Election 2022 results: Marlin wins Clear Creek Commissioners race

Olivia Jewell Love
Posted 11/8/22

George Marlin is leading Hunter Shriner in the Clear Creek County Commissioners race according to unofficial results at 7:10 p.m.

As of 7:15 p.m., Marlin leads the commissioners race.

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Election 2022 results: Marlin wins Clear Creek Commissioners race


Democrat George Marlin came out as winner over unaffiliated Hunter Shriner in the Clear Creek County Commissioners race, according to unofficial results on Nov. 9.

As of Nov 9., Marlin leads the commissioners race with 2,969 votes. Shriner trails Marlin with 1,936 votes. This is the final count released by the county for the evening, though the county will receive ballots from other counties and military and overseas voters for the next 8 days. 

George Marlin, born and raised in Idaho Springs, was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2018. Marlin was instrumental in hiring a public information officer for the county during his first term, as public knowledge of county affairs is one of his goals as a commissioner.

Marlin hopes in his next term to continue his work on affordable housing, securing broadband for different areas in the county and improving behavioral health programs. 

With his early lead, Marlin hopes the numbers continue to favor him. If he should pull out a win, he has plans for his next steps.

"The first order of business is to finish out my first term...so I'm going to wake up [tomorrow] and get to work," Marlin said. "I'll be excited to start my second term and keep working to solve the problems we face as a community."

Going into the night, Marlin had a strong lead over Shriner. 

Hunter Shriner currently lives in Beaver Brook Canyon, and is running to unseat Marlin as County Commissioner. Shriner aims to refocus local efforts on the core responsibilities of government that makes the county unique. Shriner is a proponent for personal responsibility, individual freedom and government accountability.

Shriner supports more parental input in curriculum planning for schools, and hopes to give more individual autonomy to businesses to make decisions around COVID and other health crises. 

Looking at the results, Shriner has not officially conceded but recognized the numbers are not in his favor. 

"I would say that the differential is insurmountable," Shriner said. "I'm proud of the campaign I led." 

Election results will be updated on election night, Nov. 8, and, as necessary, on Nov. 9 or later. Check back for the latest results.

***This story will be updated.***

Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Commissioners, Marlin, Shriner


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