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Tyler Hart
Joel Albin
Chris Murray; Shana Kohn; Chairman House; HD4 Co-Captain Jerry; Sue Moore; Gavin Halligan
HD4 Vacancy Appointment Paperwork
Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM
new doc 5.pdf
ATT00001.txt
Candidate Acceptance forms HD4 - Gavin Halligan.pdf
ATT00002.txt

Mr. Albin,
Please find attached Chairman Houses appointment of Gavin Halligan for the HD4 Vacancy and her acceptance.
Thanks,
Tyler
Tyler Hart
Chief of Staff
Colorado Republican Committee
Cell: (513) 317-9736
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Florence Sebern
Joel Albin
HD4 appt
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:40:17 PM

Joel,
Would you please send the notification of appointment for HD4 when you receive it, with
transmittal letter?
thank you,
Florence

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Sue Moore
Tyler Hart
Jerry Koerber; Joel Albin; Steve House
Re: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 5:15:59 PM

Problem solved. Thanks!


Sue Moore

Chairman
Denver Republican Party
303.349.6185
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."
On Aug 9, 2016, at 4:39 PM, Tyler Hart Redacted

wrote:

Hi all, Steve has the nomination letter and will get to you as soon as notarized tomorrow.
Thanks,
Tyler
Tyler Hart
Chief of Staff
Colorado Republican Committee
Cell: 513-317-9736

Redacted
On Aug 9, 2016, at 4:06 PM, HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted

wrote:

Hi Joel and Sue,


Chairman House would have to submit the nomination form, or a letter indicating that
hes nominating her, if I understand the process correctly. Has the Chair submitted
anything yet?
Sue, if he hasnt he needs to do so ASAP. He may not understand the process, since it
hasnt come up before.
Best,
Jerry Koerber
From: Joel Albin [mailto:Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:55 PM
To: 'Sue Moore' Redacted
Cc: 'Steve House' Redacted
Jerry Koerber Redacted
Tyler Hart Redacted
Subject: FW: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Sue,
It looks like you have provided the candidate acceptance forms, but we also need a
form/letter that nominates her. (You may want to review the PDF you sent, as pages 2
and 4 seem to be blank and perhaps these were the nomination forms/letters.)
Joel Albin

Ballot Access Manager


Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Sue Moore Redacted
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted
Redacted
>; Tyler Hart Redacted
Subject: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms

>; Chairman House

Joel;
Chairman House confirmed with me today that he has selected Gavin Halligan as
the Republican candidate for HD4.
Attached are Candidate Acceptance forms for Ms. Halligan. She wasnt sure
which form was correct, so she filled out both and had them notarized, as she had
to leave town. Please let us know if you require Chairman House to complete any
additional forms in order to complete this process. Please copy all, so well know
where we are in the process.
Thanks for your help.

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To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Tyler Hart
HD4 Co-Captain Jerry
Joel Albin; Sue Moore; Steve House
Re: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 4:39:42 PM

Hi all, Steve has the nomination letter and will get to you as soon as notarized tomorrow.
Thanks,
Tyler
Tyler Hart
Chief of Staff
Colorado Republican Committee
Cell: 513-317-9736
Redacted

On Aug 9, 2016, at 4:06 PM, HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted

> wrote:

Hi Joel and Sue,


Chairman House would have to submit the nomination form, or a letter indicating that hes
nominating her, if I understand the process correctly. Has the Chair submitted anything yet?
Sue, if he hasnt he needs to do so ASAP. He may not understand the process, since it hasnt come
up before.
Best,
Jerry Koerber
From: Joel Albin [mailto:Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:55 PM
To: 'Sue Moore' <Redacted
>
Cc: 'Steve House' <Redacted
Jerry Koerber Redacted
; Tyler Hart
Redacted

Subject: FW: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms


Sue,
It looks like you have provided the candidate acceptance forms, but we also need a form/letter that
nominates her. (You may want to review the PDF you sent, as pages 2 and 4 seem to be blank and
perhaps these were the nomination forms/letters.)
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Sue Moore Redacted
]
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted
>; Chairman House Redacted
;
Redacted
Tyler Hart
Subject: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms

Joel;
Chairman House confirmed with me today that he has selected Gavin Halligan as the
Republican candidate for HD4.
Attached are Candidate Acceptance forms for Ms. Halligan. She wasnt sure which form was
correct, so she filled out both and had them notarized, as she had to leave town. Please let us

know if you require Chairman House to complete any additional forms in order to complete
this process. Please copy all, so well know where we are in the process.
Thanks for your help.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


Joel Albin; "Sue Moore"
"Steve House"; "Tyler Hart"
RE: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 4:06:59 PM

Hi Joel and Sue,


Chairman House would have to submit the nomination form, or a letter indicating that hes
nominating her, if I understand the process correctly. Has the Chair submitted anything yet?
Sue, if he hasnt he needs to do so ASAP. He may not understand the process, since it hasnt come
up before.
Best,
Jerry Koerber
From: Joel Albin [mailto:Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:55 PM
To: 'Sue Moore'
Cc: 'Steve House' ; Jerry Koerber ; Tyler Hart
Subject: FW: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Sue,
It looks like you have provided the candidate acceptance forms, but we also need a form/letter that
nominates her. (You may want to review the PDF you sent, as pages 2 and 4 seem to be blank and
perhaps these were the nomination forms/letters.)
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Sue Moore Redacted
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted
; Chairman HouseRedacted
Redacted
Tyler Hart
Subject: Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms

Joel;
Chairman House confirmed with me today that he has selected Gavin Halligan as the
Republican candidate for HD4.
Attached are Candidate Acceptance forms for Ms. Halligan. She wasnt sure which form was
correct, so she filled out both and had them notarized, as she had to leave town. Please let us
know if you require Chairman House to complete any additional forms in order to complete
this process. Please copy all, so well know where we are in the process.
Thanks for your help.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Sue Moore
Joel Albin
HD4 Co-Captain Jerry; Chairman House; Tyler Hart
Gavin Halligan Acceptance forms
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:12:00 PM
Candidate Acceptance forms HD4 - Gavin Halligan.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Joel;
Chairman House confirmed with me today that he has selected Gavin Halligan as the
Republican candidate for HD4.
Attached are Candidate Acceptance forms for Ms. Halligan. She wasnt sure which form was
correct, so she filled out both and had them notarized, as she had to leave town. Please let us
know if you require Chairman House to complete any additional forms in order to complete
this process. Please copy all, so well know where we are in the process.
Thanks for your help.

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To:
Subject:
Date:

Wayne Williams
Ethan Frasier
Re: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 5:04:26 PM

My mom and kids were in town visiting and I was away from the office so I apologize for the
delay. Please do let me know if you need anything.
Wayne Williams
Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 5, 2016, at 4:35 PM, Ethan Frasier <Redacted

wrote:

Wayne,
Joel has given me an explanation to my first email. I believe he is now looking
into my reply.
Thank you Wayne,
Pleasure to hear back from you
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Wayne Williams
<Wayne.Williams@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
I understand Joel has provided you with the needed information on this issue. If
thats not the case, please let me know.

Wayne
Wayne W. Williams
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80290
(303) 860-6970

From: Ethan Frasier [mailto:Redacted


]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams <Wayne.Williams@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Joel Albin
<Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Chris Amero
<Chris.Amero@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am
being denied a fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According
to resources, I believe I am the only candidate for the Republican Party that
actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due to Ben Higgins withdrawing from the
election. I should have an equal chance and should be eligible to run this
upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has already
been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to
run and I shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance,
considering the fact that the HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat
Festival that they had already selected Gavin Halligan to run for HD4. It's
deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and that it seems that the
Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not believe
election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it
would seem to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of
the HD4 Vacancy Committee to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the
ballot for the upcoming election when another Candidate (myself) completed
and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see no neutrality in decision that was made.
Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would greatly appreciate a response
by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these
matters, and please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ethan Frasier
Wayne Williams
Re: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 4:35:20 PM

Wayne,
Joel has given me an explanation to my first email. I believe he is now looking into my reply.
Thank you Wayne,
Pleasure to hear back from you
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Wayne Williams <Wayne.Williams@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
I understand Joel has provided you with the needed information on this issue. If thats not the case,
please let me know.

Wayne
Wayne W. Williams
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80290
(303) 860-6970

From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted


]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams <Wayne.Williams@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Joel Albin
<Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Chris Amero <Chris.Amero@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied
a fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I
am the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due
to Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has
already been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and
I shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected
Gavin Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and
that it seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not
believe election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it
would seem to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4
Vacancy Committee to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming

election when another Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see
no neutrality in decision that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would
greatly appreciate a response by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for
looking into these matters, and please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional
information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Wayne Williams
"Ethan Frasier"; Joel Albin; Chris Amero
RE: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 1:46:32 PM

I understand Joel has provided you with the needed information on this issue. If thats not the case,
please let me know.

Wayne
Wayne W. Williams
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80290
(303) 860-6970

From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted


Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams ; Joel Albin ; Chris Amero
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied a
fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I am
the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due to
Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has already
been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and I
shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected Gavin
Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and that it
seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not believe
election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it would seem
to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4 Vacancy Committee
to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming election when another
Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see no neutrality in decision
that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would greatly appreciate a response
by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these matters, and
please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Chris Amero
Joel Albin
FW: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 12:19:51 PM

From: Ethan Frasier [Redacted


Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 12:16 PM
To: Chris Amero
Subject: Re: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT

Chris,
My concern is that the Vacancy Committee did not meet because it was already predetermined
that the Vice Chair of the Committee was to be appointed. It seems that the best way to move
forward to appointing a member of the committee would be to not hold a hearing, but to have
the State Chairman make the appointment as Statue states is the next step. That is why I feel
there is a conflict of interest, especially with announcing this decision before the deadline of
the 5 day notice to committee members to hold a hearing. Statues can be misleading, but there
is a reason why this statue was created, and why hearings "should" be held. If no one that
attends the hearing or nominates themselves, no votes can be made,and that is when State
Party Chairman shall intervene and make appointment "Only if the vacancy committee fails to
certify the selection within 7 days" In this case the only reason the the selection failed is in
fact because there was no attempt to hold a hearing. If this process was followed, there would
be no conflict of interest and it would in fact be appropriate for Steve House to make the
appointment. Also, there was a hearing held for Ben Higgins, isn't this how he made the ballot
with the same timeline to hold hearing? Did he file a Candidate Affidavit before he was voted
(approved) by vacancy committee, did he nominate himself from floor of hearing, or was this
predetermined before the vote and was he instructed to nominate himself. The HD4 Vacancy
Committee was aware of my filing of Candidate Affidavit before Ben Higgins formally
submitted his request for withdrawal. Which gives reason to hold hearing, because it shows
someone is interested in being given a FAIR chance for the vote. Please let me know your
thoughts.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM, Chris Amero <Chris.Amero@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Frasier,
Statutorily speaking, the Republican Party has not committed any type of violation.
1-4-1002 of the Colorado Revised Statutes can be a bit misleading. You are correct that it
does govern vacancies. It also mentions, several times, vacancy committees. However, it only
states that a vacancy may be filled by a vacancy committee. It does not actually require it. There is
nothing in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes that actually requires a political party to hold a
committee meeting to fill a vacancy. This is left to the respective parties themselves and, as I am
sure you are aware, the Colorado Department of State has no oversight when it comes to political
parties.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. If you would like to
discuss this further or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me at your
convenience.

Chris Amero
Colorado Department of State
Elections, Legal

Direct: 303-894-2200, ext. 6381


Fax: 303-869-4861

From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted


]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams <Wayne.Williams@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Joel Albin
<Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Chris Amero <Chris.Amero@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied
a fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I
am the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due
to Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has
already been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run
and I shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that
the HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected
Gavin Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and
that it seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not
believe election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it
would seem to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4
Vacancy Committee to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming
election when another Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see
no neutrality in decision that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would
greatly appreciate a response by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for
looking into these matters, and please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional
information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ethan Frasier
Chris Amero
Re: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 12:16:06 PM

Chris,
My concern is that the Vacancy Committee did not meet because it was already predetermined
that the Vice Chair of the Committee was to be appointed. It seems that the best way to move
forward to appointing a member of the committee would be to not hold a hearing, but to have
the State Chairman make the appointment as Statue states is the next step. That is why I feel
there is a conflict of interest, especially with announcing this decision before the deadline of
the 5 day notice to committee members to hold a hearing. Statues can be misleading, but there
is a reason why this statue was created, and why hearings "should" be held. If no one that
attends the hearing or nominates themselves, no votes can be made,and that is when State
Party Chairman shall intervene and make appointment "Only if the vacancy committee fails to
certify the selection within 7 days" In this case the only reason the the selection failed is in
fact because there was no attempt to hold a hearing. If this process was followed, there would
be no conflict of interest and it would in fact be appropriate for Steve House to make the
appointment. Also, there was a hearing held for Ben Higgins, isn't this how he made the ballot
with the same timeline to hold hearing? Did he file a Candidate Affidavit before he was voted
(approved) by vacancy committee, did he nominate himself from floor of hearing, or was this
predetermined before the vote and was he instructed to nominate himself. The HD4 Vacancy
Committee was aware of my filing of Candidate Affidavit before Ben Higgins formally
submitted his request for withdrawal. Which gives reason to hold hearing, because it shows
someone is interested in being given a FAIR chance for the vote. Please let me know your
thoughts.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM, Chris Amero <Chris.Amero@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Frasier,
Statutorily speaking, the Republican Party has not committed any type of violation.
1-4-1002 of the Colorado Revised Statutes can be a bit misleading. You are correct that it
does govern vacancies. It also mentions, several times, vacancy committees. However, it only
states that a vacancy may be filled by a vacancy committee. It does not actually require it. There is
nothing in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes that actually requires a political party to hold a
committee meeting to fill a vacancy. This is left to the respective parties themselves and, as I am
sure you are aware, the Colorado Department of State has no oversight when it comes to political
parties.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. If you would like to
discuss this further or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me at your
convenience.

