Mike McLachlan

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Colorado House District 59 race draws big bucks, statewide attention

DENVER – The state House District 59 race between Democrat Barbara McLachlan and Republican J. Paul Brown could be the most contested and expensive legislative race in the state. More than $161,000...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Barbara McLachlan to run for statehouse

DENVER – Retired Durango teacher Barbara McLachlan will try to take House District 59 back for Democrats after her husband lost the seat last year. McLachlan filed paperwork Friday in an effort to...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McLachlan hit with campaign fines

DENVER – Former state Rep. Mike McLachlan of Durango was fined $2,660 recently for campaign finance violations dating back to last year’s failed re-election bid. The Democrat acknowledged the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McLachlan concedes state House race

The race for House District 59 is at last at a definitive close. After almost two weeks of praying, hoping and searching for more ballots, on Thursday, Democrat Mike McLachlan conceded to...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brown holding on to lead

As Wednesday’s deadline for ballot curing came and went, Mike McLachlan’s flickering chance of winning the 59th House District dimmed. According to Tiffany Parker, La Plata County clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brown loses ground in race

As of Monday, J. Paul Brown’s already narrow advantage over incumbent Mike McLachlan, D-Durango, shrank to a mere 206 votes. The new numbers – 17,006 ballots for McLachlan, versus 17,212 ballots...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mike McLachlan battles on

With control of the Colorado House of Representatives hanging in the balance, Democratic Mike McLachlan is still fighting to win House District 59. According to the Colorado secretary of state’s...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brown likely state House winner

It looks like Mike McLachlan lost his epic rematch with J. Paul Brown for House District 59. Final unofficial results from the Colorado secretary of state’s office show that with 34,115 votes...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Money drives 59th race to Election Day

The race for Colorado House District 59 may be the bitterest, hardest-fought in Colorado, as Democratic Rep. Mike McLachlan tries to defend his seat against J. Paul Brown, the Republican he...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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House 59 fundraising nears $1M

The fight for the 59th Colorado House District between Rep. Mike McLachlan, a Democrat, and former representative J. Paul Brown, a Republican, has become a million-dollar race. The most recent...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mailers flood race for House

DENVER – If you haven’t received any mailers for the House District 59 race in Southwest Colorado, then your postal address probably reads, “Lives under rock.” The stacks of campaign fliers...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Education divides House candidates

Sharp philosophical clashes about the role of government in education – and rare moments of good humor – recurred throughout the debate between Rep. Mike McLachlan and challenger J. Paul Brown...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News