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Everett wins against Parker in state House District 22

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By Vicky Gits

Republican Justin Everett convincingly won the election for state representative from House District 22 against Democrat Mary Parker with 22,698 votes, or 53 percent. Parker, a political newcomer, garnered 18,867 votes in the Republican dominated district.

A South Jeffco native and former president of CoHOPE, Everett launched the campaign season by winning a tough primary against Republican Loren Bauman.

Parker came on strong with an energetic campaign, experience as a small-business owner, volunteer experience and a working mom. 

Everett had the benefit of name recognition, small-business experience and a predominance of Republican-registered voters in District 22. He ran on his traditional conservative values and belief in smaller government and self-reliance.

The former incumbent in House District 22, Republican Ken Summers, ran unsuccessfully for a state Senate seat in this election.