Democratic challenger Karl Hanlon, who seeks U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s seat for the 3rd Congressional House District, is opening an office in Durango that will focus on voter education and mobilization for the June 26 primary.
It will be at 1911 Main Ave. in Durango, according to a news release from spokesman Max Doyle.
Hanlon has scheduled a grand opening of his Southwest Colorado office for May 9 at 5 p.m., followed by a volunteer training workshop at 6 p.m. A second volunteer training workshop will be held May 12 at 3 p.m.
All active Democratic and unaffiliated voters may vote for either the Democratic or Republican slate of candidates in the primary.
Hanlon, who grew up on a ranch near the Wyoming border, worked in state park law enforcement before getting his law degree with a focus on Western water policy. He has since had a practice in water and municipal law in Glenwood Springs.
The Durango office will coordinate with Democrats in Archuleta, Montezuma, San Juan and Dolores counties. Hanlon also has field coordinators in Pueblo, Mesa and La Plata counties.