Quinn withdraws from Colorado Treasurer’s race

Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced today that he is withdrawing from the race for Colorado Treasurer.

In a short press release, Quinn provided no reasons as to why he was leaving the primary race against Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey. As it stands now, Markey now will face Treasurer Walker Stapleton in next year’s general election.

“I enjoyed touring Colorado during these past five months.  We are blessed with a beautiful state and from Craig to Springfield. Coloradans share the same concerns:  jobs, transportation, protecting our great open spaces and making sure we have the proper level of regulations for our mining and oil and gas industries” Quinn said in a statement. “I am extremely proud of Broomfield’s accomplishments these past six years.  We survived the recession, we made significant capital improvements to our roads, cobbled together funding for the U.S. 36 multi-modal improvements currently under construction and reduced Broomfield’s debt by $84 million or 24 percent.”

Quinn, who is the term limited as mayor of Broomfield, said he will continue to work on transportation issues, protection of our remaining open spaces, proper regulation of our oil and gas companies and constitutional reform at the state level.

Quinn said he plans to continue as a board member of the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, has been recently nominated to serve on the board of U.S. 36 Commuting Solutions, a nonprofit organization advocating for transportation issues in the northwest Denver metro area, and is the chief financial officer for Loja Group LLC. 


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