Gregg Miller

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Gregg Miller
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Candidate for
Colorado State Senate, District 19
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Gregg Miller is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 19 of the Colorado State Senate.

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Rachel Zenzinger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Laura J. Woods defeated Lang Sias in the Republican primary. Zenzinger, Woods and Gregg Miller (L) will face off in the general election.[1][2][3]

This race was picked by analysts as one of two that could determine control of the Colorado State Senate. The Democrats hold the smallest possible majority in the chamber at one seat following the successful 2013 recalls of Senate President John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) and later resignation of Evie Hudak (D) after recall petitions were turned in against her. When Zenzinger, Hudak's former campaign manager, was first appointed, some conservatives argued that she would simply continue with Hudak's policies. "Sen. Hudak’s constituents were hungry for change and liberal activists served up more of the same. Zenzinger may have a different name, but she’s been behind Hudak’s policies. Anyone who thinks Zenzinger is going to stand up to her own Democrat majority is fooling themselves," said Kelly Maher of the conservative group Compass Colorado.[4]

Jefferson County, where this seat is located, is considered by some to be "the epicenter of Colorado politics." Because of Zenzinger's relationship to Hudak, she is considered vulnerable to a Republican challenge.[5] According to Chalkbeat, Zenzinger holds a "substantial fundraising lead" over Woods.[6]

Colorado State Senate District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLaura J. Woods 55.4% 6,813
Lang Sias 44.6% 5,484
Total Votes 12,297

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