Kellner declared winner after recount in 18th Judicial District Legal professional’s election

Kellner declared winner after recount in 18th Judicial District Attorney's election

Republican John Kellner is declared the final winner of the 18th judicial district attorney’s race after a mandatory recount.

Kellner, who ran against Democrat Amy Padden, announced the win on Twitter Saturday afternoon. Padden admitted by calling Kellner to congratulate him, their campaign said in a press release. Kellner will succeed District Attorney George Brauchler, who was unable to run for re-election due to term restrictions.

In her concession, Padden said the results had not been confirmed by the Colorado Secretary of State Office, but she anticipated a loss of approximately 1,425 votes. The race had been close enough that a mandatory recount was required.

The 18th judicial district includes the counties of Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln, and Elbert.

It’s finally official! The recount has been completed in all four districts and I will take the oath of office on January 12th as the next district attorney in the 18th district. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

– John Kellner (@JohnKellnerCO) December 5, 2020