Newcomers looked to unseat two at-large candidates in Commerce City as voters turned down two ballot issues aimed at improving public facilities in Tuesday's ballot.
Newcomers Sean Ford and Kristi …
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Council Ward 1
Oscar Madera , 462 votes (46.6%)
Lucy Molina, 289 votes (29.1%)
Gene Leffel, 241 votes (24.3%)
Cassie Ratliff, 632 votes (34.9%)
Rick Davis, 657 votes (36.3%)
Renee Millard-Chacon, 521 votes (28.8%)
Sean Ford, 1,640 votes (15.1%)
Kristi Douglas, 1,620 votes (14.9%)
Richard Thompson, 1,566 votes (14.4%)
Shenika Carter, 1,353 votes (12.5%)
Robyn Smith, 1,322 votes (12.2%)
Ramon Alvarado, 1,184 votes (10.9%)
José Guardiola, 1,185 votes (10.9%)
Paul Solano, 995 votes (9.2%)
Ballot Issue 6A: $10 million property tax for public safety, street widening, water main improvements, parks, trails and other public facilities
Yes 2,044 votes (37.1%)
No 3,470 votes (62.9%)
Ballot Issue 6B: $295 million for public facilities, public safety, street widening, water main improvements, parks, trails and other facilities
Yes 1,969 votes (35.7%)
No 3,541 votes (64.3%)
One Commerce City councilor, Oscar Madera, apparently will return to his seat on council, according to the Adams County Clerk and Recorder's website Nov. 3.
Madera had 46 percent of the vote (576 votes total) to easily outdistance both his challengers. Lucy Molina had 30 percent (368 votes), and Gene Lefel had 23 percent (284 votes) in the Ward 1 contest.
Voters favored Kristi Douglas and former Mayor Sean Ford in an eight-way race for two at-large posts on council. Douglas had 15 percent of the vote (2,044 total votes). Ford had 2,015 votes, which amounted to 15 percent of the vote as well. Richard Thompson was close behind with 1,995 votes, or 14.4 percent.
In Ward 3, Rick Davis pulled away from a tight race early in the returns and was holding onto a three percentage point lead over Cassie Ratliff. He had 873 votes (36 percent) to her 799 votes (34 percent). Renee Millard Chacon had 700 votes, or 30 percent of what was cast.
Voters resoundingly said no to a pair of Northern Infrastructure General Improvement District questions on the Nov. 2 ballot.
The margins of defeat for both questions were greater than 3-to-2.
Question 6A was a $10 million property tax for public facilities (including public safety, road work, water main improvements), and 6B was a $295 million bond question for many of the same items that were in 6A.
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