A snapshot of several Capitol races in Douglas County in November

Douglas County voters will decide in November who will represent them in the state Capitol. Four seats in the House of Representatives and one seat in the Senate are up for election.

The primary elections in June saw a tight race for all of the district’s seats.

In the 39th House District, which includes part of western Douglas County including Roxborough Park, incumbent Republican Representative Brandi Bradley is running against Democrat Eric Brody.

It’s a rematch. Bradley was first elected in 2022, defeating Brody with 58% of the vote. Bradley has introduced five bills, most of them on health-related issues, such as updating regulations for physical therapists.

Bradley has also made headlines for using her social media to argue with Democrats in the House. Colorado Politics reported that Bradley said Democrats were protecting pedophiles by not voting for a bill she introduced that would increase penalties for people convicted of certain crimes against children. Bradley told Colorado Politics she uses social media to amplify Republican messages, which she says is not being picked up in the media.

At least one Democrat who was called out by Bradley in the posts, Rep. Jenny Willford, said she was threatened and harassed because of the posts.

Brody, who lives in Castle Pines, works for the nonprofit Transcendent Politics Foundation and previously served as a legislative staffer in Congress.

In Highlands Ranch District 43, Democratic Rep. Bob Marshall is running against Republican Matt Burcham. Republicans hope to recapture the seat from Marshall, who was elected in 2022 and is the first Democrat to hold the seat in decades.

Marshall has passed seven bills dealing with taxes and veterans’ issues. He also sued House members for allegedly violating Colorado’s open meetings law by holding private meetings to discuss official business. The case was settled in September 2023, and lawmakers agreed not to take formal action in closed sessions with a quorum of members.

Burcham, a first-time candidate, served as a local polling place and precinct manager for the Republican Party.

In the 44th House District, which includes Parker, incumbent Republican Anthony Hartsook is running against Democrat Alyssa Nilemo.

Hartsook, who was elected in 2022, has introduced eight bills on a variety of topics, including one requiring insurance for recreational prosthetics and one limiting connection fees for construction projects.

Nilemo is a first-time candidate who works for the Auraria Higher Education Center and as the executive director of the Asian Chamber Foundation of Colorado.

There are two new candidates in the race in Castle Rock’s 45th district: Republican Max Brooks and Democrat Chad Cox.

Brooks currently serves on the Castle Rock City Council and previously served on the city’s Planning Commission. Cox is a nurse and Navy veteran and has lived in Castle Rock since 2012.

Republican Lisa Frizell, who represented the 45th House District, is running for the Senate’s 2nd District against Democrat Jennifer Brady.

Frizell was elected in 2022 and has passed 13 bills, mostly related to taxes and housing.

Brady is a first-time candidate and does not yet have a campaign website.

Douglas County’s House and Senate districts favor Republicans, according to 2021 data from the state’s Redistricting Commission.