Tim Leonard already weighing legislation to ‘clarify’ statute that landed him in jail

Author: Ernest Luning - December 10, 2016 - Updated: December 11, 2016

Jefferson County authorities jailed State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, Friday afternoon on contempt-of-court charges stemming from a longstanding series of disputes between the lawmaker and his ex-wife over education decisions for two of their minor children.

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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.