Buck, Renfroe on ballot for Gardner House seat
BROOMFIELD — Republican delegates today placed State Sen Scott Renfroe and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck on the primary ballot to replace Rep. Cory Gardner, who is stepping down from his House seat in a highly conservative district to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen Mark Udall.
Renfroe and Buck will likely join two other Republicans on the June primary ballot in the Fourth Congressional District, which covers the eastern plains, the southeastern edge of the state and parts of Douglas County.
Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer and Steve Laffey, former Cranston, R.I., mayor, have gathered petitions to make the ballot.
Buck and Renfroe sought their spots on the ballot through the state Republican Party Assembly and garnered the minimum 30 percent of votes from the body needed to make the cut.