Tag Archives | Arapahoe County

Complaint charges Democrat Levi Tillemann went beyond ‘testing the waters’ while exploring congressional run

Levi Tillemann waits to speak at a stop on a listening tour held by Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 68 hall in Denver. Tillemann said he plans to announce within days that he's running in the Democratic primary in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

A former Democratic elected official is accusing Levi Tillemann, an Aurora Democrat, of acting as a congressional candidate when he was operating an exploratory committee to determine whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a five-term Republican, in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. But Tillemann, one of three Democrats running for the swing seat, said his […]

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Arapahoe County Democrats grapple with outrage over years-old ‘too many blacks’ remark

NAACP Aurora branch Vice President Barbara Groves Jones, a former 2nd vice chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, holds a copy of the Denver Weekly News as she addresses a meeting of the NAACP Aurora on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Rising Star Baptist Church in Aurora. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Arapahoe County Democrats say they’re working to resolve racial tensions within the party after a years-old remark about “too many blacks” running for office in the county resurfaced recently on social media and in a newspaper article, reigniting a long-simmering controversy. The conflict stems from a candidate training session conducted by party officials in Aurora […]

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Aurora school board member Eric Nelson claims more advanced degrees, posts fresh diplomas

Wearing academic robes, Aurora Public Schools Board member Eric Nelson, center, poses for a snapshot alongside Gateway High School graduates at the University of Denver in this May 25, 2016, photograph posted to his school board campaign page on Facebook. The school board censured Nelson in August 2016 and called on him to resign his seat when it turned out he'd fabricated much of his background, but he refused. (Photo by The Colorado Statesman via Facebook)

Eric Nelson, the Aurora Public Schools board member with a knack for self-invention, is at it again. Nelson, who lost a Democratic primary for an Aurora House seat last summer when it came to light that he’d fabricated nearly everything on his resume, including numerous advanced academic degrees and a career as a decorated Air […]

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YESTERYEAR: Arapahoe County gets tempted by the convenience of the old ‘environmental infraction;’ GOP chair battle continues and more

Thirty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … Arapahoe County and the City of Aurora were witnessing a dramatic increase in trash production within their jurisdictions, generated by their accumulating residents thanks to the large population boom. Meanwhile, land developers were seeking to eliminate the biggest resource for trash disposal, the Denver-Arapahoe disposal […]

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PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

Outgoing Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Don Ytterberg talks about his experience leading the county party for the past eight years at the county GOP's reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green […]

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Williams readies constitutional amendment

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams speaks on the 2016 legislative session in Denver on May 16. (Photo by Ramsey Scott/Colorado Statesman)
A constitutional amendment that would reduce the lengthy and repetitive language regarding judicial retention questions on election ballots is on Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ wish list for the upcoming state legislative session. Williams and his staff outlined his legislative plans to the Bipartisan Election Advisory Committee Thursday, Dec. 15. The committee includes county […]

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