With two more candidates officially jumping into the fray , Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger will face a challenge in his quest for re-election.
Danny Riley and Uriah Speight each filed the necessary documents with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office in late February.
Speight is from Woodland Park and Riley is a resident of Florissant. Both are listed as Republicans on the Secretary of State website and will go toe-to-toe with Ensminger in a June primary election. Ensminger is also a Republican candidate.
The general election will be held in early November.
Ensminger, who became the Teller County Sheriff in 2010, officially announced his bid for re-election in Dec. 2013.
“There is a lot going on in Colorado and our nation with law enforcement,” he said in his candidacy announcement statement. “Our county citizens are impacted by these discussions and I would like to remain involved.”
Other candidates who have already filed to run for office in Teller County in November:
Coroner: Al Born
Clerk & Recorder: Krystal Brown
Treasurer: Robert Campbell
Assessor: Betty Clark-Wine and Violet Watt
Commissioner District 2: Dave Paul