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Ballot Question Will Ask Whether to Increase District Attorney's Term Limits

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Austin Cope
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Twenty-second Judicial District Attorney Will Furse has succeeded in getting a question on the November ballot asking voters to extend the DA’s term limit from two to three four-year terms. On Monday, Furse told the Montezuma County commissioners that their counterparts in Dolores County, which is part of the 22nd Judicial District, had voted unanimously to put the question to voters. Commissioners Keenan Ertel and James Lambert then voted to do the same. Furse, whose second term will be up in 2020, said he has “every intention” of seeking a third term if the question passes. The clerk, assessor, and treasurer already are allowed three terms.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.