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Ellen Roberts Will Step Down From Colorado State Senate

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Colorado Sen. Ellen Roberts (R--Durango) speaks during a hearing in 2011

Colorado State Senator Ellen Roberts, who represents eight counties including Montezuma and La Plata, is resigning at the end of the year.

Roberts, a Republican from Durango, is in the middle of her second four-year term. In a letter in the Pagosa Sun, Roberts said the time has come for her to move on and she is looking forward to spending more time with family. A Republican committee will choose her replacement. 58th District Representative Don Coram of Montrose is reported to be a leading prospect.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal, and was the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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