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Former Rep. Steve Lebsock’s decision to join GOP likely expels him from treasurer’s race

Author: Marianne Goodland - March 4, 2018 - Updated: March 6, 2018

When former Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton decided to change his party affiliation Friday afternoon, it may have changed a lot more for him than that. According to several sources, it may have disqualified him for the state treasurer's race that he so vigorously tried to hold onto during Friday's expulsion debate.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.