Ballots in the mail next week

Ballots for the upcoming election are being mailed out next week to all active eligible voters.
There are a few local issues on the ballot.

Adam Gates and Dwain Weinrich are running for Yuma County Commissioner District 1. Look for articles about the two candidates in next week’s edition. Several county-elected positions are unopposed as Republicans Bev Wenger (clerk and recorder), Chrystal Hammond (treasurer), Cindy Taylor (assessor), Todd Combs (sheriff), and Javan Jones (coroner) are the only candidates.
The City of Yuma has a 1.5-percent sales tax increase on the ballot. The new revenue is earmarked for the ambulance, police, fire and street departments. The Southwest Ground Water Management District also has a ballot question seeking a mill levy increase to raise $71,000 in the first fiscal year for operations, and the implementation of conservation plans.
Republican Byron Pelton is running unopposed for State Senator District 1, and Republican Richard Holtorf is unopposed for State Representative District 63.
Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis and Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl lead the ballot for governor. Democrat incumbent Michael Bennett and Republican challenger Joe O’Dea top the ballot in the race for United States Senator. Republican incumbent Ken Buck is challenged by Democrat Ike McCorkle for the Fourth Congressional District seat.
There also are statewide races for secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general.
There are several state ballot measures. Look for the full text of those amendments and propositions in next week’s Pioneer.