Here is an overview of the races:
District 1 is Archuleta County. Bob Formwalt is a former Archuleta County commissioner, banker and rancher. He has a degree in business administration from Fort Lewis College. His opponent, Kirsten Skeehan, owns a Pagosa Springs bakery and is chairwoman of the Archuleta County Housing Authority. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has a masterís degree in business administration from George Washington University.
District 2 is southern and western La Plata County. Jerry McCaw, a rancher in Ignacio, is the current president of the LPEA bard of directors. He attended both FLC and Colorado State University and has a degree in civil engineering. Baizel, the challenger, is an environmental lawyer and rancher who generates a third of his energy from wind turbines and solar panels.
District 3 is Durango, where Bobby Lieb is being challenged by Britt Bassett. Lieb is former executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the La Plata Economic Development Action Partnership. He has a bachelorís degree in international marketing from Arizona State University.
Bassett has a masterís degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona. He is a partner in Solar Seminars, which provides design and construction management for solar systems.
District 4 is northern and eastern La Plata County. Herb Brodsky, the incumbent, is a business consultant with a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a masterís degree in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of Engineering. Heather Erb has a bachelorís from Clark University and is former president of the Durango Association of Realtors. Ann McCoy Harold, former publisher of the Pine River Times, also is running for the seat.