GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- These are the results from notable races in Colorado, and the statewide ballot measures and amendments.
Locally, Mesa County Ballot Issue 1A and City of Grand Junction Referred Measure 2A passed. Those are the TABOR exemption for grants, and lodging tax increase issues respectively.
Incumbent Scott Tipton (GOP) won U.S. House District 3 over Diane Mitsch Bush (Dem). Democrat Jared Polis beat Walker Stapleton (GOP), to become governor of Colorado.
Republican Ray Scott decisively defeated Democrat Chris Kennedy for State Senate District 7, by a margin of more than 15,000 votes.
First-time state government candidate Matt Soper (GOP), defeated unaffiliated candidate Thea Chase for State House District 54.
Janice Rich (GOP) won State House District 55 over Tanya Travis (Dem).
Amendments and ballot measures
A constitutional amendment, Amendment 73, that would increase state taxes to fund public schools, was voted down 55 to 45 percent.
Amendment 74 was also voted down. It would’ve required state or local government in Colorado to compensate a property owner if a new law or regulation reduced the fair market value of his or her property.
Amendment 75, which would have expanded campaign fund limits when a candidate in a race contributed more than a million dollars to their own campaign, didn’t pass.
Propositions 109 and 110, the sales tax and bonds for transportation and highway projects, were rejected.
Proposition 111 overwhelmingly passed, with a 77 percent yes vote. That proposition will amend state statutes to reduce the total cost for a payday loan to a 36 percent annual percentage rate, and expand what constitutes unfair or deceptive trade practices for payday lending.
Proposition 112, the oil and gas development setback measure, was rejected 57 to 43 percent.
Amendment A, that would amend the Colorado Constitution to remove language that currently allows slavery and involuntary servitude to be used as punishment for the conviction of a crime, passed 65 to 35 percent.
Amendments Y and Z, that would create redistricting commissions, both passed.
For full results, check out our elections page at kjct8.com/elections