Chris Amero

Colorado Department of State


Elections, Legal
Direct: 303-894-2200, ext. 6381
Fax: 303-869-4861
From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams <Wayne.Williams@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Joel Albin
<Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Chris Amero <Chris.Amero@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied
a fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I
am the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due
to Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has
already been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and
I shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected
Gavin Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and
that it seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not
believe election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it
would seem to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4
Vacancy Committee to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming
election when another Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see
no neutrality in decision that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would
greatly appreciate a response by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for
looking into these matters, and please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional
information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Chris Amero
"Ethan Frasier"
Joel Albin
RE: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Friday, August 05, 2016 11:32:34 AM

Mr. Frasier,
Statutorily speaking, the Republican Party has not committed any type of violation.
1-4-1002 of the Colorado Revised Statutes can be a bit misleading. You are correct that it
does govern vacancies. It also mentions, several times, vacancy committees. However, it only states
that a vacancy may be filled by a vacancy committee. It does not actually require it. There is nothing
in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes that actually requires a political party to hold a committee
meeting to fill a vacancy. This is left to the respective parties themselves and, as I am sure you are
aware, the Colorado Department of State has no oversight when it comes to political parties.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. If you would like to discuss
this further or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.

Chris Amero
Colorado Department of State
Elections, Legal
Direct: 303-894-2200, ext. 6381
Fax: 303-869-4861

From: Ethan Frasier [mailto:Redacted


Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams ; Joel Albin ; Chris Amero
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied a
fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I am
the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due to
Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has already
been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and I
shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected Gavin
Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and that it
seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not believe
election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it would seem
to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4 Vacancy Committee
to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming election when another
Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see no neutrality in decision
that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would greatly appreciate a response
by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these matters, and
please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Wayne Williams; Chris Amero
RE: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:05:57 PM

Chris,
Stop by my office tomorrow, and we can discuss. I just talked to this guy for about 45 minutes on
what the duties of the SOS are in the vacancy process.
Thanks.--Joel
From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Wayne Williams ; Joel Albin ; Chris Amero
Subject: BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied a
fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I am
the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due to
Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has already
been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and I
shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected Gavin
Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and that it
seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not believe
election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it would seem
to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4 Vacancy Committee
to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming election when another
Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see no neutrality in decision
that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would greatly appreciate a response
by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these matters, and
please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ethan Frasier
Wayne Williams; Joel Albin; Chris Amero
BALLOT ACCESS COMPLAINT
Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:29:30 PM

Good Afternoon,

I filed a Candidate Affidavit to run for HD4 on July 22nd, 2016. I believe I am being denied a
fair process according to CRS 1-4-1002 (2.3) (9a-b). According to resources, I believe I am
the only candidate for the Republican Party that actually filed a Candidate Affidavit due to
Ben Higgins withdrawing from the election. I should have an equal chance and should be
eligible to run this upcoming election. Unfortunately I have been told that decision has already
been made. According to the S.O.S. website, I followed all the procedures to run and I
shouldn't be disqualified. I dont believe I even had a chance, considering the fact that the
HD4 Committee announced at the Dragon Boat Festival that they had already selected Gavin
Halligan to run for HD4. It's deeply upsetting that I wasn't given a fair chance, and that it
seems that the Candidate for HD4 was predetermined and rubber stamped. I do not believe
election procedures were followed to the capacity they were created for. Also, it would seem
to me that there is a conflict of interest for the Vice Chairman of the HD4 Vacancy Committee
to be rubber stamped as the Candidate on the ballot for the upcoming election when another
Candidate (myself) completed and followed S.O.S. procedures. I see no neutrality in decision
that was made. Due to the time sensitivity of this matter I would greatly appreciate a response
by August 5, 2016. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these matters, and
please dont hesitate to ask if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
"Ethan Frasier"
RE: HD4 Designation
Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:48:48 PM

Mr. Frasier,
Per Colorado statute 1-4-1002(9), the state chair cannot nominate a vacancy candidate until seven
days have passed after the vacancy occurred and the vacancy committee has not nominated a
replacement candidate. Thus, the earliest that the state chair could nominate a candidate and
submit paperwork is August 6.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
From: Ethan Frasier [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:25 PM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: HD4 Designation

Joel,
Has a Certificate of Designation or an email designating a candidate for HD4 been filed from
the Colorado Republican State Chairman?
Thank you

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ethan Frasier
Joel Albin
HD4 Designation
Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:24:36 PM

Joel,
Has a Certificate of Designation or an email designating a candidate for HD4 been filed from
the Colorado Republican State Chairman?
Thank you

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:30:07 AM

Thanks!

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
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On Aug 4, 2016, at 9:09 AM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:06 PM
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Tim Griesmer
<Tim.Griesmer@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
FYI
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising Redacted
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:58 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Murray, Christopher O.
<cRedacted
>
Cc:R
; Jerry Koerber <Redacted
>
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Subject: Re: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

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Dustin
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On eFri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
d Olson,
Mr.
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus,
please have Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to
our office. Or have him complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317

From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailto:Redacted


Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc:R
Murray, Christopher O.
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<Redacted
>
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Subject:
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Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising

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-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
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(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Ernest Luning"
FW: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:09:45 AM
Ben-Higgins-Notification-of-Withdrawal-07-28-16.pdf
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Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From: Joel Albin


Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:06 PM
To: Lynn Bartels ; Tim Griesmer
Subject: FW: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
FYI
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:58 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Murray, Christopher O. <Redacted
Cc:R
Jerry Koerber Redacted
>
e
Subject: Re: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

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OneFri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
d

Mr. Olson,
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus, please have
Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to our office. Or have him
complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Redacted
; Murray, Christopher O. Redacted
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

Please see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
please tell us.
Thank you,
-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook:
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-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
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(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook:
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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
Joel Albin
never mind, you sent Higgins already
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:09:11 AM
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Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4 GOP
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:06:07 AM

July 29 I hear so deadline for vacancy is this Friday at midnight or Monday midnight ?
Thought click starts next biz day?
Thanks --

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 4, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
He did. Ill get it for you. Its pretty funny.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Ernest Luning [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:51 AM
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Re: HD4 GOP
Wait. When did Higgins withdraw? I thought it was two Friday's ago, July 22, not this
past Friday, July 29, which would make the deadline for vacancy July 29, not this Friday.
1-4-1002 9(b)
(b) The vacancy committee,by a majority vote of its members present and voting at a
meeting called for that purpose, shall select a person who meets all of the
requirements of candidacy as of the date of the primary election and who is affiliated
with the same political party or minor political party, if any, shown in the statewide
voter registration system as the candidate whose declination, death, disqualification,
resignation, or withdrawal caused the vacancy. No meeting shall be held until a quorum
is present consisting of not less than one-half of the voting membership of the vacancy
committee. No member of the vacancy committee may vote by proxy. The committee
shall certify the selection to the secretary of state within seven days from the date the
vacancy occurs. If the vacancy committee fails to certify a selection within seven days,

the state chair of the same political party or minor political party as the candidate
whose declination, death, disqualification, resignation, or withdrawal caused the
vacancy, within seven days, shall fill the vacancy by appointing a person having the
qualifications set forth in this subsection (9). The name of the person selected or
appointed by the state chair must be certified to the secretary of state. The vacancy is
filled until the next general election after the vacancy occurs, when the vacancy is filled
by election.

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 3, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and
nominate a candidate. If they fail to nominate a candidate,
then the state chair has seven days to nominate a
candidate.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
Joel Albin
CAn you please email me
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:04:59 AM
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Higgins withdrawl letter?

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Ernest Luning"
RE: HD4 GOP
Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:04:26 AM
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He did. Ill get it for you. Its pretty funny.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From: Ernest Luning [mailto:Redacted


Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:51 AM
To: Lynn Bartels
Subject: Re: HD4 GOP
Wait. When did Higgins withdraw? I thought it was two Friday's ago, July 22, not this past Friday, July
29, which would make the deadline for vacancy July 29, not this Friday.
1-4-1002 9(b)
(b) The vacancy committee,by a majority vote of its members present and voting at a meeting called
for that purpose, shall select a person who meets all of the requirements of candidacy as of the date
of the primary election and who is affiliated with the same political party or minor political party, if
any, shown in the statewide voter registration system as the candidate whose declination, death,
disqualification, resignation, or withdrawal caused the vacancy. No meeting shall be held until a
quorum is present consisting of not less than one-half of the voting membership of the vacancy
committee. No member of the vacancy committee may vote by proxy. The committee shall certify
the selection to the secretary of state within seven days from the date the vacancy occurs. If the
vacancy committee fails to certify a selection within seven days, the state chair of the same political
party or minor political party as the candidate whose declination, death, disqualification, resignation,
or withdrawal caused the vacancy, within seven days, shall fill the vacancy by appointing a person
having the qualifications set forth in this subsection (9). The name of the person selected or
appointed by the state chair must be certified to the secretary of state. The vacancy is filled until the
next general election after the vacancy occurs, when the vacancy is filled by election.

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 3, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:


Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a
candidate. If they fail to nominate a candidate, then the state chair has
seven days to nominate a candidate.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4 GOP
Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:51:10 AM

Wait. When did Higgins withdraw? I thought it was two Friday's ago, July 22, not this past
Friday, July 29, which would make the deadline for vacancy July 29, not this Friday.
1-4-1002 9(b)
(b) The vacancy committee,by a majority vote of its members present and voting at a meeting
called for that purpose, shall select a person who meets all of the requirements of candidacy as
of the date of the primary election and who is affiliated with the same political party or minor
political party, if any, shown in the statewide voter registration system as the candidate whose
declination, death, disqualification, resignation, or withdrawal caused the vacancy. No
meeting shall be held until a quorum is present consisting of not less than one-half of the
voting membership of the vacancy committee. No member of the vacancy committee may
vote by proxy. The committee shall certify the selection to the secretary of state within seven
days from the date the vacancy occurs. If the vacancy committee fails to certify a selection
within seven days, the state chair of the same political party or minor political party as the
candidate whose declination, death, disqualification, resignation, or withdrawal caused the
vacancy, within seven days, shall fill the vacancy by appointing a person having the
qualifications set forth in this subsection (9). The name of the person selected or appointed by
the state chair must be certified to the secretary of state. The vacancy is filled until the next
general election after the vacancy occurs, when the vacancy is filled by election.

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 3, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a
candidate. If they fail to nominate a candidate, then the state chair has

seven days to nominate a candidate.--Joel

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ethan Frasier
HD4 Co-Captain Jerry; Gavin Halligan; Redacted
; Redacted
Redacted
Joel Albin; Wayne Williams; Chris Amero; Redacted
Re: HD4 Vacancy Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:17:17 AM

; Redacted
; Redacted

; Redacted

; Redacted

Jerry,
I would like to sincerely thank you for your prompt response. Also, I would like to make it
clear for the record that it is not my intention for you to apologize about Colorado Revised
Statues. I do believe; however, that any party or state official should follow these statues. With
that being said, I cannot express enough gratitude for your recommendation on how to follow
up with this situation, which I do plan on doing. I give you my word that I will pursue your
advice, as well as following up with Secretary of State election officials to ensure any
decisions are in fact abided by state laws and party procedures. I do have a few questions in
response to the email I received.
What day was the committee polled, and are there minutes available to the public?
Was this decision made prior to midnight of August 1st? I ask this because of posts that I have
read online that stated Gavin Halligan was already appointed to HD4 dated prior to midnight
of Monday the 1st.
Did this decision have to do with the fact that I have not attended any local caucuses?
Finally, was anybody in this committee aware of my filing of affidavit for candidacy before
this decision was made? From my understanding filing a candidate affadavit was the first step.
I followed the directions that the SOS website provided, shouldn't this have been sufficient?
The parellel between Mr. Higgens and I shows a lot of similarities. Really the only difference
is that I wasn't on a tv show, and I have been a registered Republican my entire adult life.
I also have a few Colorado Revised Statues that I would like to bring to your attention.
CRS 1-4-1002
(2.3) (a) A vacancy in a party nomination, other than a vacancy for a party nomination for lieutenant
governor for a general election occurring after January 1, 2001, that occurs after the day of the primary
election and more than eighteen days before the general election may be filled by the respective party
assembly vacancy committee of the district, county, or state, as appropriate, depending upon the office for
which the vacancy in nomination has occurred in accordance with the provisions of subsection (9) of this
section. A vacancy in a party nomination for lieutenant governor for a general election occurring after
January 1, 2001, shall be filled by a replacement candidate for lieutenant governor nominated by the party's
candidate for governor. A vacancy may be caused by the declination, death, disqualification, resignation, or
withdrawal of the person nominated at the primary election or by the declination, death, disqualification,
resignation, or withdrawal of an elective officer after a primary election at which a nomination could have
been made for the office had the vacancy then existed. No person is eligible for appointment to fill a
vacancy in the party nomination unless the person meets all of the requirements of candidacy as of the date
of the primary election. When a vacancy is filled pursuant to this paragraph (a), the designated election
official shall provide notice by publication of the replacement nomination in the same manner as the notice
required by section 1-5-205.

