Colorado Springs, CO – Matt Solomon of Eagle, by unanimous acclimation at the Republican state assembly in Colorado Springs over the weekend, landed the GOP nod to take on Democrat Dylan Roberts in the state Senate District 8 race in November.
Out of 78 total state delegates in the district, which includes the majority of Eagle County, 57 (73%) initially went for Solomon, with 21 voting for Grand County Commissioner Rich Cimino of Fraser (26.9%) – just short of the necessary 30% for the ballot.
“I did not get the 30%,” Cimino wrote in an email. “I really enjoyed visiting the 10 counties of SD8 and visiting with the people. I endorsed Matt, and I wish him well.”
At that point, Cimino moved that the assembly nominate Solomon by acclimation, which it did, so Solomon technically was nominated with 100% of the assembly vote and will face state Rep. Roberts, an Avon Democrat, in the Nov. 8 general election.
“I’m thrilled to be part of a campaign based on good ideas, and not the politics of personal destruction we see far too much of in our current climate,” Solomon said in a press release.
“I’m proud to endorse Solomon for Colorado Senate District 8. Losing is never easy, but it’s easier when you know the guy who beat you is a standup guy, capable candidate, and will make an excellent legislator. I have no doubt Matt will do a great job representing northwest Colorado,” Cimino said.
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