Steve Lebsock plans to petition onto Democratic primary ballot in state treasurer race

Author: Ernest Luning - January 16, 2018 - Updated: January 16, 2018

Amid pressure from his fellow Democratic lawmakers to resign his seat following complaints of sexual misconduct, a defiant state Rep. Steve Lebsock said Tuesday he plans to petition his way on the primary ballot for Colorado's state treasurer.

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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.