9) (a) No vacancy committee called to fill a vacancy pursuant to the provisions of subsection (2.3) of this
section may select a person to fill a vacancy at a meeting held for that purpose unless a written notice
announcing the time and location of the vacancy committee meeting was mailed to each of the committee
members at least five days prior to such meeting by the chairperson of the central committee which selected
the members. Mailing of the notice is effective when the notice is properly addressed and deposited in the
United States mail, with first-class postage prepaid.
(b) The vacancy committee, by a majority vote of its members present and voting at a meeting called for
that purpose, shall select a person who meets all of the requirements of candidacy as of the date of the
primary election and who is affiliated with the same political party or minor political party, if any, shown in
the statewide voter registration system as the candidate whose declination, death, disqualification,
resignation, or withdrawal caused the vacancy. No meeting shall be held until a quorum is present
consisting of not less than one-half of the voting membership of the vacancy committee. No member of the
vacancy committeemay vote by proxy. The committee shall certify the selection to the secretary of state
within seven days from the date the vacancy occurs. If thevacancy committee fails to certify a selection
within seven days, the state chair of the same political party or minor political party as the candidate whose
declination, death, disqualification, resignation, or withdrawal caused the vacancy, within seven days, shall
fill the vacancy by appointing a person having the qualifications set forth in this subsection (9). The name of
the person selected or appointed by the state chair must be certified to the secretary of state. The vacancy is
filled until the next general election after the vacancy occurs, when the vacancy is filled by election.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, HD4 Co-Captain Jerry Redacted

> wrote:

Hello Ethan,
Due to a timely lack of contact on your part to myself (Chair of the Vacancy Committee) or any
other member of the Denver Republican Party to express your desire to run, the Vacancy
Committee decided to not convene. State Statutes dictate that an official Call must be made to the
members at least five days before the convening of that Committee, and the vote needs to be
registered with the SOS office within two days after. That Call would have had to have been sent
out to the members before midnight this past Monday. The Committee was polled, and in absence
of an objection, it was decided per State Statute that the responsibility of nominating a candidate
would go to the State Chair. If you are still interested in running, I would suggest that you take
your case up with the State Chair.
I cant apologize for the State Statutes, it is what it is, and Ive been assured that the legislature is
going to work to try and extend the time deadlines on this process.
I appreciate your interest in getting involved. We need more people to do so. I would suggest that
you might want to attend one of the House District 4 meetings, or perhaps the Caucuses. Ive
looked over the last Caucus sign-in, and it appears that you did not attend.
If youre interested, our next House District 4 meeting will take place on Monday, August 15th at
Paxia Restaurant. We convene at 6:30 p.m. and generally run for about an hour. If youre looking
for a future in the political arena, it would be a great way for you to get to know the people in your
district.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Best regards,
Jerry Koerber

HD4 Co-Captain
HD4 Vacancy Committee Chair
From: Ethan Frasier [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:35 PM
To: Redacted
; Redacted
Redacted
; Redacted
; Redacted
Redacted
; joel.albin@sos.state.co.us
Subject: HD4 Vacancy Committee Meeting

; Redacted
;

Good Afternoon,
My name is Ethan Frasier, and I filed a candidate affidavit on July 22, 2016 with hopes to
run for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 4. It is my understanding
there will be a Vacancy Committee Meeting where the committee will consider all eligible
candidates to elect one candidate to the vacancy. Could you please inform me when and
where this meeting will be taking place? I understand that the deadline is this Friday, August
5th. Due to the short timeline, it would be greatly appreciated if you could respond to this
request by the end of today.
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and getting to know all of you in the near future.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


"Ethan Frasier"; Redacted
; Redacted
Redacted
RE: HD4 Vacancy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 7:36:26 PM

; Redacted
; Redacted

; Redacted
; Joel Albin

Hello Ethan,
Due to a timely lack of contact on your part to myself (Chair of the Vacancy Committee) or any
other member of the Denver Republican Party to express your desire to run, the Vacancy Committee
decided to not convene. State Statutes dictate that an official Call must be made to the members at
least five days before the convening of that Committee, and the vote needs to be registered with the
SOS office within two days after. That Call would have had to have been sent out to the members
before midnight this past Monday. The Committee was polled, and in absence of an objection, it was
decided per State Statute that the responsibility of nominating a candidate would go to the State
Chair. If you are still interested in running, I would suggest that you take your case up with the State
Chair.
I cant apologize for the State Statutes, it is what it is, and Ive been assured that the legislature is
going to work to try and extend the time deadlines on this process.
I appreciate your interest in getting involved. We need more people to do so. I would suggest that
you might want to attend one of the House District 4 meetings, or perhaps the Caucuses. Ive looked
over the last Caucus sign-in, and it appears that you did not attend.
If youre interested, our next House District 4 meeting will take place on Monday, August 15th at
Paxia Restaurant. We convene at 6:30 p.m. and generally run for about an hour. If youre looking for
a future in the political arena, it would be a great way for you to get to know the people in your
district.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Best regards,
Jerry Koerber
HD4 Co-Captain
HD4 Vacancy Committee Chair
From: Ethan Frasier [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:35 PM
To: Redacted
; Redacted
; Redacted
;
Redacted
Redacted
Redacted
Redacted
;
;
;
;
joel.albin@sos.state.co.us
Subject: HD4 Vacancy Committee Meeting

Good Afternoon,
My name is Ethan Frasier, and I filed a candidate affidavit on July 22, 2016 with hopes to run
for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 4. It is my understanding there will
be a Vacancy Committee Meeting where the committee will consider all eligible candidates to
elect one candidate to the vacancy. Could you please inform me when and where this meeting
will be taking place? I understand that the deadline is this Friday, August 5th. Due to the short
timeline, it would be greatly appreciated if you could respond to this request by the end of
today.
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and getting to know all of you in the near future.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Ernest Luning"
RE: HD4 GOP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:07:44 PM
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OK.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From: Ernest Luning [mailto:Redacted


]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:47 PM
To: Lynn Bartels
Subject: Re: HD4 GOP
Thanks won't quote. I think the GOP though it was last Friday or midnight Monday or something.

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

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On Aug 3, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a
candidate. If they fail to nominate a candidate, then the state chair has
seven days to nominate a candidate.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4 GOP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:47:26 PM

Thanks won't quote. I think the GOP though it was last Friday or midnight Monday or
something.

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 3, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a
candidate. If they fail to nominate a candidate, then the state chair has
seven days to nominate a candidate.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Ernest Luning
Fwd: HD4 GOP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:42:58 PM

Please don't quite him but from our ballot access manager
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Date: August 3, 2016 at 4:38:53 PM MDT
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: HD4 GOP
The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a candidate. If they fail
to nominate a candidate, then the state chair has seven days to nominate a candidate.-Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Lynn Bartels
HD4 GOP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:38:54 PM

The vacancy committee has until Friday to meet and nominate a candidate. If they fail to nominate a
candidate, then the state chair has seven days to nominate a candidate.--Joel

From:
To:

Redacted

Subject:
Date:

HD4 Vacancy Committee Meeting


Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:34:52 PM

Ethan Frasier
Joel Albin

Good Afternoon,
My name is Ethan Frasier, and I filed a candidate affidavit on July 22, 2016 with hopes to run
for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 4. It is my understanding there will
be a Vacancy Committee Meeting where the committee will consider all eligible candidates to
elect one candidate to the vacancy. Could you please inform me when and where this meeting
will be taking place? I understand that the deadline is this Friday, August 5th. Due to the short
timeline, it would be greatly appreciated if you could respond to this request by the end of
today.
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and getting to know all of you in the near future.
Sincerely,
Ethan Todd Frasier

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:06:11 PM

Maybe they're still sorting it out. Do you know (or does Judd), is a vacancy committee
required to meet or can they opt not to and let state party appoint a candidate? I'm assuming
the latter since that seems to be the fallback ...
Thanks!

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

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On Aug 3, 2016, at 3:10 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Nothing yet. Sorry.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Ernest Luning Redacted
]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:24 PM
To: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Re: HD4

What did you find out?

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 2, 2016, at 8:02 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
wrote:
Will have to call you tomorrow. At Inverness hotel with clerks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 2, 2016, at 6:20 PM, Ernest Luning <Redacted

>

wrote:
Did Steve House submit vacancy nominee yet? (Long
story on this I'll tell you if you don't know)

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:23:56 PM

What did you find out?

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 2, 2016, at 8:02 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Will have to call you tomorrow. At Inverness hotel with clerks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 2, 2016, at 6:20 PM, Ernest Luning <Redacted

> wrote:

Did Steve House submit vacancy nominee yet? (Long story on this
I'll tell you if you don't know)

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
Re: HD4
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 8:24:51 PM

Gotcha that works

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 2, 2016, at 8:02 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Will have to call you tomorrow. At Inverness hotel with clerks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 2, 2016, at 6:20 PM, Ernest Luning <Redacted

> wrote:

Did Steve House submit vacancy nominee yet? (Long story on this
I'll tell you if you don't know)

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Ernest Luning
Re: HD4
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 8:02:20 PM

Will have to call you tomorrow. At Inverness hotel with clerks.


Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 2, 2016, at 6:20 PM, Ernest Luning <Redacted

> wrote:

Did Steve House submit vacancy nominee yet? (Long story on this I'll tell you if
you don't know)

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ernest Luning
Lynn Bartels
HD4
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:20:57 PM

Did Steve House submit vacancy nominee yet? (Long story on this I'll tell you if you don't
know)

Ernest Luning
Colorado Statesman
720-366-2551
Redacted

Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Megan Waples
"Florence Sebern"
RE: GOP HD4 organizational information request
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 11:48:34 AM

Hello Florence,
I would be happy to. Did you want just the most recent that we have, or back through a certain
date?
Thank you,
Megan
Megan E. Waples
Colorado Secretary of States Office
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Megan.Waples@sos.state.co.us
From: Florence Sebern [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 11:31 AM
To: Megan Waples
Subject: GOP HD4 organizational information request

Megan,
Would you please send any documents on file for Republican House District 4 officers,
vacancy committee, and bylaws?
gratefully,
Florence

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Cathy Hill on behalf of Public CPFhelp


Kristine Reynolds
Stephen Bouey
FW: Candidate Affidavits
Monday, August 01, 2016 3:59:13 PM

fyi
From: Mollyasulli [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 3:47 PM
To: Public CPFhelp
Cc: Joel Albin ; Lynn Bartels
Subject: Re: Candidate Affidavits
Thank you for this and now won't have to ask in the future!
I am very grateful for ease of working with your office.
Best,
Molly
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.


On Aug 1, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Public CPFhelp <Public.CPFhelp@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Dear Mrs. Sullivan,
Attached is the file you requested. You may search for this and other candidate
affidavits by visiting the Secretary of States online Campaign Finance website (TRACER
- http://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/SearchPages/CandidateSearch.aspx). Thank
you.
Kris
Sincerely,
Kristine Reynolds
Campaign Finance Trainer
Elections Division
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Tel: 303-894-2200 (Dial 3 then 1)
Fax: 303-869-4861
Email: Kristine.reynolds@sos.state.co.us
Web: www.sos.state.co.us
TRACER: https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov
Please note: The information contained in this e-mail and any attachments hereto is
meant to provide only limited guidance regarding the interpretation of Colorado

campaign finance laws and regulations. Nothing in this message shall be considered
legal advice. The Colorado Secretary of State's office cannot provide legal advice. If
you need legal counsel, please consult an attorney.
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:13 PM
To: Kristine Reynolds <Kristine.Reynolds@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Candidate Affidavit
From: Lynn Bartels
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Fwd: Candidate Affidavit
Can you please forward to her. I only have a hard copy at work.
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


From: Mollyasulli <Redacted
>
Date: August 1, 2016 at 1:54:32 PM MDT
To: lynn.bartels@SOS.state.co.us
Subject: Candidate Affidavit
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier
(not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Mollyasulli
Public CPFhelp
Joel Albin; Lynn Bartels
Re: Candidate Affidavits
Monday, August 01, 2016 3:47:34 PM

Thank you for this and now won't have to ask in the future!
I am very grateful for ease of working with your office.
Best,
Molly

Molly Sullivan, J.D.


Redacted

*sent from mobile.


On Aug 1, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Public CPFhelp <Public.CPFhelp@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Dear Mrs. Sullivan,
Attached is the file you requested. You may search for this and other candidate
affidavits by visiting the Secretary of States online Campaign Finance website (TRACER
- http://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/SearchPages/CandidateSearch.aspx). Thank
you.
Kris
Sincerely,
Kristine Reynolds
Campaign Finance Trainer
Elections Division
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Tel: 303-894-2200 (Dial 3 then 1)
Fax: 303-869-4861
Email: Kristine.reynolds@sos.state.co.us
Web: www.sos.state.co.us
TRACER: https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov
Please note: The information contained in this e-mail and any attachments hereto is
meant to provide only limited guidance regarding the interpretation of Colorado
campaign finance laws and regulations. Nothing in this message shall be considered
legal advice. The Colorado Secretary of State's office cannot provide legal advice. If
you need legal counsel, please consult an attorney.

