Castriotta, incumbents lead in early returns from Broomfield

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Incumbent Broomfield Mayor Guyleen Castriotta is narrowly in the lead in the mayoral race against opponent Kimberly Groom, current Ward 5 councilwoman, after the first round of election results were reported for the city and county of Broomfield.

Polling booths and ballot drop-off locations closed at 7 p.m., and the first results were posted at 7:09 p.m.

Castriotta has received 52% of the votes, while Groom has received 48%, data shows.

Each of Broomfield’s five Wards have two candidates running for an open seat. In the Ward 1 race, candidate James Marsh-Holschen is in the early lead with 57% of the votes against opponent Chriss Hammerschmidt, who has received 43%.

In Ward 2, Austin Ward is leading with 56% of the votes against opponent Brent Hultman, who has 44%.

In Ward 3, current councilmember Deven Shaff, who’s running for reelection, is in the lead with 55% of the votes. Opponent Brian Peotter has received 45%.

In Ward 4, candidate Bruce Leslie has received 54% of the votes, while opponent Mindy Quiachon has received 46%.

In Ward 5, current councilmember Todd Cohen is in the lead with 53% of the votes, and opponent Grayson Hofferber has received 47%.

There are 52,716 active voters in Broomfield, and as of 7:09 p.m. 21,441 ballots have been cast.