Centrist Project celebrates win by independent Thornton City Council candidate

Author: Ernest Luning - November 10, 2017 - Updated: November 10, 2017

The Centrist Project, a national group working to elect independent candidates to the Colorado Legislature, on Wednesday cheered the re-election of Thornton City Councilman Sam Nizam, one of three municipal candidates the group supported around the state in this week's election.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.