ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – More than a month since the general election, Republican John Kellner is expected to win the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office after a mandatory recount. Kellner has 1,400 more votes than his challenger, Amy Padden.
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While Kellner announced his victory on social media Saturday night, Padden conceded the race according to her campaign.
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It’s finally official! The recount is complete across all 4 counties and I’ll be taking the oath of office as the next DA of the 18th Judicial District on Jan 12. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!
— John Kellner (@JohnKellnerCO) December 5, 2020
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The 18th Judicial District covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties.