Julie Cozad announces re-election bid for Board of Weld County Commissioners District 2 seat – Colorado News

Julie Cozad announces re-election bid for Board of Weld County Commissioners District 2 seat – Colorado News

Julie Cozad has announced her intention to run for re-election to the Board of Weld County Commissioners.

The chairwoman of the board, Cozad has represented District 2 since running unopposed in November 2014.

District 2 encompasses a large swath of central Weld County, including Johnstown and Milliken, where Cozad lives. Cozad will be up for re-election November 2018.

“It has been an honor to represent District 2 for the last three years,” Cozad said in a news release. “I have worked diligently, kept my promises and have the energy to continue serving the citizens of Weld County.”

Cozad, 59, is the first candidate to announce for the November 2018 commissioners races, which include Cozad’s District 2 seat, as well as commissioner Steve Moreno’s at-large seat.

There is some indication Cozad, a Republican, will have a Republican challenger in 2018, having drawn the ire of some in her district for a variety of reasons, including her vote to allow a Martin Marietta Materials concrete and asphalt plant to locate near an outlying Johnstown neighborhood.

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Neighbors there are engaged in a protracted legal battle with the county, with an appeal case ongoing.

For Cozad, transportation has been one of the largest priorities, and she said it continues to be important.

In her release, Cozad touts her work on the Freedom Parkway (Weld County Road 54/37th Street in Evans), Colo. 66 and Highway 34 coalitions.

“A comprehensive transportation system, great paying jobs and a healthy economy continue to be a priority,” Cozad said.

Cozad points to her monthly coffee meetings with constituents, monthly office hours at the…

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