Election 2022 results: DiTullio declares victory in Jefferson County treasurer race

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Voting returns have democrat candidate Jerry DiTullio leading republican candidate Faye Griffin in the Jefferson County treasurer race, according to the fourth round of unofficial results, which were released around 4 p.m. on Nov. 9. DiTullio declared victory over Griffin at 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 8.  

As of 4 p.m., 93% of ballots have been counted. DiTullio  had received 149,091 votes, while Griffin had received 118,072 votes.  Local election officials have said that a final count isn't expected until Nov. 9 or later. 

"I feel awesome about the results," DiTullio said. "I'm pleased Jefferson County voters decided to hire me for four more years. I think they're pleased with my accesiblity, engagement and transparency with their tax dollars."

DiTullio said his three priorities for his second term are to expand a property tax exemption for disabled veterans, make that property tax exemption carry over for seniors who downsize, and create a floating assessed value to qualify for property tax exemption. 

Griffin could not be reached for comment. 

"I'm looking forward to serving Jeffco for another four years," DiTullio said. "I can't seen how we can lose."

DiTullio is seeking a second term as treasurer after being elected to the office in 2018. A Denver native, DiTullio and his family have lived in Wheat Ridge for 30 years.

He was elected to the Wheat Ridge city council in 1995, where he served until 2005, at which time he was elected mayor. He served in that office until 2013 and then was again elected to city council to a two-year term before being elected City Treasurer in 2015. He served in that office until he was elected County Treasurer in 2018.

He has pledged to serve the full four-year term if re-elected.

DiTullio oversaw the distribution of CARES Act funding and other COVID relief grants to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He supported House Bill 20-1421 and Senate Bill 21-279, which offered flexibility on property tax payments amid the pandemic.

Griffin is a Golden native and a graduate of Golden High School. Prior to her political career, she served in the Jefferson County Clerk’s office for 24 years.

She was elected Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder in 1998 and served in that office from 1999 to 2007. She was then elected county treasurer and served in that capacity from 2007 to 2009.

Griffin was elected District 1 Jefferson County Commissioner in 2008 and served two terms in that office from 2009 to 2015. She was then elected to a second term as County Clerk and Recorder and served in that office again from 2015 to 2018.

She said that if elected, her priorities are to revise the treasurer’s office hours to be more accessible to the public.

As election results come in, this story will be updated.

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

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