by Anthony Lane
Though Tom Mowle is for now the only Democrat planning a bid for county-wide office (he's running for clerk and recorder), the party did better on Saturday at attracting candidates to run for legislative posts.
Notably, Jan Tanner, a member of the D-11 school board, will be the party's nominee in House District 16, which is now represented by state Rep. Larry Liston.
Tanner, who only decided to enter the race last week, says she considers the district covering portions of central and northern Colorado Springs "very winnable."
Here's the full list of candidates who were nominated at Saturday's assembly, including incumbents:
El Paso County Clerk & Recorder — Tom Mowle
House District 15 — Marcus Cimino
House District 16 — Jan Tanner
House District 17 — State Rep. Dennis Apuan
House District 18 — Pete Lee
Senate District 9 — Nicholas Werle
Senate District 11 — State Sen. John Morse
County Commissioner District 1 — Steve Kjonaas
County Commissioner District 5 — State Rep. Michael Merrifield