This newspaper story suggests that Kathleen Curry, independent candidate for Colorado State House, may win this year’s race in the 61st district. Curry almost won in November 2010 as a write-in candidate. In the November 2010 election, the vote was: Roger Wilson, Democrat, 9,657; Curry, write-in independent, 9,298; Luke Korkowski, Republican, 8,987.
Curry had to be a write-in candidate in 2010 because of a Colorado law that barred independent candidates who had been members of a qualified party during the year before filing. This year, there is no legal barrier to her being on the ballot as an independent.
Colorado voters haven’t elected anyone to the legislature, except Democratic and Republican nominees, since 1900.