Local Politics


AURORA | Ward III incumbent Marsha Berzins is hoping to serve another term on Aurora City Council. But four others are wanting to represent the district: Naquetta Ricks, former at-large councilwoman Debi Hunter Holen, Robert Hargove and Martha Lugo.  Among Berzins’ top accomplishments so far in office is the removal of the old Fan Fare building […]


The Aurora City Clerk and Recorder office verifies a candidate’s address by cross referencing with the candidate’s voter registration. At the time of the special meeting, Ricks’ given  address matched her voter registration, which is the only vetting the city does to verify that a candidate lives in the ward they are running in


Coffman made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, to delay gathering support for the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act, also called the BRIDGE Act, so that Congress can focus on a long-term legislative fix, according to a report from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political news outlet.


AURORA | U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) hopes a legislative maneuver will give a boost to the BRIDGE Act, a bipartisan bill he’s championing as a semipermanent protection against the deportation of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children. In a statement Tuesday, Sept. 5, Coffman’s aides said the congressman […]


AURORA | Ward II will have a new representative come November, as Aurora City Councilwoman Renie Peterson is term limited. The five that are vying for the seat are: Bob Hagedorn, Nicole Johnston, Ruben Medina, Robert O’Riley and Jeff Wilson. Hagedorn is mostly known for his time in the Colorado State Legislature. He represented Aurora as […]


“Jason has served our nation with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a stellar community leader and father, and loves Colorado,” Salazar said of Crow in a statement. “He has proven his ability to unify the community through positive leadership and build coalitions to get things done — from his work with other veteran leaders in the fight for the VA Hospital in Aurora, to helping build organizations to address the growing substance abuse crisis in our community.”