From: Joel Albin


Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:13 PM
To: Kristine Reynolds <Kristine.Reynolds@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Candidate Affidavit
From: Lynn Bartels
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Fwd: Candidate Affidavit
Can you please forward to her. I only have a hard copy at work.
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


From: Mollyasulli <Redacted
Date: August 1, 2016 at 1:54:32 PM MDT
To: lynn.bartels@SOS.state.co.us
Subject: Candidate Affidavit
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier
(not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kristine Reynolds on behalf of Public CPFhelp

Redacted

Joel Albin; Lynn Bartels


Candidate Affidavits
Monday, August 01, 2016 3:31:54 PM
RPT CF FILE 010.pdf

Dear Mrs. Sullivan,


Attached is the file you requested. You may search for this and other candidate affidavits by visiting
the Secretary of States online Campaign Finance website (TRACER http://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/SearchPages/CandidateSearch.aspx). Thank you.
Kris
Sincerely,
Kristine Reynolds
Campaign Finance Trainer
Elections Division
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Tel: 303-894-2200 (Dial 3 then 1)
Fax: 303-869-4861
Email: Kristine.reynolds@sos.state.co.us
Web: www.sos.state.co.us
TRACER: https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov
Please note: The information contained in this e-mail and any attachments hereto is meant to
provide only limited guidance regarding the interpretation of Colorado campaign finance laws
and regulations. Nothing in this message shall be considered legal advice. The Colorado Secretary
of State's office cannot provide legal advice. If you need legal counsel, please consult an attorney.
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:13 PM
To: Kristine Reynolds
Subject: FW: Candidate Affidavit
From: Lynn Bartels
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Fwd: Candidate Affidavit
Can you please forward to her. I only have a hard copy at work.
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Mollyasulli <Redacted


>
Date: August 1, 2016 at 1:54:32 PM MDT
To: lynn.bartels@SOS.state.co.us
Subject: Candidate Affidavit
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier (not
confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

Colorado Secretary of State


Elections Division
1700 Broadway, Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80290
Ph:
(303) 894-2200 x 6383
Fax: (303) 869-4861
www.sos.state.co.us

Space Below For Office Use Only

CANDIDATE AFFIDAVIT
[Art. XXVIII, Sec. 2(2) & 1-45-110(1), C.R.S.]

State, County, School District, and Special District Candidates file with the Secretary of State
Municipal Candidates file with the Municipal Clerk

This affidavit certifies that I, ETHAN TODD FRASIER , a member of the Republican political
party/organization (if applicable), am a candidate for the 2016 election, [Art. XXVIII, Sec. 2(2)] for the
office of Colorado House, District House District 04.
I understand that campaign finance activities in Colorado are governed by Article XXVIII of the
Colorado Constitution, Article 45, Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) (also known as the
Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA)), and the Secretary of States Rules Concerning Campaign and
Political Finance.
I further certify that I am familiar with the provisions of the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act
(FCPA) as required in 1-45-110 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Date:
Physical Address of Candidate:

4605 W CUSTER PL
DENVER CO 80219

Mailing
Address:

4605 W CUSTER PL
DENVER CO 80219

07/22/2016

Business Phone:
Residence Phone:

(720) 320-3939

FAX:
E-Mail Address:

Redacted

Web
Address:

Form: CPF 1

Revised 08/2011

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Molly Sullivan"
RE: Candidate Affidavit
Monday, August 01, 2016 3:08:21 PM
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No problem.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Molly Sullivan [mailto:Redacted
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:56 PM
To: Lynn Bartels
Subject: Re: Candidate Affidavit

I know you are busy so wanted you to know I found it... certain I will be bugging you in the
future with more requests:)
Thank you for having such an open office!!
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Mollyasulli Redacted
> wrote:
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier
(not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

-Molly Sullivan
J.D. Candidate, 2016
Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Molly Sullivan
Lynn Bartels
Re: Candidate Affidavit
Monday, August 01, 2016 2:55:57 PM

I know you are busy so wanted you to know I found it... certain I will be bugging you in the
future with more requests:)
Thank you for having such an open office!!
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Mollyasulli Redacted
Hi Lynn,

> wrote:

I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier
(not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

-Molly Sullivan
J.D. Candidate, 2016

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Kristine Reynolds
FW: Candidate Affidavit
Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12:46 PM

From: Lynn Bartels


Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12 PM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: Fwd: Candidate Affidavit

Can you please forward to her. I only have a hard copy at work.
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Mollyasulli Redacted
Date: August 1, 2016 at 1:54:32 PM MDT
To: lynn.bartels@SOS.state.co.us
Subject: Candidate Affidavit
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd
Frazier (not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Joel Albin
Fwd: Candidate Affidavit
Monday, August 01, 2016 2:12:05 PM

Can you please forward to her. I only have a hard copy at work.
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: Mollyasulli Redacted
>
Date: August 1, 2016 at 1:54:32 PM MDT
To: lynn.bartels@SOS.state.co.us
Subject: Candidate Affidavit
Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd
Frazier (not confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Mollyasulli
Lynn Bartels
Candidate Affidavit
Monday, August 01, 2016 1:54:35 PM

Hi Lynn,
I'm wondering if you can help me find a candidate affidavit - for HD4 Ethan Todd Frazier (not
confident on the spelling).
Thank you!
Molly Sullivan, J.D.
Redacted

*sent from mobile.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kristine Reynolds
Megan Waples; Joel Albin; Stephen Bouey
RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Monday, August 01, 2016 10:11:54 AM

All
Mrs. Sebern called regarding a different CPF question and while I answered that question, I took the
opportunity to show her how to search for candidate affidavits. I believe she is taken care of. Let me
know if you have any questions. Thank you.
Kris
From: Megan Waples
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:24 AM
To: Kristine Reynolds ; Joel Albin ; Stephen Bouey
Subject: RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
That would be great, thanks Kris! And thanks Joel for forwarding it on.
Megan E. Waples
Colorado Secretary of States Office
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Megan.Waples@sos.state.co.us
From: Kristine Reynolds
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:13 AM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Stephen Bouey <Stephen.Bouey@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Megan Waples <Megan.Waples@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Hi. Unless anyone objects, Ill send an email with instructions on how to retrieve the affidavits from
TRACER. Thanks.
Kris
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:10 AM
To: Stephen Bouey <Stephen.Bouey@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Kristine Reynolds
<Kristine.Reynolds@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Megan Waples <Megan.Waples@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
FYI.
From: Florence Sebern [Redacted
]
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:08 AM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4

Joel,
Would you email all candidate affidavits that have been filed for Republicans in HD4?
thanks,
Florence

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Megan Waples
Kristine Reynolds; Joel Albin; Stephen Bouey
RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Monday, August 01, 2016 9:23:47 AM

That would be great, thanks Kris! And thanks Joel for forwarding it on.
Megan E. Waples
Colorado Secretary of States Office
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Megan.Waples@sos.state.co.us
From: Kristine Reynolds
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:13 AM
To: Joel Albin ; Stephen Bouey
Cc: Megan Waples
Subject: RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Hi. Unless anyone objects, Ill send an email with instructions on how to retrieve the affidavits from
TRACER. Thanks.
Kris
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:10 AM
To: Stephen Bouey <Stephen.Bouey@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Kristine Reynolds
<Kristine.Reynolds@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Megan Waples <Megan.Waples@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
FYI.
From: Florence Sebern Redacted
]
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:08 AM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4

Joel,
Would you email all candidate affidavits that have been filed for Republicans in HD4?
thanks,
Florence

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kristine Reynolds
Joel Albin; Stephen Bouey
Megan Waples
RE: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Monday, August 01, 2016 9:13:26 AM

Hi. Unless anyone objects, Ill send an email with instructions on how to retrieve the affidavits from
TRACER. Thanks.
Kris
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:10 AM
To: Stephen Bouey ; Kristine Reynolds
Cc: Megan Waples
Subject: FW: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
FYI.
From: Florence Sebern [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:08 AM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4

Joel,
Would you email all candidate affidavits that have been filed for Republicans in HD4?
thanks,
Florence

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Stephen Bouey; Kristine Reynolds
Megan Waples
FW: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Monday, August 01, 2016 9:09:42 AM

FYI.
From: Florence Sebern [mailto:Redacted
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 9:08 AM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4

Joel,
Would you email all candidate affidavits that have been filed for Republicans in HD4?
thanks,
Florence

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Florence Sebern
Joel Albin
Candidate affidavit for GOP HD4
Monday, August 01, 2016 9:08:11 AM

Joel,
Would you email all candidate affidavits that have been filed for Republicans in HD4?
thanks,
Florence

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
Lynn Bartels; Tim Griesmer
FW: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Friday, July 29, 2016 1:06:09 PM
Ben-Higgins-Notification-of-Withdrawal-07-28-16.pdf

FYI
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:58 PM
To: Joel Albin ; Murray, Christopher O.
Cc: Redacted
; Jerry Koerber
Subject: Re: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

The correct letter was not attached before. This is the correct letter.
Thank you,
Dustin
On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Olson,
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus, please have
Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to our office. Or have him
complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Redacted
Murray, Christopher O. <Redacted
>
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

Please see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
please tell us.
Thank you,
-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
"Olson Strategies & Advertising"; Murray, Christopher O.
; Jerry Koerber
Redacted
RE: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:59:42 PM

Mr. Olson,
Thank you. The withdrawal has been received and accepted.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:58 PM
To: Joel Albin ; Murray, Christopher O.
Cc: Redacted
; Jerry Koerber
Subject: Re: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

The correct letter was not attached before. This is the correct letter.
Thank you,
Dustin
On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Olson,
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus, please have
Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to our office. Or have him
complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Redacted
; Murray, Christopher O. Redacted
>
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

Please see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
please tell us.
Thank you,
-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com

Follow me on Twitter and Facebook:


http://twitter.com/DustinOlson
www.facebook.com/DustinOlson1776

-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook:
http://twitter.com/DustinOlson
www.facebook.com/DustinOlson1776

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Olson Strategies & Advertising


Joel Albin; Murray, Christopher O.
; Jerry Koerber
Redacted
Re: FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:58:10 PM
Ben-Higgins-Notification-of-Withdrawal-07-28-16.pdf

The correct letter was not attached before. This is the correct letter.
Thank you,
Dustin
On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Olson,
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus, please have
Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to our office. Or have him
complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Redacted
; Murray, Christopher O. <Redacted
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

>

Please see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
please tell us.
Thank you,
-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook:
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-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
"
Jerry Koerber
FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:51:47 PM
Higgins-HD4-CandidacyWithdrawalLetter.docx
Statement of Withdrawal 2016.pdf

Redacted

Mr. Olson,
Colorado statute requires that a candidate withdrawal be signed and notarized. Thus, please have
Mr. Higgins sign the attached letter in front of a notary and submit it to our office. Or have him
complete the attached withdrawal form.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Olson Strategies & Advertising [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc:R
; Murray, Christopher O. <Redacted
e
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
d

Please
see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
a
please
tell us.
c
Thank
you,
t
e
-d
Dustin
Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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Benjamin E. Higgins
3840 Julian St.
Denver, CO 80211

Re: Notification of Withdrawal from House District 4 Republican Candidacy


July 27, 2016
Dear Secretary Williams,

Effective immediately, I elect to withdraw as the Republican candidate from the


State House District 4 race. Unfortunately, while Dan Pabon abused the publics
trust and should resign, I will not be able to continue in this race.
Please contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,

Benjamin Edward Higgins


(720) 306-1292

Redacted

Office Use Only:

Statement of Withdrawal by Candidate


Complete, sign, and return this form to the Colorado Secretary of State. Please type or print legibly.

