Republican political newcomer Kathleen Conti has defeated Democratic veteran state Rep. Joe Rice in House District 38. “I think people started to …
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Republican political newcomer Kathleen Conti has defeated
Democratic veteran state Rep. Joe Rice in House District 38.
“I think people started to recognize that Mr. Rice was not the
conservative he claimed to be,” Conti said from the Republican
election night headquarters at the Double Tree Hotel in Greenwood
Village. “I think (voters) were looking for something
With most ballots counted, figures released the morning of Nov.
3 showed Conti unofficially had won 52 percent of the 25,283 votes
in the district.
Conti, who owns a small business, attributed her victory to hard
work, sacrifice and a dedicated team of volunteers. She said she
had no idea how close the race would be.
“I just knew that we had done everything we could do,” she said
Nov. 2. “I really wasn’t nervous.”
Rice attributed his loss to many factors, including the national
anti-Democrat, anti-incumbent sentiment and negative campaign
advertisements that inundated voters’ mailboxes, TVs and radios in
In 2008, Rice won by 3,071 votes and by 1,707 in 2006. He was
seeking his third term.
House District 38 encompasses most of Littleton and Greenwood
Village and portions of Englewood and Centennial.
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