Boulder's state House District 10 race now up to at six potential nominees

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Aug. 4—At least one other person has formally expressed interest in being nominated for the Democratic Colorado House District 10 seat.

Celeste Landry, who has long been active in local, state and national politics, has joined several others in officially seeking a nomination for the position left vacant when Rep. Edie Hooton announced she was withdrawing from the race.

In addition to working as a volunteer lobbyist at the statehouse, Landry has been a precinct captain with the Boulder County Democratic Party as well as a treasurer for the party and database manager for the Democratic Women of Boulder County.

The Boulder County Democratic Party also listed former University of Colorado regent Jim Martin as an interested candidate. In an email, Martin said he is interested but is waiting to find out more about the vacancy committee to officially decide whether he'll seek a nomination.

Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett, City Council member Junie Joseph, BVSD science teacher Tina Mueh and RTD Director Lynn Guissinger are the others who have formally expressed an interest in the position that ultimately will be filled by a Boulder County Democratic Party vacancy committee.

Outgoing Rep. Hooton has served almost three full two-year terms in the state Legislature after being elected in 2016. She said she made the decision to withdraw in large part because of the all-consuming nature of the job and her desire to spend more time with her family.

A vacancy committee with the Boulder County Democratic Party will select Hooton's replacement for the general election ballot. The replacement must be chosen by at least Sept. 2 and all ballot information must be delivered to the Secretary of State by Sept. 9.

The BoCo Dems plan to select the replacement candidate in a meeting on Aug. 15 that will be publicly streamed on the Boulder County Democratic Party's Facebook page. The organization intends to host a forum on Aug. 13.

The candidate selected later this month will face Republican nominee William DeOreo in the November general election.

Community members can ask questions at HD10@bocodems.org.