STATE BILL COLORADO
Former nurse and current Gilpin County Commissioner Jeanne Nicholson, a Democrat, has filed paperwork to run for the Senate District 16 seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Dan Gibbs, who is running for the Summit County Commission.
Nicholson is the first Democrat to enter the race. Republicans Mark Hurlbert and Tim Leonard previously filed.
With unaffiliated voters topping district registration polls and Republicans and Democrats enjoying an equal number of registrants, Senate District 16 may be the most competitive in the state. Thirty-seven percent of registrants are unaffiliated; the Democratic and Republican parties each have 31 percent.
As a result of Nicholson’s candidacy, State Bill has updated its 2010 Election Tracker, below.