In a race between two young employees with the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 28-year-old Carly Koppes took the primary vote Tuesday with 71 percent of the Republican votes cast in Weld.
Koppes, a deputy clerk, ran against 27-year-old Tony Trevino, a deputy clerk and outreach coordinator for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
“I’m pretty humbled, and I’m very thankful for all the support I have received,” Koppes said from a watch party at Old Chicago to thank her team. “Today has been pretty fantastic.”
Koppes, who lives in Greeley, has been a deputy clerk for the past 10 years and has worked in the Motor Vehicle, Recording and Elections departments of the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
She also served as the Weld County representative on the Colorado County Clerks Association’s election statutes review committee and has trained all of the elections judges since 2006.
Koppes during her campaign said she has a number of ideas to build on operations in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, including the creation of a business express area and a bolstered website presence.