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Teller County Sheriff’s race becomes three-person contest

Published: March 5, 2014, 11:58 am, by Matt Steiner

Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger

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.”

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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