Merrifield to announce re-election run Jan. 31

       District 18 State Representative Michael Merrifield will announce his candidacy for reelection at a reception at Poor Richards Restaurant at 10 a.m. January 31.
       Merrifield, a Democrat, was elected in 2001. His district includes the Westside.
       At 1 p.m. the same day, Merrifield will hold a town hall meeting at the Shared Learning Center behind Manitou Springs High School, 415 El Monte Place, to report on what has been happening in the Legislature to this point and to hear questions and concerns from citizens.
       One of Merrifield's two community outreach offices is on the Westside, at 1024 1/2 West Colorado Ave.