Candidate Information
Name of Candidate
Office Information
Designated/nominated by:

Assembly delegates

Petition

Vacancy Committee

Office Title

Write-in

Party Affiliation

Residence & Mailing Address


Apt/Unit

Residence Street Address


City

State

CO

Zip Code
Apt/Unit

Mailing Street Address


State

City

Zip Code

Telephone & E-mail Address


Business Phone #

Extension

Residence Phone #

E-mail Address

Signature
Applicant's Affirmation
I affirm that I hereby withdraw my candidacy for the office listed above. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to report this withdrawal to the persons
designated in Section 1-4-1002, C.R.S., to fill this vacancy. Furthermore, the information provided on this form is, to the best of my knowledge, true and
correct.
[seal]
______________________________________________
Signature of Candidate

__________________
Date of Signing

STATE OF COLORADO
COUNTY OF ___________________
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ________ day of _______________________, 20_____ by ____________________________________________________ .
Day

Month

Year

Printed name of Candidate Above

Signature (and Title) of Notary / Official Administering Oath ____________________________________________________________________________________

My Commission Expires: ___________________

Colorado Secretary of State


1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80290
Phone: (303) 894-2200
Fax: (303) 869-4861
Email: ballot.access@sos.state.co.us

Print Form

SOS Revised May 12, 2015


Section 1-4-1001, C.R.S.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Public Elections
Joel Albin
FW: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:46:43 PM
Higgins-HD4-CandidacyWithdrawalLetter.docx

Steven Ward
Colorado Department of State
Elections Division
303-894-2200 x6318
steven.ward@sos.state.co.us

From: Olson Strategies & Advertising Redacted


Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 12:41 PM
To: Public Elections
Cc: Redacted
; Murray, Christopher O.
Subject: Ben Higgins Notification of Withdrawal from HD4 Candidacy

Please see the attached letter and confirm receipt. If there is something else we need to do,
please tell us.
Thank you,
-Dustin Olson
Olson Strategies & Advertising
Redacted

(202) 841-5406 cell


Check out OlsonStrategies.com
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Benjamin E. Higgins
3840 Julian St.
Denver, CO 80211

Re: Notification of Withdrawal from House District 4 Republican Candidacy


July 27, 2016
Dear Secretary Williams,

Effective immediately, I elect to withdraw as the Republican candidate from the


State House District 4 race. Unfortunately, while Dan Pabon abused the publics
trust and should resign, I will not be able to continue in this race.
Please contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,

Benjamin Edward Higgins


(720) 306-1292

Redacted

From:
To:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


"Sue Moore"; "Gavin Halligan"; "Shelbi Lewark";Redacted
; Joel Albin;

Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Redacted

"Jefferson Thomas"; "Olson Strategies & Advertising"; "Olson Strategies & Advertising"; "Christopher O.""
RE: IMPORTANT! HD4 Vacancy Committee follow-up
Friday, July 29, 2016 1:17:51 AM

Members of the Denver House District 4 Vacancy Committee,


Based on zero comments or objections to the proposal below, Ben Higgins will resign his nomination
for Colorado State House GOP Representative HD4, and well move forward to place Gavin Halligan
as our new candidate. Id like to thank Ben for stepping up to serve, and look forward to supporting
Gavin in the 2016 General Election.
We wont need to convene a Vacancy Committee meeting: thank you all for your service.
Once the waiting period of seven days passes, after Bens paperwork is filed, State GOP Chairman
Steve House will appoint Gavin as our new candidate for this election.
Please join me in supporting Gavin Halligan to defeat Dan Pabon this November.
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
HD4 Co-Captain
HD4 Vacancy Committee Chair
From: HD4 Co-Captain Jerry [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:38 PM
To: 'Sue Moore' ; Redacted
; 'Gavin Halligan' ; 'Shelbi Lewark' ;
Redacted

; 'Joel Albin'
Cc: 'Jefferson Thomas' ; 'Olson Strategies & Advertising' ; 'Olson Strategies & Advertising' ;
'Christopher O.''
Subject: IMPORTANT! HD4 Vacancy Committee follow-up
Importance: High
Members of Denver House District 4 Vacancy Committee,
First Id like to thank all of you for taking the time to attend the HD4 Vacancy Committee meeting a
couple of weeks ago. Well done friends!
At that meeting, Gavin Halligan agreed to step aside, in order to allow Ben Higgins to run unopposed
at the Committee. As a result, he was elected unanimously as our candidate for State House.
Ben received notification from the television network that airs his show, that due to contractual
obligations, hes not permitted to run for political office at this time.
Gavin Halligan has graciously agreed to step up as his replacement for the nomination. Ben has
agreed to support her in the campaign, in whatever capacity he is able.
WITHOUT OBJECTION FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE HD4 VACANCY COMMITTEE, WE WILL DIRECT
THE STATE CHAIR OF THE PARTY TO APPOINT GAVIN HALLIGAN AS THE NEW REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE, REPRESENTING COLORADO STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 4, IN THE 2016 GENERAL
ELECTION . IF ANY MEMBER OF THE VACANCY COMMITTEE HAS AN OBJECTION, PLEASE RESPOND
BY MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, JULY 28TH 2016 TO MYSELF (CHAIR OF THE VACANCY COMMITTEE).
IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, WE WILL NOT NEED TO CONVENE ANOTHER MEETING, AND THE

APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK AND PROCESS CAN GO FORWARD.


(You do not need to reply if you have no objection. Were just crossing the ts and dotting the Is.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call me at the number below.)
Thank you for your service.
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
HD4 Co-Captain
HD4 Vacancy Committee Chair
(303) 819-2513

From:
To:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


"Sue Moore";Redacted

Gavin Halligan"; "Shelbi Lewark";

Redacted
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Importance:

Albin
"Jefferson Thomas"; "Olson Strategies & Advertising"; "Olson Strategies & Advertising"; "Christopher O.""
IMPORTANT! HD4 Vacancy Committee follow-up
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:38:23 PM
High

; Joel

Members of Denver House District 4 Vacancy Committee,


First Id like to thank all of you for taking the time to attend the HD4 Vacancy Committee meeting a
couple of weeks ago. Well done friends!
At that meeting, Gavin Halligan agreed to step aside, in order to allow Ben Higgins to run unopposed
at the Committee. As a result, he was elected unanimously as our candidate for State House.
Ben received notification from the television network that airs his show, that due to contractual
obligations, hes not permitted to run for political office at this time.
Gavin Halligan has graciously agreed to step up as his replacement for the nomination. Ben has
agreed to support her in the campaign, in whatever capacity he is able.
WITHOUT OBJECTION FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE HD4 VACANCY COMMITTEE, WE WILL DIRECT
THE STATE CHAIR OF THE PARTY TO APPOINT GAVIN HALLIGAN AS THE NEW REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE, REPRESENTING COLORADO STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 4, IN THE 2016 GENERAL
ELECTION . IF ANY MEMBER OF THE VACANCY COMMITTEE HAS AN OBJECTION, PLEASE RESPOND
BY MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, JULY 28TH 2016 TO MYSELF (CHAIR OF THE VACANCY COMMITTEE).
IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, WE WILL NOT NEED TO CONVENE ANOTHER MEETING, AND THE
APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK AND PROCESS CAN GO FORWARD.
(You do not need to reply if you have no objection. Were just crossing the ts and dotting the Is.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call me at the number below.)
Thank you for your service.
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
HD4 Co-Captain
HD4 Vacancy Committee Chair
(303) 819-2513

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Joey Bunch"
RE: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race
Monday, July 25, 2016 2:04:50 PM
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image002.png

On the record from Suzanne.


Disney should stick to princesses and finding lost fish.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Joey Bunch [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 1:49 PM
To: Lynn Bartels
Subject: Fwd: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race

It sounds like Disney wants to debate it. I told her to send me a statement.
Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
303-954-1174
Follow me on Twitter @Joeybunch
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Arancio, Jori <Redacted
>
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:41 PM
Subject: RE: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4
race
To: Joey Bunch Redacted
>
Cc: "Johnson, Caly" Redacted
>
Also, if youd like to speak to an expert in election law for more background, Im happy to put you in touch
with Robert Kelner from Covington and Burling.
From: Joey Bunch [Redacted
]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 11:47 AM
To: Arancio, Jori Redacted
>
Subject: Re: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race

perfect. THANK YOU!


Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
303-954-1174
Follow me on Twitter @Joeybunch
On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Arancio, Jori <Redacted

> wrote:

Hi Joey, Jori Arancio here from Freeform. Thank you for reaching out. I do have a statement Id

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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"Joey Bunch"
RE: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:15:01 PM
image001.png
image002.png

A person becomes a candidate when they publicly announce and then either receive a contribution or
make an expenditure.
Colorado Law
There were several parts of the Colorado campaign finance law that could have been
violated if FreeForm had broadcast a show about Mr. Higgins campaign while he was
running for office. One example would be the provisions of Colorado law regulating
electioneering communications. Those provisions would be triggered by any
communication broadcasted by television or radio, printed in a newspaper or on a
billboard, directly mailed or delivered by hand to personal residences or otherwise
distributed that:
(I) Unambiguously refers to any candidate; and
(II) Is broadcasted, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed within thirty
days before a primary election or sixty days before a general election;
and
(III) Is broadcasted to, printed in a newspaper distributed to, mailed to,
delivered by hand to, or otherwise distributed to an audience that
includes members of the electorate for such public office.
Colorado Constitution, Article XXVIII, 2(7). Various other provisions raised concerns as
well.
Lynn Bartels: They are misreading the current law. While Colorado campaign finance law
addresses electioneering communication, there is also a media exemption that is not
addressed in their e-mail.
In other words, they quoted what an electioneering communication is, but they left out
the exemption, which is media. This was the subject of a Citizens United case here two
years ago. (http://www.denverpost.com/2014/09/16/ted-olson-argues-citizens-unitedcase-in-denver-court/)

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/
From: Joey Bunch [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 12:51 PM
To: Lynn Bartels ; Suzanne Staiert
Subject: Fwd: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race

This below is about The Bachelor dropping out of the race against Pabon.
Note what the reality show says about Colorado election law. Also, The Bachelor has had a

campaign manager and communications person for awhile now. long before he filed to run.
Aren't you supposed to file first, or does that just pertain to collecting donations?
Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
303-954-1174
Follow me on Twitter @Joeybunch
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Arancio, Jori <Redacted
>
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Subject: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4
race
To: Redacted
" Redacted
Hi Joey, Jori Arancio here from Freeform. Thank you for reaching out. I do have a statement Id
like to share. Also, please note, this is a Freeform show that ABC doesnt have anything to do
with.
These assertions are categorically and patently untrue. Freeform simply shared with Mr.
Higgins its concern that broadcasting and promoting a show featuring a campaign for
Colorado state office could raise significant compliance issues under Colorado election laws.
Freeform spokesperson.
On BACKGROUND
Colorado Law
There were several parts of the Colorado campaign finance law that could have been
violated if FreeForm had broadcast a show about Mr. Higgins campaign while he was
running for office. One example would be the provisions of Colorado law regulating
electioneering communications. Those provisions would be triggered by any
communication broadcasted by television or radio, printed in a newspaper or on a
billboard, directly mailed or delivered by hand to personal residences or otherwise
distributed that:
(I) Unambiguously refers to any candidate; and
(II) Is broadcasted, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed within thirty
days before a primary election or sixty days before a general election;
and
(III) Is broadcasted to, printed in a newspaper distributed to, mailed to,
delivered by hand to, or otherwise distributed to an audience that
includes members of the electorate for such public office.
Colorado Constitution, Article XXVIII, 2(7). Various other provisions raised concerns as
well.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I also left you a message.
From: Joey Bunch Redacted
>
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:44 AM
To: Walt Disney <Redacted
Subject: Fwd: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race

Comment?
Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
303-954-1174
Follow me on Twitter @Joeybunch

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joey Bunch
Lynn Bartels; Suzanne Staiert
Fwd: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4 race
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:51:33 PM
7F9D820F-078A-45EB-9227-D0BD615FBDB9[380].png

This below is about The Bachelor dropping out of the race against Pabon.
Note what the reality show says about Colorado election law. Also, The Bachelor has had a campaign manager and
communications person for awhile now. long before he filed to run.
Aren't you supposed to file first, or does that just pertain to collecting donations?

Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
303-954-1174
Follow me on Twitter @Joeybunch
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Arancio, Jori Redacted
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Subject: FW: Statement condemning Disney and ABC for forcing Ben Higgins out of the HD 4
race
To: Redacted
" <Redacted
>

Hi Joey, Jori Arancio here from Freeform. Thank you for reaching out. I do have a statement Id
like to share. Also, please note, this is a Freeform show that ABC doesnt have anything to do
with.
These assertions are categorically and patently untrue. Freeform simply shared with Mr.
Higgins its concern that broadcasting and promoting a show featuring a campaign for
Colorado state office could raise significant compliance issues under Colorado election laws.
Freeform spokesperson.
On BACKGROUND
Colorado Law
There were several parts of the Colorado campaign finance law that could have been
violated if FreeForm had broadcast a show about Mr. Higgins campaign while he was
running for office. One example would be the provisions of Colorado law regulating
electioneering communications. Those provisions would be triggered by any
communication broadcasted by television or radio, printed in a newspaper or on a
billboard, directly mailed or delivered by hand to personal residences or otherwise
distributed that:
(I) Unambiguously refers to any candidate; and
(II) Is broadcasted, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed within thirty
days before a primary election or sixty days before a general election;
and
(III) Is broadcasted to, printed in a newspaper distributed to, mailed to,

Redacted
Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
"
Ben Higgins
Monday, July 25, 2016 8:23:21 AM
image001.png
image002.png

Redacted

I am back from vacation and following up. I am sure you have heard by now that Ben Higgins filed his
paperwork and soon afterward announced he wasnt running.

