Northglenn Mayor Pro-Tem Jenny Willford will be the next state representative for Colorado's District 34, edging out Kevin Allen.
As of Wednesday night, votes tallied 15,726 votes to 12,188.
"I'm tremendously humbled and excited to get to work, and frankly, it's an honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to serve my neighbors in Northglenn and Thornton," she said.
Willford, a resident of Northglenn, was elected to Northglenn City Council in 2017. In 2019, the council agreed to make her the mayor pro tem.
Her current term expires in November 2025. After winning the primary in June, she said she will resign her seat if she wins and the council will appoint a new person to fill the position. She noted the process is laid out in the city charter.
“It's not a situation where we get to just decide that we're going to call an election,” she said.
In previous interviews, she touched on her experience as a city councilor and walking door to door during the campaign, she thinks her constituents want a legislator who will listen to their concerns.
“I think that voters want to know that the person that's representing them has their values, their lived experiences, their concerns, at the forefront of their mind as they're doing the work to represent this area,” she said.
Some of those concerns she heard while campaigning were the cost of living, inflation, housing, climate, air quality, education and the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Those needs translate into Willford’s priorities and she listed her top ones: the rising cost of living, supporting teachers and students and improving her district's air quality.
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