Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the candidate as Cattlemen’s Association President Tim Canterbury.
By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
A third GOP candidate has entered the race to succeed Sen. Ken Kester in Colorado’s Senate District 2.
Talon Canterbury, 27, of Howard will compete for the Republican nomination against Kevin Grantham and Matt Heimreich, who filed earlier to run. No Democrat has filed to run in the district.
Because no party has more than 40 percent of the registered voters in the district, State Bill Colorado places this race among the 8 of 19 seats up in 2010 that are “truly competitive.” Republicans have a slight edge, however. The district’s registered voters are 37 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat and 28 percent unaffiliated.
Canterbury is the son of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association President Tim Canterbury. Talon Canterbury has done lobbying work with the cattlemen’s association and currently works for the Colorado Department of Corrections, according to his father. He’s also involved in the family’s ranch.
State Bill Colorado has updated its election tracker to reflect this candidate.