When Democrat Max Tyler, Lakewood, was appointed to fill a vacancy created by Gwyn Green’s resignation from the Colorado House of Representatives last May, he knew he would have to run to retain the seat this year. Indeed, Tyler’s seat has been pegged by political analysts as one of roughly 20 state swing seats this year. But Tyler couldn’t have predicted that Republican Edgar Johansson would move from Denver to Golden just to run against him, The Colorado Independent reports.
In papers filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, Johansson reports he lives in a condominium on 11th Street, in Golden. The 921-square-foot unit is owned by Peter and Janet Reyelts, who also live in Golden, according to county records. Peter Reyelts confirmed that Johansson had moved into the unit on October 27, 2009.