Lynn Bartels
Communications director
Colorado Secretary of State
W: 303-860-6966 C: 303-748-4502
Lynn.Bartels@SOS.state.co.us
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
Check out my blog: https://bartels-on.sos.state.co.us/

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Christopher Johnson
Lynn Bartels
FW: Fwd:
Monday, July 25, 2016 8:04:59 AM

From: Michael Roberts [mailto:Redacted


Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 6:40 AM
To: Christopher Johnson
Subject: Fwd:

christopher -this is michael roberts from westword. how are you? i just sent lynn bartels a note, on view
below, and received an auto-reply directing press inquiries to you. i wrote:
hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official paperwork to
declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is the paperwork online yet?
if not, can you send me a copy?
if you can get back to me in these questions at your earliest convenience, i'd be grateful. i can
be reached this morning at this e-mail address or 303-293-3559. looking forward to hearing
from you.
michael roberts
westword
denver, co
july 22, 2016
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Michael Roberts Redacted
Date: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:36 AM
Subject:
To: Lynn Bartels Redacted
>, Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us
lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.
hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official paperwork to
declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is the paperwork online yet?
if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know when you get a minute. thanks in advance
for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Christopher Johnson
Lynn Bartels
FW: Ben Higgins legislature run
Monday, July 25, 2016 8:04:09 AM

From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailtoRedacted


Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:51 AM
To: Christopher Johnson
Subject: Ben Higgins legislature run
Hi Christopher
Wanted to send this your way.
Thanks!
From: Siegel, Benjamin R.
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:49 AM
To: 'lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us'
Subject: Ben Higgins legislature run

Good Morning Lynn


Would you be able to confirm that Ben Higgins has filed to run for the statehouse in House District 4
earlier this week?
Thank you.
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Tim Griesmer
Joel Albin
Re: Higgins
Friday, July 22, 2016 3:28:18 PM

Cool thanks
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 22, 2016, at 3:27 PM, Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Ill let you know when he submits a withdrawal. So far, nothing.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Tim Griesmer
Higgins
Friday, July 22, 2016 3:27:43 PM

Ill let you know when he submits a withdrawal. So far, nothing.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Michael Roberts
Tim Griesmer
Re: FW:
Friday, July 22, 2016 10:09:16 AM

tim -thanks for getting back to me. appreciate your help.


mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.
On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Tim Griesmer <Tim.Griesmer@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Michael,
Ben Higgins has been designated by the vacancy committee as the Republican candidate for HD4
and he has accepted the nomination. You can view images of the paperwork at the following link,
just type in his name. http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?division=5
Let me know if you have any issues or other questions.
Thanks,
Tim
Tim Griesmer
Legislative Director
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303-869-4928
tim.griesmer@sos.state.co.us

From: Lynn Bartels


Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:38 AM
To: Tim Griesmer <Tim.Griesmer@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Fwd:

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


From: Michael Roberts <Redacted
Date: July 22, 2016 at 8:36:43 AM EDT
To: Lynn Bartels Redacted
>, Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us
lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.
hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official
paperwork to declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that?
is the paperwork online yet? if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know
when you get a minute. thanks in advance for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Tim Griesmer
"
FW:
Friday, July 22, 2016 10:08:19 AM

Redacted

Michael,
Ben Higgins has been designated by the vacancy committee as the Republican candidate for HD4
and he has accepted the nomination. You can view images of the paperwork at the following link,
just type in his name. http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?division=5
Let me know if you have any issues or other questions.
Thanks,
Tim
Tim Griesmer
Legislative Director
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303-869-4928
tim.griesmer@sos.state.co.us
From: Lynn Bartels
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:38 AM
To: Tim Griesmer
Subject: Fwd:

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: Michael Roberts Redacted
>
Date: July 22, 2016 at 8:36:43 AM EDT
To: Lynn Bartels Redacted
>, Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us
lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.
hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official
paperwork to declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is
the paperwork online yet? if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know
when you get a minute. thanks in advance for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Tim Griesmer
Joel Albin
RE: Higgins candidacy
Friday, July 22, 2016 10:04:35 AM

Thanks Joel
From: Joel Albin
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:04 AM
To: Tim Griesmer
Subject: RE: Higgins candidacy
They are posted now at the following link: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?
division=5
Type in the candidates last name.--Joel
From: Tim Griesmer
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 9:40 AM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Higgins candidacy
Joel,
Is the Higgins paperwork that you sent me yesterday going to be posted on the website at some
point? If not, is there anything preventing me from releasing it?
Thanks,
Tim
Tim Griesmer
Legislative Director
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303-869-4928
tim.griesmer@sos.state.co.us

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
Tim Griesmer
RE: Higgins candidacy
Friday, July 22, 2016 10:03:45 AM

They are posted now at the following link: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?


division=5
Type in the candidates last name.--Joel
From: Tim Griesmer
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 9:40 AM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: Higgins candidacy
Joel,
Is the Higgins paperwork that you sent me yesterday going to be posted on the website at some
point? If not, is there anything preventing me from releasing it?
Thanks,
Tim
Tim Griesmer
Legislative Director
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303-869-4928
tim.griesmer@sos.state.co.us

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Tim Griesmer
Joel Albin
Higgins candidacy
Friday, July 22, 2016 9:40:15 AM

Joel,
Is the Higgins paperwork that you sent me yesterday going to be posted on the website at some
point? If not, is there anything preventing me from releasing it?
Thanks,
Tim
Tim Griesmer
Legislative Director
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303-869-4928
tim.griesmer@sos.state.co.us

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Siegel, Benjamin R.
Christopher Johnson
Ben Higgins legislature run
Friday, July 22, 2016 8:51:24 AM

Hi Christopher
Wanted to send this your way.
Thanks!
From: Siegel, Benjamin R.
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:49 AM
To: 'lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us'
Subject: Ben Higgins legislature run

Good Morning Lynn


Would you be able to confirm that Ben Higgins has filed to run for the statehouse in House District 4
earlier this week?
Thank you.
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Siegel, Benjamin R.
Lynn Bartels
Ben Higgins legislature run
Friday, July 22, 2016 8:49:16 AM

Good Morning Lynn


Would you be able to confirm that Ben Higgins has filed to run for the statehouse in House District 4
earlier this week?
Thank you.
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Tim Griesmer
Fwd:
Friday, July 22, 2016 8:37:43 AM

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: Michael Roberts Redacted
Date: July 22, 2016 at 8:36:43 AM EDT
To: Lynn Bartels Redacted

>
, Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us

lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.


hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official
paperwork to declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is
the paperwork online yet? if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know
when you get a minute. thanks in advance for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Michael Roberts
Christopher Johnson
Fwd:
Friday, July 22, 2016 6:40:46 AM

christopher -this is michael roberts from westword. how are you? i just sent lynn bartels a note, on view
below, and received an auto-reply directing press inquiries to you. i wrote:
hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official paperwork to
declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is the paperwork online yet?
if not, can you send me a copy?
if you can get back to me in these questions at your earliest convenience, i'd be grateful. i can
be reached this morning at this e-mail address or 303-293-3559. looking forward to hearing
from you.
michael roberts
westword
denver, co
july 22, 2016
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Michael Roberts <Redacted
Date: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:36 AM
Subject:
To: Lynn Bartels Redacted

>
, Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us

lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.


hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official paperwork to
declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is the paperwork online yet?
if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know when you get a minute. thanks in advance
for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Date:

Michael Roberts
Lynn Bartels; Lynn Bartels
Friday, July 22, 2016 6:37:04 AM

lynn -how are you? enjoyed your tweets from cleveland.


hey, i'm seeing reports that ben higgins of the bachelor fame has filed official paperwork to
declare his candidacy for dan pabon's seat. can you confirm that? is the paperwork online yet?
if not, can you send me a copy? please let me know when you get a minute. thanks in advance
for your help, and travel safe.
mr
Click here to follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Tim Griesmer
Joel Albin
RE: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:10:13 PM

Thank you sir!


From: Joel Albin
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:10 PM
To: Tim Griesmer
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Here you go.--Joel

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
Tim Griesmer
Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:09:59 PM
HigginsPaperwork.pdf

Here you go.--Joel

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Tim Griesmer
Fwd: Telemundo Interview Request
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:45:54 PM

Joel has the documents.


Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Fernandez, Stephanie" Redacted
Date: July 21, 2016 at 4:40:06 PM EDT
To: "lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us" <lynn.bartels@sos.state.co.us>
Subject: Telemundo Interview Request
Hi Lynn,
I am reaching out to you from Telemundo Denver. We are working on the story of Ben
Higgins who is allegedly going to be running against Dan Pabon, and who has allegedly
filed for Colorado House District 4.
Is this something that you can confirm with me? Is there an official photo for our use
on all NBCUni platforms?
I appreciate any help you can provide.
Thanks so much,
Stephanie

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Fernandez, Stephanie
Lynn Bartels
Telemundo Interview Request
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:40:11 PM

Hi Lynn,
I am reaching out to you from Telemundo Denver. We are working on the story of Ben Higgins who
is allegedly going to be running against Dan Pabon, and who has allegedly filed for Colorado House
District 4.
Is this something that you can confirm with me? Is there an official photo for our use on all NBCUni
platforms?
I appreciate any help you can provide.
Thanks so much,
Stephanie

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin
"Andy Kenney"
RE: Ben Higgins filing?
Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:26:02 AM

The candidate who withdrew filed a statement of withdrawal. You should already be able to find a
copy of that by typing in the candidates last name (Pinkston) at the link below.--Joel
From: Andy Kenney [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:47 AM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: Re: Ben Higgins filing?

Thanks very much, Mr. Albin. I assume the vacancy nomination is what the other GOP
caniddat would file to cancel out his candidacy?
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:44 AM Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Kenney,
Mr. Higgins candidate affidavit is available on TRACER on our website and scanned copies of
vacancy nomination and acceptance documents will be available by the end of the week at the
following link: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?division=5
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Andy Kenney [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:55 AM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Ben Higgins filing?

Hey there,
I'm seeking a copy of the documents reportedly filed for Ben Higgins, please. Denver Post
reports they were filed Friday but I'm not seeing them online.
Thank you
Andy

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Andy Kenney
Joel Albin
Re: Ben Higgins filing?
Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:47:40 AM

Thanks very much, Mr. Albin. I assume the vacancy nomination is what the other GOP
caniddat would file to cancel out his candidacy?
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:44 AM Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@sos.state.co.us> wrote:
Mr. Kenney,
Mr. Higgins candidate affidavit is available on TRACER on our website and scanned copies of
vacancy nomination and acceptance documents will be available by the end of the week at the
following link: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?division=5
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Andy Kenney [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:55 AM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Ben Higgins filing?

Hey there,
I'm seeking a copy of the documents reportedly filed for Ben Higgins, please. Denver Post
reports they were filed Friday but I'm not seeing them online.
Thank you
Andy

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Joel Albin

Redacted

RE: Ben Higgins filing?


Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:44:23 AM

Mr. Kenney,
Mr. Higgins candidate affidavit is available on TRACER on our website and scanned copies of vacancy
nomination and acceptance documents will be available by the end of the week at the following link:
http://www.sos.state.co.us/ImageView/MainSearch.do?division=5
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Andy Kenney [Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:55 AM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: Ben Higgins filing?

Hey there,
I'm seeking a copy of the documents reportedly filed for Ben Higgins, please. Denver Post
reports they were filed Friday but I'm not seeing them online.
Thank you
Andy

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Public Elections
Joel Albin
FW: Ben Higgins filing?
Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:11:40 AM

Steven Ward
Colorado Department of State
Elections Division
303-894-2200 x6318
steven.ward@sos.state.co.us
From: Andy Kenney [mailtoRedacted

Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:55 AM


To: Public Elections
Subject: Ben Higgins filing?

Hey there,
I'm seeking a copy of the documents reportedly filed for Ben Higgins, please. Denver Post
reports they were filed Friday but I'm not seeing them online.
Thank you
Andy

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

campaignfinance@sos.state.co.us
Ballot Access
Copy of Campaign Finance Candidate Affidavit Approval for your records
Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:15:36 AM

Colorado Secretary of State


Elections Division
1700 Broadway, Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80290

7/21/2016
BEN HIGGINS
20165031536
Colorado House
Confirmation of Candidate Affidavit Filing
On 7/20/2016, you submitted a candidate affidavit to announce your intent to be a candidate for Colorado
House House District 04 for the election year of 2016. Your affidavit has been processed by Colorado
Secretary of State. Please note that for statewide candidates, excluding RTD candidates, a personal financial
disclosure is due to the Secretary of State within 10 days of the candidate affidavit, if one has not already been
filed.
You will be receiving a separate email message with the information you need to access the Online Campaign
Finance system. With this information you will be able to file candidate disclosure reports. The user ID and
password are confidential and are intended for use by the candidate only and should be guarded to prevent
unauthorized use.
Please review your reporting schedule online for future report due dates.
Prior to accepting campaign contributions, candidates must form a candidate committee. Once a candidate
committee is formed, all contributions received and expenditures made are reported on committee reports and
not through candidate reports. When a candidate forms a committee, the committee will be assigned a
committee ID number and issued a different user ID and password.
For your reference, the filing calendars, electronic filing instructions, pertinent laws and rules and other related
information may be found on the campaign finance page of the Secretary of States website at
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/CampaignFinance/home html.
Please contact CAMPAIGN FINANCE SUPPORT at CPFHELP@SOS.STATE.CO.US or (303) 894-2200
x6383 with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
CAMPAIGN FINANCE SUPPORT
Colorado Secretary of State
Revised: 10/20/2009
Form CPF-17 Rev. 1

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
"Tracy Cook"
RE: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:17:52 PM
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf

From: Tracy Cook [mailtoRedacted


]
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:15 PM
To: Joel Albin
Subject: Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms

Hi Joel,
These documents aren't downloading. Would you mind resending them?
Thanks and best regards,
Tracy Cook
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us>
Date: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM
Subject: Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
To: Dana Coffield Redacted

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels" <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel
From: Sue Moore [mailto:Redacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot Access
<Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber <Redacted
>; Christopher O. Murray
Redacted
Redacted
>; Jefferson Thomas
Redacted

Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms


Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination &
acceptance. Please confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.
Have a great weekend.

-Tracy M. Cook

Business Reporter
The Denver Post
303-954-1577
@tmcook23

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Tracy Cook
Joel Albin
Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:14:46 PM
ATT00001.htm
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf

Hi Joel,
These documents aren't downloading. Would you mind resending them?
Thanks and best regards,
Tracy Cook
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@sos.state.co.us>
Date: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM
Subject: Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
To: Dana Coffield <Redacted
>

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels" <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel

From: Sue Moore [mailto:Redacted


]
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot Access
<Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
>; Christopher O. Murray
<Redacted
>; Jefferson Thomas Redacted
Redacted

Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms


Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination &
acceptance. Please confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.

