Official Election Results

Susan Pye, Pete Barrett, and Dave Lawful have each been elected to serve one, four-year term on the South Suburban Board of Directors. They will join current board members Scott LaBrash and Jim Taylor.

Scott LaBrash is term-limited, and will retire from the Board in May 2020. Jim Taylor will end his current term in May 2020.Taylor previously served as a board member from 1986 - 2000, before term limits were established.

Board members John Ostermiller, Mike Anderson and Pam Eller are term-limited, and will retire from the Board this month.

Official results are:

Jerry Bakke: 511
*Pete Barrett: 841
Charlie Blosten: 658
Michael G. Kohut: 108
*Dave Lawful: 794
Jeff Monroe: 290
Dan Purse:  146
*Susan Pye:  1,220
Tom Wood:  620

Election results were certified by the Board of Canvassers on May 17, 2018. For more information about the election, call 303.798.5131.

Election Ballot Notice

You can fold your mail ballot like a letter

Absentee Ballot Voter Instructions

Follow the voting instructions shown on your ballot. You must sign and date the voter affidavit on the return ballot. 

You may return your voted ballot by US mail to the address printed on the Return Envelope.  Don't forget to affix adequate postage. OR, you may hand deliver your ballot to one of the District's drop off boxes:

Through Election Day, 7 pm:  Administration Building, 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Hours: 7 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday.

From April 12 through Election Day, 7 pm:

Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton

Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial

South Suburban Golf Course Clubhouse, 7900 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial

The Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree 

All absentee ballots must be voted and returned to the District Designated Election Official by 7 pm on Election Day, in order to be counted. 

District Regular Election

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 

Basic Information

The next regular election of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District is on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. It will be a polling place election, with the option of obtaining an absentee ballot. Three board positions will be filled.

South Suburban Park and Recreation District is holding a special coordinated election, working with the Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson county clerks.

I didn't receive my ballot. What should I do?
This is a polling place election on May 8. If you requested an absentee ballot please contact the District at 303.483.7011, or send an email to

Polling Places and Ballot Drop Off Locations

On May 8, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Locations include:

Buck Recreation Center (2004 W. Powers Ave.)

Goodson Recreation Center (6315 S. University Blvd.)

The Lone Tree Hub (8827 Lone Tree Pkwy.)

South Suburban Golf Course (7900 S. Colorado Blvd.)

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Important Information

Applications for absentee ballots for the May 8 election were accepted through 5 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

The deadline for requesting absentee ballots has now passed.

Meet the Candidates

Candidates bios are listed in alphabetical order exactly as we received them, unedited.

Election News

Read blog post: Nine candidates vie for three seats on South Suburban Board of Directors.

Read local media article: A Look at all Candidates

Candidate Forums

Two candidate forums took place:
Saturday, April 21, 1-3 pm
Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Room 7
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

Thursday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
South Metro Denver Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Dr., Ste. 342
Whipplewood Conference Room
Moderated by John Brackney, former president and CEO of the Chamber.
Hosted by the South Metro Denver Chamber