By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
The race to succeed House Minority Leader Mike May just got a little more competitive.
David Casiano, Parker’s mayor, has filed to run for the term-limited May’s House District 44 seat. Casiano, a Republican, is running against announced candidates Chris Holbert, a non-profit consultant, and businesswoman Polly Lawrence. Another would-be challenger, Dustin Zvonek, withdrew his bid for the seat last year, when May announced his resignation but quickly changed his mind. Casiano, too, was a candidate at the time, but he filed new registration papers earlier this month.
On the Town of Parker’s website, Casiano says he believes providing leadership is important in a community that is growing as fast as the town. “Governance is a very serious business dealing with vital issues affecting Parker and the quality of life we experience within it,” he said. “I truly enjoy serving our community.”
Republicans make up nearly 50 percent of registered voters in the district, which puts it among the 43 of 65 House seats that State Bill Colorado views as less than competitive or not at all competitive.
As a result of Casiano’s decision to enter the race, State Bill Colorado has updated its 2010 Colorado House Election Tracker.