Democrat Karl Hanlon of Carbondale is making another run for political office, this time against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District seat.

The Wyoming native who also serves as a lawyer for the city of Glenwood Springs has some experience in elected office, although he’s never been elected.

He was appointed to the Roaring Fork School District for a two-year term, but when he stood for election to the seat, he was soundly defeated in 2015 by a New Yorker.

He even lost in Glenwood Springs, where his opponent took 59 percent of the vote.
In Aspen, where he is a board member of Aspen Public Radio, he lost by 64 percent.

We had trouble finding any actual accomplishments Hanlon managed during those two years on the board, which is probably why the voters in his own region didn’t want him.

Hanlon joins two other Democrats looking for a job running for the nomination: State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs; and Chris Kennedy of Grand Junction.