Have a great weekend.

-Tracy M. Cook
Business Reporter
The Denver Post
303-954-1577
@tmcook23

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels
Dana Coffield
Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2:40:45 PM
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels" <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel
]
From: Sue Moore [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot Access
<Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
>; Christopher O. Murray
<Redacted
>; Jefferson Thomas Redacted
>;
Redacted

Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms


Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination &
acceptance. Please confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.
Have a great weekend.

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Stewart, Marc
Re: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Monday, July 18, 2016 10:02:24 PM

I loved it.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 18, 2016, at 3:49 PM, Stewart, Marc Redacted

> wrote:

Thanks!

How was Nash Vegas!


Marc Stewart
News Reporter/Anchor
KMGH-TV 7 ABC Denver
123 Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80202
@MarcKMGH
p. 720.785.3668

Sent from my iPhone


On Jul 18, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
wrote:

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels"
<Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance
forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel
From: Sue Moore [mailtoRedacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM

To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot


Access <Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
>;
Christopher O. Murray <Redacted
; Jefferson
Thomas Redacted
>;Redacted
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben


Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please confirm
receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.
Have a great weekend.
Scripps Media, Inc., certifies that its advertising sales agreements do not
discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity. All advertising sales agreements
contain nondiscrimination clauses.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


Ballot Access; "Sue Moore"
"Christopher O. Murray"; "Jefferson Thomas";Redacted
RE: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Monday, July 18, 2016 6:24:26 PM

Joel,
Thanks again for all your help through this process. This was new ground for me, and I appreciate
you.
Best regards,
Jerry Koerber
HD4 Co-Captain & Vacancy Committee Chair
From: Ballot Access [mailto:Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 5:05 PM
To: 'Sue Moore'
Cc: Jerry Koerber ; Christopher O. Murray ; Jefferson Thomas ; Redacted
Subject: RE: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Our office has received all the required documents for your vacancy nomination. We will reach out
to the candidate to let him know of any required campaign finance paperwork.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Sue Moore Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot Access
<Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
>; Christopher O. Murray <Redacted
>;
Redacted
Redacted
Jefferson Thomas
>;
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please
confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the original copies.
Have a great weekend.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ballot Access
"Sue Moore"
Jerry Koerber; Christopher O. Murray; Jefferson Thomas;Redacted
RE: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Monday, July 18, 2016 5:04:44 PM

Our office has received all the required documents for your vacancy nomination. We will reach out
to the candidate to let him know of any required campaign finance paperwork.
Thank you.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Sue Moore [Redacted
]
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin ; Ballot Access
Cc: Jerry Koerber ; Christopher O. Murray ; Jefferson Thomas ; Redacted
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please
confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the original copies.
Have a great weekend.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Stewart, Marc
Re: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Monday, July 18, 2016 1:51:42 PM

I loved it.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 18, 2016, at 3:49 PM, Stewart, Marc Redacted

> wrote:

Thanks!

How was Nash Vegas!


Marc Stewart
News Reporter/Anchor
KMGH-TV 7 ABC Denver
123 Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80202
@MarcKMGH
p. 720.785.3668

Sent from my iPhone


On Jul 18, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
wrote:

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels"
<Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance
forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel
From: Sue Moore Redacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM

To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot


Access <Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
;
Christopher O. Murray <Redacted
>; Jefferson
Thomas Redacted
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben


Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please confirm
receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.
Have a great weekend.
Scripps Media, Inc., certifies that its advertising sales agreements do not
discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity. All advertising sales agreements
contain nondiscrimination clauses.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Lynn Bartels

Redacted

Fwd: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms


Monday, July 18, 2016 1:47:00 PM
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Joel Albin" <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
To: "Lynn Bartels" <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel
From: Sue Moore [mailto:Redacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin <Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Ballot Access
<Ballot.Access@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Jerry Koerber Redacted
>; Christopher O. Murray
Redacted
>; Jefferson Thomas Redacted
Redacted

Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms


Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination &
acceptance. Please confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the
original copies.
Have a great weekend.

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
Lynn Bartels
FW: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Monday, July 18, 2016 10:30:48 AM
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Heres the HD4 nomination paperwork.--Joel


From: Sue Moore [Redacted
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49 PM
To: Joel Albin ; Ballot Access
Cc: Jerry Koerber ; Christopher O. Murray ; Jefferson Thomas ; Redacted
Subject: Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please
confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the original copies.
Have a great weekend.

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


"Sue Moore"; "Gavin Halligan"; Redacted

"Murray, Christopher O.";

Redacted
Subject:
Date:

Albin; "Olson Strategies & Advertising"; Redacted


Follow up: HD4 Vacancy Committee meeting this evening
Friday, July 15, 2016 8:54:34 PM

; Joel

; "Kenfield, Kara T."

Friends,
Id like to thank all of you for taking the time to attend the HD4 Vacancy Committee meeting tonight.
Due to State Statutes, we were under a time deadline both short and unreasonable. You all
DELIVERED! We needed quorum (50 percent plus one). We hit ninety percent attendance of voting
members. (And at dinner time on a Friday night, with a four day notice. Well done!)
This is an amazing outcome of support, and will bullet-proof the assembly vote, should it be
challenged. Awesome! It is a testimony to the dedication that all of you have, to restore Liberty.
Thank you.
Special thanks to Shelby Lewark for serving as Secretary of the assembly (as well as getting on the
phone and calling people who didnt RSVP immediately. You are kick-ass sister!)
Thanks also to Tomoko Kotaka and Sue Moore for stepping up to serve on the Teller Committee.
Certifying the vote is critical to ensuring integrity in the process.
Id also like to give a shout out to Kara Kenfield, who as our notary tonight, crossed the Ts and
dotted the Is. Thanks for being there for us.
And finally, thank you to both Gavin Halligan, and Ben Higgins. The fact that either of you even
considered public service in this capacity is worthy of a fist bump. *BUMP!*
Its been a whirlwind week. I hope your weekend it restful and renewing.
Thank you all again.
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
From:
Sent: None
To: Sue Moore ; Redacted
; Gavin Halligan ; Redacted
Redacted
; Murray, Christopher O. ; Redacted

:;

Joel.Albin@SOS.STATE.CO.US
Subject: IMPORTANT! OFFICIAL CALL - VACANCY MEETING FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 4 STATE
REPRESENTATIVE - PLEASE RSVP NOW!
Importance: High
All House District 4 Vacancy Committee Members:
We have an important Vacancy Committee meeting this coming Friday, July 15. Sorry for the short
notice, the State Statutes dont give us much time to get this done Willie Pinkston, our nominee
from the County Convention has resigned his nomination. It is now up to our Committee to elect a
new nominee for the position of State House Representative, to represent House District 4, running
against Democrat Dan Pabon. I have reserved a place for all of our members for this very important
election!
Please RSVP to me, and let me know that you can attend. WE NEED MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF
THE COMMITTEE PRESENT, TO MEET THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELECTION TO BE

VALID. BOTH CANDIDATES WILL BE PRESENT TO ASK FOR YOUR VOTE!


The meeting will take place at Paxia Restaurant, 4001 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80021 at 6:00 p.m. this
coming Friday, July 15th. The establishment has a full bar and menu, with separate checks for those
who would like to dine or drink. The estimated time of the meeting would be about thirty minutes,
but youre welcome to stay and enjoy the food and fellowship of your fellow committee members,
during and after this important meeting.
PLEASE RSVP TO ME AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU CAN ATTEND!
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
House District Co-Captain: Denver HD4
(303) 819-2513

OFFICIAL CALL TO ELECT A NOMINEE FOR THE POSITION OF DENVER


STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE: HOUSE DISTRICT 4
The duly elected members of the Denver County GOP House District 4
Vacancy Committee are hereby called to meet this Friday, July 15,
2016, at 6:00 p.m.
This meeting will convene at Paxia Restaurant, 4001 Tejon Street,
Denver, CO, 80021.
The purpose of the meeting will be to elect a new candidate to
represent Denver House District 4 in the November 2016 State House
election.
All members of the Vacancy Committee are urged to attend this
important election.
Out of respect for the restaurant management, we ask that no
recording devices, including cameras and audio, be present and in
use during this election. We thank you in advance for adhering to this
policy.
When arriving, please ask for the House District 4 meeting, and you
will be directed to the proper room.
Thank you for your service to our country and Party.
Submitted July 11, 2016

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Sue Moore
Joel Albin; Ballot Access
Jerry Koerber; Christopher O. Murray; Jefferson Thomas; Redacted
Higgins nomination & acceptance forms
Friday, July 15, 2016 8:49:00 PM
Benjamin Higgins Nomination & Acceptance forms 7-15-16.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Joel;

Attached are the notarized forms for the Ben Higgins/HD4 nomination & acceptance. Please
confirm receipt of these and let me know if you require the original copies.
Have a great weekend.

Redacted

Redacted

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Sue Moore
Joel Albin; Jerry Koerber; Jefferson Thomas; Christopher O. Murray
Benjamin Higgins nomination & designation forms for state house district 4
Friday, July 15, 2016 6:45:44 PM
ATT00001.txt
ATT00002.txt
ATT00003.txt
ATT00004.txt
ATT00005.txt
ATT00006.txt
ATT00007.txt

Will send scanned images shortly.

Sue Moore

Chairman
Denver Republican Party
303.349.6185
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."

From:
To:

Subject:
Date:
Importance:

HD4 Co-Captain Jerry


"Sue Moore"; Redacted
; "Gavin Halligan"; "Redacted
"Murray, Christopher O."; Redacted

"; "Shelbi Lewark";

Joel Albin
IMPORTANT! OFFICIAL CALL - VACANCY MEETING FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 4 STATE REPRESENTATIVE - PLEASE
RSVP NOW!
Monday, July 11, 2016 7:38:00 PM
High

All House District 4 Vacancy Committee Members:


We have an important Vacancy Committee meeting this coming Friday, July 15. Sorry for the short
notice, the State Statutes dont give us much time to get this done Willie Pinkston, our nominee
from the County Convention has resigned his nomination. It is now up to our Committee to elect a
new nominee for the position of State House Representative, to represent House District 4, running
against Democrat Dan Pabon. I have reserved a place for all of our members for this very important
election!
Please RSVP to me, and let me know that you can attend. WE NEED MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF
THE COMMITTEE PRESENT, TO MEET THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELECTION TO BE
VALID. BOTH CANDIDATES WILL BE PRESENT TO ASK FOR YOUR VOTE!
The meeting will take place at Paxia Restaurant, 4001 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80021 at 6:00 p.m. this
coming Friday, July 15th. The establishment has a full bar and menu, with separate checks for those
who would like to dine or drink. The estimated time of the meeting would be about thirty minutes,
but youre welcome to stay and enjoy the food and fellowship of your fellow committee members,
during and after this important meeting.
PLEASE RSVP TO ME AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU CAN ATTEND!
For Liberty,
Jerry Koerber
House District Co-Captain: Denver HD4
(303) 819-2513

OFFICIAL CALL TO ELECT A NOMINEE FOR THE POSITION OF DENVER


STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE: HOUSE DISTRICT 4
The duly elected members of the Denver County GOP House District 4
Vacancy Committee are hereby called to meet this Friday, July 15,
2016, at 6:00 p.m.
This meeting will convene at Paxia Restaurant, 4001 Tejon Street,
Denver, CO, 80021.
The purpose of the meeting will be to elect a new candidate to
represent Denver House District 4 in the November 2016 State House
election.
All members of the Vacancy Committee are urged to attend this
important election.

Out of respect for the restaurant management, we ask that no


recording devices, including cameras and audio, be present and in
use during this election. We thank you in advance for adhering to this
policy.
When arriving, please ask for the House District 4 meeting, and you
will be directed to the proper room.
Thank you for your service to our country and Party.
Submitted July 11, 2016

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Joel Albin
"Murray, Christopher O."; Redacted
RE: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal
Friday, July 08, 2016 3:09:11 PM
AssemblyVacancyDesignation.pdf
AssemblyVacancyCandidateAcceptance.pdf

"; Redacted

Republican Party Officials,


Our office is stamping in Mr. Pinkstons withdrawal form as being received today, July 8. Per 1-41002(9), the vacancy committee has seven days (July 15) to choose a replacement candidate and
submit the attached documents to our office.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Joel Albin
Ballot Access Manager
Elections Division
Colorado State Department
303-894-2200 x6317
From: Willie Pinkston [Redacted
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 5:39 PM
To: Public Elections <Public.Elections@SOS.STATE.CO.US>; Public CPFhelp
<Public.CPFhelp@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Murray, Christopher O. Redacted
>; HD4 Jerry Koerber <Redacted
>;
Redacted
Sue Moore
>
Subject: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal

See attached. Should I hand deliver the hard copy or drop it in the mail?
Thank you,
Willie Pinkston
Cell 720.252.2529
Office 720.316.1920
www.podiumbenefits.com

Office Use Only:

Nomination by Vacancy Committee


Vacancy in Assembly Designation/Nomination
Complete, sign, and return this form to the Colorado Secretary of State. Please type or print legibly.

