Coram coasts to easy House win


Montrose Republican Don Coram coasted to an easy win in the House District 58 race over Democrat Tammy Theis. The district’s newly redrawn boundaries now include all of Montezuma and Dolores counties.

Coram won the race with close to 62 percent of the vote — 21,281 votes to 11,094 for Theis.

The district also includes all of Montrose County.

In Montezuma County, Coram earned nearly 60 percent of the vote while Theis got 35.2 percent.

Montrose County voted overwhelmingly for Coram, who is a Montrose native. He received 62.8 percent of the votes to Theis’ 31.2 percent, according to unofficial results provided by the Montrose County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

“I expected results to be about what they are,” Coram told the Montrose Press newspaper Tuesday night. “I want to thank everyone who supported me. I’m looking forward to going back to Denver and working for my district.”

In the race for District 59, which included parts of Montezuma County in the past, Democrat Mike McLachlan edged past incumbent Republican J. Paul Brown 21,030 votes to 20,262.

La Plata County, home to both candidates, went for McLachlan 14,725 to 12,771 votes.