Voters shun term-limits, TABOR
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee will have the opportunity to seek a fourth term after his current term as sheriff ends in 2014, as voters in Delta County voted Tuesday to lift the term limitations on the office.
Voters who supported the ballot measure accounted for 73 percent, or 11,025 votes, as opposed to 27 percent, or 3,986, who voted to maintain the three-term limit on the office, according to results tabulated late Tuesday night.
Delta County voters also showed their support for lifting the term limitations on the office of coroner, passing a ballot measure 81 percent (12,109) to 19 percent (2,852) to end the three-term limit currently in place. Delta County Coroner Kevin Lucy is serving his first elected term in the office, which also expires in 2014.
A third ballot question facing Delta County voters asked them if they prefer circumventing the limitations of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, specifically with regard to impact fees collected on new development in the county.
Voters supported the “de-Brucing” measure — named after the author of the constitutional legislation, Douglas Bruce — by a margin of 18 percent points. According to results late Tuesday night, Delta County voters decided to exempt their impact fees from TABOR, 59 percent to 41 percent. The vote margin was 8,581 to 6,051.