Kurt Huffman, a Highlands Ranch candidate for the Colorado statehouse, was appointed to be the state representative for House District 43, replacing Rep. Kevin Van Winkle.
On June 4, the Douglas County GOP hosted a vacancy committee meeting at the Southridge Community Center in Highlands Ranch where delegates appointed Van Winkle to fill the Senate District 30 seat, which was vacated when Sen. Chris Holbert retired in May.
Delegates then appointed Huffman to the vacated HD43 seat. HD43 covers most of Highlands Ranch, roughly from Santa Fe Drive along County Line Road to Quebec Street. SD30 includes Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and a portion of unincorporated Douglas County.
A release from Huffman said he was appointed to the seat with 55% of the votes from Douglas County GOP delegates. Huffman will be in the role through the end of Van Winkle’s term in January 2023.
“I have had the incredible opportunity to serve the community at the Capitol as a legislative volunteer for the last four sessions. Now I have the opportunity to use the groundwork I laid to be the most effective possible advocate for Highlands Ranch as a state representative for District 43,” Huffman said in a statement. “As your state representative, I will defend the rights of Colorado's constituents, and help restore legislation that drives new opportunities for students, small businesses, and families.”
Huffman is also running as a Republican for the HD43 seat this November. He will face Republican challenger Robin Webb in the June 28 primaries.
Also running for HD43 is Democratic candidate Robert Marshall.
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