THE GAZETTE: Colorado Fraternal Order of Police backs independent candidate for House District 18 race

By Conrad Swanson, The Gazette

Colorado’s chapter of the largest law enforcement organization in the country is standing behind the unaffiliated candidate vying for the state’s House District 18 seat.

Stephen Schulz, president of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, announced this week the organization’s endorsement of Maile Foster, one of the five state House and Senate candidates backed by Unite Colorado and Unite America, nonprofits formally known as the Centrist Project.

Foster is facing Democrat Marc Snyder and Republican Mary Elizabeth Fabian, who was selected last month by El Paso County GOP officials after the original nominee dropped out, citing health problems. The winner in November’s election will replace Colorado Springs Democrat Pete Lee, who is running for an open state Senate seat.

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