Ratzlaff leads in RG Commissioner race


Unofficial primary election results for the 2022 midterm election were released by Rio Grande County on Tuesday. In the race between Republican candidates John Noffsker and Tyler Ratzlaff for Rio Grande County Commissioner District 2, Ratzlaff was leading with 1,405 votes. Noffsker received 609 votes. No person ran as a Democrat.

Incumbent Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder Republican Cindy Hill won unopposed with 1,814 votes. Rio Grande County Incumbent Assessor Republican JJ Mondragon won unopposed with 1,764 votes and incumbent Rio Grande County Coroner Republican Stephen Hunzeker won unopposed with 1,747 votes. New candidate for Rio Grande County Sheriff Republican Anne M. Robinson won unopposed with 1,745 votes.

Saguache County

Unofficial state primary election results for the 2022 midterm election. There were no contested races for any of the county seats — Commissioner District 3 Democrat Liz Maron (584 votes) was unopposed will face Republican Jeff Phillips (593) in November; Republican Trish Gilbert (643) will be the Clerk and Recorder; Republican Regina Schwartz (606) will be the Treasurer; Republican Peter Peterson (571) will be the Assessor; Republican Dan Warwick (595) will be the Sheriff; and Democrat Tom Perrin (631) will be the Coroner.

Conejos County

Unofficial state primary election results for the 2022 midterm election. There were no contested races for any of the county seats. Running unopposed were Commissioner District 2 - Republican Mitchell Jarvies (974 votes); Democrat Clerk and Recorder – Nathan Ruybal (974); Assessor – Democrat Naomi Martinez-Keys (864); Sheriff – Democrat Martin Maez (760) will face incumbent Republican Garth Crowther (957); Surveyor – Republican Martin Reynolds (964); Coroner – Republican Richard A. Martin (945).

Costilla County

Unofficial state primary election results for the 2022 midterm election. There were only two contested county races — Commissioner District 2 Democrat and County Treasurer Democrat.

In the Treasurer election, Michael Ray Vigil led with 460 votes, followed by Benita Martinez with 335 and Rebecca Becky Romero with 199.

In the District 2 Commissioner election, Lorraine A. Lorrie Quintana was leading with 429 votes, followed by Fernando A. Martinez with 341 votes, and Jake Mondragon with 225 votes.

Winning unopposed were Clerk and Recorder Democrat Najondine T. Placek (822); Assessor Democrat Thomas Aragon (739); Sheriff Democrat Danny R. Sanchez (760); and Coroner Democrat Gary Roy Vigil (819).

Mineral County

Unofficial results for their 2022 primary election. Incumbent Mineral County Commissioner Democrat Scott Lamb won unopposed with 135 votes cast for District 1. Incumbent Mineral County Clerk and Recorder Republican Eryn K. Winter won unopposed with 270 votes.

Mineral County Assessor candidate Democrat Stasha Birdsey received 131 votes and will face incumbent Republican Libby Lamb (239 votes) in the November runoff. Both were unopposed to represent their party.

New candidate for Mineral County Treasurer Republican Amy Wetherill won unopposed with 255 votes and incumbent Coroner Democrat Jimmy K. Adelman won unopposed with 139 votes.

In the Mineral County Sheriff election, incumbent Democrat Fred Hosselkus (112) will face newcomer Republican Terry Wetherill (244) in November. Both ran unopposed to represent their party.


As for the State of Colorado Democratic ticket, Governor Jared Polis ran with no opposition and received 450,487. Polis will run against Republican winner Heidi Ganahl in November.

Senator Michael Bennet also ran unopposed in the Democratic party and received 444,873 votes, as well as Secretary of State Jena Griswold who received 439,203 votes and ran unopposed as did Treasurer Dave Young, Attorney General Phil Weiser, State of Colorado Board of Education Member Kathy Plomer and District 62 Colorado State representative Mathew Martinez.

For the State of Colorado Republican ticket, for US Senator Republican Joe O’Dea received 310,430 and will run against Bennet, for the 118th US Congressional District 3 seat, Republican Lauren Boebert received 80,363 votes and defeated Republican Don Coram.

Republicans Tina Peters, Mike O’Donnell and Pam Anderson ran against each other for the Secretary of State position and Anderson won the ticket with 242,249 votes. Anderson will run against Democratic party Jena Griswold in November.

Carol Riggenbach, who received 4,559 votes for District 62 State Representative, was leading Ryan G. Williams, who received 2,878 votes.