Congrove won't seek re-election

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By AJ Vicens

Jeffco District 1 Commissioner Jim Congrove will not seek re-election this fall, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Republican Party.

Congrove said through the statement that he is endorsing Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin for his seat, which represents northern Jeffco.

Griffin will face off against state Sen. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, for the commission seat, according to filings in the county clerk's office.

Congrove was elected Jeffco commissioner in November 2004. He served in the state House of Representatives from 1994 to 1996, and as a state senator from 1996 to 2000. Prior to that, he had worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Jefferson County district attorney's office and in the treasurer's office.

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Contact AJ Vicens at aj@evergreenco.com.