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Don Coram Will Replace Ellen Roberts in Colorado State Senate

Greg O'Beirne

Don Coram, who represents Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel and Montrose counties in the Colorado House of Representatives, is set to become a state senator.

The Cortez Journal reports that Coram, a Republican from Montrose, was chosen Saturday to replace the Sixth District’s Ellen Roberts, who is retiring. A GOP committee that met at the Dolores Community Center picked Coram over another politician from Montrose, County Commissioner David White, by a vote of 87 to 24. Coram will fill out Roberts’ term, which ends in 2018, and then will be eligible to run again. A businessman from Montrose, Marcus Catlin, was chosen to fill the House seat being vacated by Coram.

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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