Broomfield mayor bows out of treasurer’s race

Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced Friday 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, who represented the 4th Congressional District.

As it stands now, Markey now will face Treasurer Walker Stapleton in next year’s general election.

Markey has raised more than 14 times what Quinn has, collecting nearly $100,000 since entering the race in June. In entering the race about the same time, Quinn raised about $7,000.

Walker, meanwhile, has about $300,000 in his re-election war chest.

“I am extremely proud of Broomfield’s accomplishments these past six years,” Quinn said in a statement. “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 term limited as mayor of Broomfield and cannot run again, said he will continue to work on transportation issues, protection of the state’s remaining open spaces, proper regulation of oil and gas companies and constitutional reform at the state level.


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