Highlands Ranch chooses metro district directors

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Highlands Ranch Metro District voters chose two new directors and two returning board members for open seats on the Board of Directors in its May 3 election. With ballots being counted, the results are unofficial as of May 4.

Voters were asked to elect one board director from four regions. In the West Central and South Central regions, sitting directors Mark A. Dickerson and Carolyn Schierholz were re-elected. The only other competitive region was the Northwest, which Eric T. Rysner was selected to represent. 

David Simonson was the only candidate in the Southeast Region, receiving the most votes of any candidate at 1,370.

Dickerson beat Curtis Robert Hanock with a tally of 1,104 votes to 881 votes. Schierholz received 1,189 votes to beat Robert W. Mainger, who received 798 votes. Rysner’s 1,181 votes beat Scott A. Densmore’s 534 votes.

The winning candidates will serve three-year terms.

The metro district election this year experienced issues with incorrect instructions on ballots causing them to be resent and having ballots sent to ineligible voters. Highlands Ranch's contracted election services provider, Colorado Resource Services, said the ineligible votes were voided before the election and would not impact the outcome of the election.

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