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Two Launch 2020 Bids for Boulder County Commissioner

November 21, 2018

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While the next general election for Boulder County commissioners’ seats is nearly two years away, two people have already filed affidavits announcing their candidacy.

Boulder Democrat Claire Levy, a former state legislator who is executive director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, is seeking to succeed fellow Boulder Democrat Elise Jones in the District 1 seat in 2020.

Longmont Democrat Marta Loachamin, a Realtor and community activist, is seeking to succeed fellow Longmont Democrat Deb Gardner in the District 2 seat.

Both Jones and Gardner are term-limited and cannot seek re-election in 2020.

Levy, who filed her candidacy affidavit with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Nov. 5, on Tuesday said county commissioner “is a position that I have thought about for a long time.”

Levy said county commissioners deal with issues that “are close to people’s lives and their well being.” Among those, she said, are environmental issues, housing affordability, sustainability and quality of life.

Loachamin, who filed her candidacy affidavit on Nov. 8, said that while this is her first bid for elected office, “my experience is in a lot of different sectors” — banking, mortgage finance, real estate and teaching — that she could apply to the commissioner’s post.

“I’m not a professional politician,” but “I’m very active in the community,” Loachamin said. “My life has been about serving the community.”

John Fryar: 303-684-5211, jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc

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