Office & District


Office

District

Vacancy Committee Information


Name of Political Party
Name of Vacancy Committee Chairman
Name & type of vacancy committee (District/County/etc.)
Date of vacancy committee meeting
Vacancy is a result of the following:
(attach additional pages if necessary)

Candidate Information
The candidate below has been nominated to be placed on the

Primary OR

General Election Ballot

Date of Election
Name of Candidate
Residence Address
Street Address

Apt/Unit

City

State

CO

Zip Code

County of Registration

Signature
Vacancy Committee Chairman Affirmation
By signing below I acknowledge that as the vacancy committee chairman I have the authority to file this nomination on behalf of the committee to
nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy stated above. The nominated candidate is qualified to run for the designated office and all statements
contained herein are to the best of my knowledge true and correct.
______________________________________________
Signature of Vacancy Committee Chairperson

STATE OF COLORADO

)
) ss.

COUNTY OF ___________________

__________________
Date of Signing

[seal]

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ________ day of _______________________, 20_____ by ____________________________________________________ .
Day

Month

Year

Printed name of vacancy Committee Chairperson Above

Signature (and Title) of Notary / Official Administering Oath ____________________________________________________________________________________


My Commission Expires: ___________________

Colorado Secretary of State


1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80290
Phone: (303) 894-2200
Fax: (303) 869-4861
Email: ballot.access@sos.state.co.us

Print Form

SOS Revised July 8, 2015


C.R.S. 1-4-1002

Office Use Only:

Nomination by Vacancy Committee


Candidate Acceptance of Designation/Nomination
Complete, sign, and return this form to the Colorado Secretary of State. Please type or print legibly.

Office Information
This is an Acceptance of Designation/Nomination for:
Title of Office

District

Qualifications for Office *(You must list the specific qualifications for this office)

Candidate Information
Name exactly as it will appear on the official ballot
Residence & Mailing Address
Apt/Unit

Residence Street Address


City

State

CO

Zip Code
Apt/Unit

Mailing Street Address


State

City

Zip Code

Telephone & E-mail Address


Business Phone #

Extension

Residence Phone #

E-mail Address

Voter Registration Information


Year of Birth

County of Registration

Party Affiliation

Date of Affiliation

Signature
Applicant's Affirmation
I hereby accept the designation/nomination and solemnly affirm that I meet all qualifications for the office prescribed by law. Furthermore, the
information provided on this form is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct.
[seal]
______________________________________________
Signature of Candidate

STATE OF COLORADO

)
) ss.

COUNTY OF ___________________

__________________
Date of Signing

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ________ day of _______________________, 20_____ by ____________________________________________________ .
Day

Month

Year

Printed name of Candidate Above

Signature (and Title) of Notary / Official Administering Oath ____________________________________________________________________________________


My Commission Expires: ___________________
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80290
Phone: (303) 894-2200
Fax: (303) 869-4861
Email: ballot.access@sos.state.co.us

Print Form
SOS Revised July 8, 2015

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Cathy Hill on behalf of Public CPFhelp


"Willie Pinkston"
RE: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal
Friday, July 08, 2016 9:17:11 AM

Dear Mr. Pinkston:


Thank you for the filing. It will be processed in the order it was received. Keep in mind this doesnt
terminate your candidate account. In order to terminate your candidate account, please log into
your TRACER account, click on the tab, Administration, located at the top right hand corner, then
click on Terminate.
However, before you terminate, you may wish to file the past due reports for 5-2-16, 5-16-16, 5-3116, 6-13-16, and 6-27-16. You may use the action Nothing to Report if there were no expenditures
during this time period. If there were expenditures, there will be a $50 a day penalty.
This correspondence will be scanned into the TRACER account. If you need further assistance, please
contact a campaign finance team member at 303-894-2200, press 3, then 1. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Campaign Finance Support
Elections Division
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80290
Tel: 303-894-2200 (push number 3 then 1)
Fax: 303-869-4861
Email: CPFHelp@sos.state.co.us
Web: www.sos.state.co.us
TRACER: https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov
Please note: The information contained in this e-mail and any attachments hereto is meant to
provide only limited guidance regarding the interpretation of Colorado campaign finance laws
and regulations. Nothing in this message shall be considered legal advice. The Colorado Secretary
of State's office cannot provide legal advice. If you need legal counsel, please consult an attorney.
From: Willie Pinkston [mailto:Redacted
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 5:39 PM
To: Public Elections ; Public CPFhelp
Cc: Murray, Christopher O. ; HD4 Jerry Koerber ; Sue Moore
Subject: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal

See attached. Should I hand deliver the hard copy or drop it in the mail?
Thank you,
Willie Pinkston
Cell 720.252.2529
Office 720.316.1920
www.podiumbenefits.com

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Public Elections
Ballot Access
Joel Albin
FW: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal
Friday, July 08, 2016 8:41:06 AM
HD4 letter of withdrawal William Pinkston.pdf

Steven Ward
Colorado Department of State
Elections Division
303-894-2200 x6318
steven.ward@sos.state.co.us

From: Willie Pinkston [mailtoRedacted


]
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 5:39 PM
To: Public Elections ; Public CPFhelp
Cc: Murray, Christopher O. ; HD4 Jerry Koerber ; Sue Moore
Subject: SoS - HD4 letter of withdrawal

See attached. Should I hand deliver the hard copy or drop it in the mail?
Thank you,
Willie Pinkston
Cell 720.252.2529
Office 720.316.1920
www.podiumbenefits.com

Redacted

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Steven Ward
"Sue Moore"
RE: Republican HD4 Bylaws
Friday, June 03, 2016 4:20:27 PM

Sue,
My records indicate that we do not have bylaws on file for HD4. They were not needed or required
because the vacancy committee roster was provided to us.
I cannot answer your questions about the state partys bylaws. That is a legal question that should be
resolved by contacting the state party.
Thank you,
Steven Ward
Colorado Department of State
Elections Division
303-894-2200 x6318
steven.ward@sos.state.co.us

From: Sue Moore [mailto:Redacted


Sent: Friday, June 03, 2016 3:28 PM
To: Steven Ward
Subject: Republican HD4 Bylaws

Steven;
Can you tell me if you have bylaws on file for HD4? If not, is it your understanding the the
state partys default bylaws are in force?
Thanks,
Sue Moore

Chairman
Denver Republican Party
303.349.6185
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Sue Moore
Steven Ward
Republican HD4 Bylaws
Friday, June 03, 2016 3:27:43 PM

Steven;
Can you tell me if you have bylaws on file for HD4? If not, is it your understanding the the
state partys default bylaws are in force?
Thanks,
Sue Moore

Chairman
Denver Republican Party
303.349.6185
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Benjamin Schler
Lynn Bartels
Re: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:19:29 PM

Never mind I found the story.


Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:43 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:

Please check a Colorado Statesman story from last Friday by Ernest Luning. He
explains the scenario of how The Bachelor would get on the ballot.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:10 PM, Siegel, Benjamin R. Redacted
wrote:
Thank you.
From: Benjamin Schler [mailto:Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Christopher Johnson
Cc: Lynn Bartels; Siegel, Benjamin R.
Subject: RE: ABC News // filing deadline question

Hi Ben,
I looked Mr. Higgins up in our statewide voter registration database. He
has been affiliated with the Republican Party since 2014. As a member of
a party (as opposed to being unaffiliated), he would have had to either be
nominated at his partys assembly in March, or turn in a candidate
petition, which would have been due to our office on April 4.
Because Mr. Higgins missed these deadlines, he is not eligible to run for
House District 4 this year.
I hope that helps.
Regards,
Ben Schler
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290
p: 303-894-2200 x 6342
f: 303-869-4861
From: Christopher Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:15 AM
To: Benjamin Schler <Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US>

>

Cc: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>


Subject: FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and
filing deadline? Would you mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a
run for the Colorado statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Benjamin Schler
Lynn Bartels
Re: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:12:06 PM

I'm confused about how he'd get on the ballot, but I don't have a subscription to statesman so
I'll let the reporter figure it out.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:43 PM, Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:

Please check a Colorado Statesman story from last Friday by Ernest Luning. He
explains the scenario of how The Bachelor would get on the ballot.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:10 PM, Siegel, Benjamin R. <Redacted
wrote:
Thank you.
From: Benjamin Schler [mailto:Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Christopher Johnson
Cc: Lynn Bartels; Siegel, Benjamin R.
Subject: RE: ABC News // filing deadline question

Hi Ben,
I looked Mr. Higgins up in our statewide voter registration database. He
has been affiliated with the Republican Party since 2014. As a member of
a party (as opposed to being unaffiliated), he would have had to either be
nominated at his partys assembly in March, or turn in a candidate
petition, which would have been due to our office on April 4.
Because Mr. Higgins missed these deadlines, he is not eligible to run for
House District 4 this year.
I hope that helps.
Regards,
Ben Schler
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290
p: 303-894-2200 x 6342
f: 303-869-4861
From: Christopher Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:15 AM

To: Benjamin Schler <Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US>


Cc: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and
filing deadline? Would you mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a
run for the Colorado statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Siegel, Benjamin R.
Benjamin Schler; Christopher Johnson
Re: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 5:43:08 PM

Please check a Colorado Statesman story from last Friday by Ernest Luning. He explains the
scenario of how The Bachelor would get on the ballot.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 5:10 PM, Siegel, Benjamin R. <Redacted

> wrote:

Thank you.
From: Benjamin Schler [mailto:Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Christopher Johnson
Cc: Lynn Bartels; Siegel, Benjamin R.
Subject: RE: ABC News // filing deadline question

Hi Ben,
I looked Mr. Higgins up in our statewide voter registration database. He has been
affiliated with the Republican Party since 2014. As a member of a party (as opposed to
being unaffiliated), he would have had to either be nominated at his partys assembly
in March, or turn in a candidate petition, which would have been due to our office on
April 4.
Because Mr. Higgins missed these deadlines, he is not eligible to run for House District
4 this year.
I hope that helps.
Regards,
Ben Schler
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290
p: 303-894-2200 x 6342
f: 303-869-4861
From: Christopher Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:15 AM
To: Benjamin Schler <Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline?
Would you mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,

-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the
Colorado statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Siegel, Benjamin R.
Benjamin Schler; Christopher Johnson
Lynn Bartels
RE: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 4:10:25 PM

Thank you.
From: Benjamin Schler [mailto:Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Christopher Johnson
Cc: Lynn Bartels; Siegel, Benjamin R.
Subject: RE: ABC News // filing deadline question

Hi Ben,
I looked Mr. Higgins up in our statewide voter registration database. He has been affiliated with the
Republican Party since 2014. As a member of a party (as opposed to being unaffiliated), he would
have had to either be nominated at his partys assembly in March, or turn in a candidate petition,
which would have been due to our office on April 4.
Because Mr. Higgins missed these deadlines, he is not eligible to run for House District 4 this year.
I hope that helps.
Regards,
Ben Schler
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290
p: 303-894-2200 x 6342
f: 303-869-4861
From: Christopher Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:15 AM
To: Benjamin Schler <Benjamin.Schler@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Cc: Lynn Bartels <Lynn.Bartels@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline? Would you
mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>

Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question


Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the Colorado
statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

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Benjamin Schler
Christopher Johnson
Lynn Bartels; "Redacted
RE: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 4:08:37 PM

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Hi Ben,
I looked Mr. Higgins up in our statewide voter registration database. He has been affiliated with the
Republican Party since 2014. As a member of a party (as opposed to being unaffiliated), he would have
had to either be nominated at his partys assembly in March, or turn in a candidate petition, which would
have been due to our office on April 4.
Because Mr. Higgins missed these deadlines, he is not eligible to run for House District 4 this year.
I hope that helps.
Regards,
Ben Schler
Colorado Department of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290
p: 303-894-2200 x 6342
f: 303-869-4861
From: Christopher Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:15 AM
To: Benjamin Schler
Cc: Lynn Bartels
Subject: FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline? Would you
mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the Colorado
statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!

Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

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To:
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Date:

Lynn Bartels
Christopher Johnson
Re: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 1:10:42 PM

The statesman had the story. Sorry didn't read the whole message before.
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 2, 2016, at 12:14 PM, Christopher Johnson
<Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline?
Would you mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the
Colorado statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

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To:
Subject:
Date:

Lynn Bartels
Christopher Johnson
Re: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:29:53 AM

I have no idea what he means. Is that one of the presidential candidates. Do I have a new
flight.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 2, 2016, at 12:14 PM, Christopher Johnson
<Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US> wrote:
Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline?
Would you mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailto:Redacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson <Christopher.Johnson@SOS.STATE.CO.US>
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the
Colorado statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Christopher Johnson
Benjamin Schler
Lynn Bartels
FW: ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:14:53 AM

Hi Ben,
Ben Siegel from ABC News, just emailed me regarding Ben Higgins and filing deadline? Would you
mind elaborating on this for Ben?
Thanks,
-Chris
Christopher Johnson
Executive Assistant
Department of State/Office of the Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver CO 80290
303.894.2200 x6113
christopher.johnson@sos.state.co.us
From: Siegel, Benjamin R. [mailtoRedacted
]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:12 AM
To: Christopher Johnson
Subject: ABC News // filing deadline question
Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the Colorado
statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Siegel, Benjamin R.
Christopher Johnson
ABC News // filing deadline question
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:11:41 AM

Hi Chris
Hope this finds you well.
Weve seen some reports that Bachelor star Ben Higgins is considering a run for the Colorado
statehouse is District 4.
When is the filing deadline for state races this year?
Thanks!
Ben Siegel
ABC News | Capitol Hill
O: 202-222-7721
C: 202-740-1653
Twitter: @benyc