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Another Grantham making political waves in Cañon City

Author: Joey Bunch - December 27, 2017 - Updated: December 27, 2017

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Justin GranthamJustin Grantham (courtesy of the campaign via the Canon City Daily Record)

Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham couldn’t help but be proud in a Tuesday night post on Facebook.

“Yep. Think I’ll vote for this guy,” the Republican lawmaker from Cañon City wrote, posting an article from the local paper about his son, Justin.

The 30-year-old chip off the old block announced he’s running for Fremont County Clerk and Recorder next year. He would step into a murky situation, however. The current clerk, Katie Barr, is under investigation over “financial discrepancies,” the Cañon City Daily Record reported.

The younger Grantham works in the assessor’s office now as a mapping technician, and he’s served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He’s also been an officer in the Fremont County Republican Party.

His dad was elected to the state Senate in 2010 and will be term-limited after the next session. He was elected Senate president last year.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.