In the off-year election held November 4, state voters generally chose “NO.” No to expanding gambling in the state, no to shifting the tax burden from commercial to residential property, and no to the state water conservation board borrowing up to $2 billion.
Locally, voters were in favor of schools and roads. Results of voting in Douglas County are as follows:
Both 3A and 3B were approved, with 52 percent and 51 percent respectively. These measures give Douglas County schools a $100 million bond to build and renovate local schools, and a budget override of $17 million to replace programs and staff.
Huntington Ridge resident Kristine Sherman was elected to a two-year term on the School Board, representing District E, with 45 percent of the votes cast. Littleton resident Robert Moore received 24 percent; CPN resident Ken Ziel got 18 percent, and CPN resident Galen Crowder received 13%.
Douglas County voters said no to extending term limits for County officials. A two-term limit will stand.
County road funding was approved by 69 percent of the vote. This money will go toward rebuilding the Castle Pines Parkway/I-25 interchange, as well construction of a new road that would connect CP Parkway east to Parker (Stroh Road). More details to come in the next issue of The Connection.