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While it’s a county commissioner district centered on Thornton and not Aurora, voters who live in Aurora still need to pay attention to Adams County Commissioner District 1. The county is home to several key Aurora developments.

BY BRANDON JOHANSSON, staff writer

While it’s a county commissioner district centered on Thornton and not Aurora, voters who live in Aurora still need to pay attention to Adams County Commissioner District 1. The races pits incumbent Democrat Eva Henry against Republican Alexander “Skinny” Winkler. Henry is a familiar face to local voters, having won her first term as a commissioner four years ago after previously serving on Thornton City Council. 

After years of scandal plagued the commission, county voters restructured the board four years ago. Now, instead of three commissioners, there are five. And every county voter gets to cast a ballot in each race, regardless of where they live. While only about 50,000 people live on the Aurora side of Adams County — which includes everything north of East Colfax Avenue — the county is home to several key Aurora developments. Those projects include the Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center, the Anschutz Medical Campus and the oft-delayed Veterans Affairs Hospital adjacent to Anschutz.

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