Highlands Ranch voters chose conservative candidate Kurt Huffman in Tuesday’s Republican primary race for Colorado House District 43.
Huffman, who was recently appointed to the seat after former HD43 Rep. Kevin Van Winkle was appointed Colorado Senator for district 30, had more than 60% of the votes as ballots continue to be counted. His challenger, Robin Webb, had 38.73% of the unofficial vote tally as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
District 43 covers the majority of Highlands Ranch, roughly from Santa Fe Drive along County Line Road to Quebec Street.
He is a first-time representative from Highlands Ranch with experience serving at the statehouse as a GOP volunteer for Rep. Mark Baisley.
He campaigned on supporting school choice, addressing crime rates and protecting personal freedoms.
Huffman also disagrees with recent moves by legislators to reduce bonds and penalties for low-level crimes, as well as the legislation to codify reproductive rights in Colorado law. He opposes gun control measures, would like to ban critical race theory and ban safe injection sites.
Huffman will face Democratic candidate Bob Marshall in the November general election.
Here’s how the candidates responded to questions from Colorado Community Media about their campaign priorities.