Commerce City voters elect four new councilors
According to unofficial results from the Adams County Clerk & Recorder's Office, Commerce City voters elected two at-large council members and one representative each from Ward I and Ward III to four-year terms, and approved one ballot measure on marijuana tax.
Unofficial results indicate Oscar Madera is elected to represent Ward I, Nicole Frank is elected to represent Ward III, and Benjamin Huseman and José Guardiola are elected to serve as At-Large council members.
City voters also approved an additional 5 percent excise tax of the value of the product transferred on certain marijuana transactions beginning Jan. 1, 2018. In November 2015, city voters approved a similar marijuana excise tax; this new measure would replace the existing tax with clearer language that better reflects the current business environment in the city.
Adams County will certify the 2017 election no later than November 22, 2017, consistent with state statute. During the Dec. 4, 2017, council meeting, outgoing councilmembers will be recognized and incoming elected officials will be sworn in. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the civic center, 7787 E. 60th Ave., with a reception to follow. Additional information on Commerce City and other Adams County election results can be found at https://www.adamsvotes.com/. Learn more about the recently elected candidates at www.c3gov.com/elections.
These are the unofficial results as of 12:44:13 a.m., Nov. 8, 2017.