Merrifield to kick off campaign

       State Representative Michael Merrifield will announce his plans to seek reelection to his House District 18 seat at a campaign kickoff rally Saturday, Feb. 18 at Thunder and Buttons, 2415 W. Colorado Ave.
       The event will begin at noon.
       Merrifield, a two-term Democrat, is chair of the House Education Committee.
       District 18 includes the older Westside, as well as Manitou Springs and the downtown area.
       Other scheduled speakers at the kickoff event are Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon, 2004 U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Miles and Colorado Springs City Council member Richard Skorman.

From a press release