Earning 64 percent of the votes, Democrat Jessie Ulibarri is the new representative for Senate District 21.
He beat out his opponent Republican Francine Bigelow, who earned 36 percent of the votes.
“I’m feeling very excited about my results, but also the results up and down the Democratic ticket,” he said. “
During his campaign, Ulibarri said the major concern voiced to him by his constituents was job growth in the district. Ulibarri said his No. 1 priority will be economic opportunities in Adams County. He is also invested in providing affordable health care for residents.
“Making health care available and affordable for people facing difficult health issues or tragedies without them having to go broke is also a priority,” he said.
Ulibarri said now that the election is over, the real work begins. He is looking forward to being fully committed to his position and working for the people in Adams County.
Ulibarri’s opponent Bigelow said she worked hard her entire campaign hitting the streets knocking door to door. Although she did not win this campaign, she said she feels privileged to meet the people in her district and represent them in this race. Going forward she plans on continuing her work to minister to families with disabled children and the homeless.
“I care about the people in my district and just because I did not win the election doesn’t mean I will forget their names and retreat,” she said. “I will be out there still trying to care for the needs they have in the community.”