Dahlkemper unseats Francone in Jeffco commissioners race

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By Deborah Swearingen

Unofficial results show Lesley Dahlkemper defeating Tina Francone in the race for the sole available seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.

Dahlkemper, a Democrat, will represent District 3, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County, including Littleton, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Conifer and part of Evergreen. She will replace Francone, a Littleton resident and Republican who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Commissioner Don Rosier stepped down.

Though official results weren’t in by 9:45 p.m., Dahlkemper led with 54.9 percent of the votes and approximately 111,877 votes, compared with 92,083 votes and 45.2 percent for Francone.

Approximately 213,209 of Jefferson County’s 433,979 registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s midterm election.

Dahlkemper lives in the Green Mountain area and previously served on the Jeffco school board. She was a journalist for several years. Her husband, Mike Feeley, is a former state legislator and current member of the West Metro Fire Rescue board of directors.

She joins Commissioner Libby Szabo, a Republican, and Commissioner Casey Tighe, a Democrat, on the Jefferson County board.