Former City Councilor Bernie Herpin.
will challenge Senate President John Morse
in the September 10 recall election.
Secretary of State Scott Gessler
has found that Herpin has the required number of valid signatures to be placed on the ballot. Herpin, a Republican, will be the only challenger to Morse, a Democrat. Morse was targeted by special interest groups for recall after he supported gun control measures.
Gessler deems Herpin successor candidate petition sufficient
Denver, Colorado – Today Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced that Bernie Herpin collected enough valid signatures qualifying him for the September 10 recall election in Senate District 11 in El Paso County.
On July 29, 2013, Herpin submitted 1,683 petition signatures to the Secretary of State. The office immediately initiated a line-by-line review of the signatures. Herpin needed to gather 1,000 signatures from eligible Republicans registered within the district. Following the review, Herpin collected a total of 1,411 valid signatures.
Under Colorado law, any eligible elector can file a protest with the district court within five days to challenge the validity of the petitions.