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Primary Election Guide

Primary Election Guide 2012

Primary Election Guide

Your handy key to the June 5 ballot

By Marisa Demarco
Who are the politicians determining where your tax money is invested, whether you’re charged with a felony or if a megaplex shopping center gets built in that field down the way? Better read up. And when you're in the voting booth on June 5, go to alibi.com on your smartphone to refresh your memory.

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Primary Election Guide 2012

Personalized Election Guide

Go to alibi.com/election2012 and enter your address to get a personalized election guide tailored to your voting precinct. Visit with your handheld electronic device and feast your eyes on our easy-to-scan Alibi.com mobile interface, perfect for your smartphone.

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Primary Election Guide 2012

United States Senator

Democrat candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Six years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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United States Senator

Republican candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Six years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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United States Representative

District 1, Democrat candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Two years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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Public Regulation Commission

District 1, Democrat candidates

Salary: $90,000/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Regulates utilities, telecommunications, transportation and insurance industries to ensure fair, reasonable rates

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District Attorney

District 2, Democrat candidates

Salary: $109,183/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Oversees the largest law firm in the state, with more than 300 employees and 100 attorneys. They prosecute more than 30,000 criminal cases each year.

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County Treasurer

Democrat candidates

Salary: $65,501/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Central banker for the county, responsible for property tax collections and investments. More than $1 billion flows through the office annually.

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County Commissioner

District 2, Democrat candidates

Salary: $29,569/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Responsible for the budget (more than $212 million this fiscal year), lawmaking, business regulation and zoning in unincorporated areas

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District 4, Republican candidates

Salary: $29,569/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Responsible for the budget (more than $212 million this fiscal year), lawmaking, business regulation and zoning in unincorporated areas

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What Do You Know About Wiener’s Wiener?

Not much.

By Marisa Demarco

We got the photo of Commissioner Michael Wiener posing with four Pinay women in a sex-cation destination in the Philippines. It crossed our desks a month before other media outlets shook a titillated-yet-morally outraged finger at it. If it bleedsor wears hot pantsit leads, right?

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Voter FAQ

Primary what?

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Vote on Tuesday, June 5!

If you're registered to vote, you can do it at any one of the 69 centers throughout the city. Pick the place that's easiest for you and show up between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. For updates and an interactive map, visit bernco.gov/clerk. You can also call the County Clerk's Office for additional information at 243-VOTE (8683).

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The Short Version

Alibi primary election endorsements

United States Senator

Democrat: Martin Heinrich

Republican: Heather Wilson

United States Representative (District 1)

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