39 percent (21,743 votes) of the vote.

In the match for State Representative District 59, Rep. J. Paul Brown was victorious over Dem. Brian O’Donnell, again matching the overall sentiment of Archuleta County.

In Archuleta County, 3,015 votes were cast for Brown, while only 1,833 went toward O’Donnell.

In the district, Brown commanded 55 percent of the vote with 16,341 votes and O’Donnell racked up 13,261 votes, equating to 45 percent of the vote.

In Colorado’s 6th Judicial District, judges Gregory G. Lyman and Jeffrey R. Wilson were retained by voters in Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties.

In Archuleta County, Lyman received 3,111 “yes” votes and 1,181 “no” votes; in La Plata County, he received 12,810 “yes” votes and 3,529 “no” votes; in San Juan County, he received 281 “yes” votes and 84 “no” votes.

In Archuleta County, Wilson recorded 2,779 affirmative votes and 1,257 negative; in La Plata County, he received 11,628 votes to be retained and 4,389 on the opposition; in San Juan County, he received 229 “yes” votes and 95 “no” votes.