Newell, Kerber debate jobs and more jobs

Republican challenger Dave Kerber makes a point as his opponent, state Sen. Linda Newell, listens. The candidates debated Oct. 4 at the Englewood Civic Center. The two are vying to represent the reconfigured District 26, which includes Littleton, Englewood, Greenwood Village and Sheridan, among other areas. Photo by Peter Jones

Candidates vying for District 26 Senate seat

By Peter Jones

Jobs and the economy were the main engines of discussion at a debate on Oct. 4 between the candidates in state Senate District 26. Like many political discussions, the question of whether Colorado is heading in the right direction was a recurring theme between the two hopefuls.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Linda Newell sounded the more optimistic tone, noting the successes

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