Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the …
Election 2018

Colorado voter guide: Get to know the 2018 state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …
Statewide Races
State Office
Stapleton
Election 2018

Walker Stapleton, candidate for governor

Party: Republican
City of residence: Greenwood Village
Profession: Treasurer of Colorado
Campaign website: stapletonforcolorado.com
Polis
Election 2018

Jared Polis, candidate for governor

Party: Democratic
City of residence: Boulder
Profession: Entrepreneur, member of Congress
Campaign website: polisforcolorado.com
Brauchler
Election 2018

Q&A with George Brauchler, candidate for state attorney general

Party: Republican
Town of residence: Parker
Profession: District attorney for the 18th Judicial District
Campaign website: george2018.com
Weiser
Election 2018

Q&A with Phil Weiser, candidate for state attorney general

Party: Democratic
City of residence: Denver
Profession: Professor of law, and dean emeritus, University of Colorado Law School
Campaign website: philforcolorado.com
Griswold

Jena Griswold, candidate for Colorado secretary of state

Party: Democrat City of residence: Louisville Profession: Small-business owner, voter-protection attorney Campaign website: jenaforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? It's …
Williams

Wayne Williams, candidate for Colorado secretary of state

Party: Republican
City of residence: Colorado Springs
Profession: Current secretary of state
Campaign website: winwithwayne.org
Watson
Election 2018

Brian Watson, candidate for state treasurer

Party: Republican
City of residence: Denver
Profession: Commercial real estate
Campaign website: brianwatson.vote
Young
Election 2018

Dave Young, candidate for state treasurer

Party: Democratic
City of residence: Greeley
Profession: Educator, representative for state House District 50
Campaign website: daveyoungforcolorado.com
Montera

Ken Montera, candidate for CU regent, at-large

Party: Republican
City or town of residence: Colorado Springs
Profession: Retired corporate executive
Campaign website: MonteraForCURegent.com
Smith

Lesley Smith, candidate for CU regent, at-large

Party: Democratic
City or town of residence: Boulder
Profession: Scientist, educator
Campaign website: www.LesleyforCU.org
Congressional Candidates
DeGette

Diana DeGette, candidate for Congressional District 1

(Incumbent) Party: Democratic
Profession: Member of Congress
City of residence: Denver
Campaign website: degette.com
Stockham

Casper Stockham, candidate for Congressional District 1

Party: Republican
Profession: Entrepreneur, sales
City of residence: Aurora
Campaign website: casperforcolorado.com
Coffman
Election 2018

Mike Coffman, candidate for Congressional District 6

(Incumbent)
Party: Republican
Profession: Member of Congress
City of residence: Aurora
Campaign website: coffmanforcongress.com
Crow
Election 2018

Jason Crow, candidate for Congressional District 6

Party: Democratic
Profession: Attorney
City of residence: Aurora
Campaign website: jasoncrowforcongress.com
Perlmutter

Ed Perlmutter , candidate for Congressional District 7

Incumbent Party: Democratic
City or area of residence: Arvada
Profession: Attorney
Campaign Website: www.perlmutterforcolorado.com
Barrington

Mark Barrington, candidate for Congressional District 7

Party: Republican
City of residence: Lakewood
Profession: Small business owner
Campaign Website: www.barringtonforcolorado.com
McCormick

Karen McCormick, candidate for 4th Congressional District

Party: Democratic
Profession: Veterinarian and small business owner
City or town of residence: Longmont
Campaign website: www.mccormickforcongress.org
Election News by County
Adams County
Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams makes a point at a press conference in support of Proposition 110, an issue on the Nov. 6 ballot that would increase sales taxes to pay for transportation projects. Broomfield City Councilor Kevin Kreeger, center, and Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison are behind Williams.

Metro North cities tout transportation sales tax

Representatives from four Metro North cities spoke out in favor of a proposed sales tax for transportation measure on November’s statewide ballot. “There is a lot of need for it, and this will …
Arapahoe County
Littleton voters will decide this fall whether they want to become full-fledged members of South Metro Fire Rescue, or simply contract for service. Either way, Littleton Fire Rescue will be dissolved.

A look at the details of Littleton's fire-inclusion plan

Littleton voters will decide this fall whether to include the city within the boundaries of South Metro Fire Rescue, among the more significant decisions the city's voters have faced in recent years. …
Douglas County
Wayne Blazek, facilities planning manager at Douglas County School District, holds an outdated manual in a boiler room at Ponderosa High School in Parker. A bond would help address the school’s heating and cooling systems.

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …
Jefferson County
Students at Vivian Elementary in 2016 work on learning how to use sign language to perform “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated musical, “Aladdin.”

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all …

Election 2018 Voters Guide

Colorado Community Media's annual voters guide contains the latest election news from statewide races, to regional and state legislature races and county contests for Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties.

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Coloradans voted in a party primary election that ended June 30, 2020.

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …
Election judges at the Denver Elections Division receive, prepare, and process ballots on June 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. There are fewer judges working in the normally filled rooms to maintain physical distancing, and voting stations are cleaned continuously as a precaution due to COVID-19.

PRIMARY 2020 | Turnout highest ever for non-presidential primary election in Colorado

Secretary of State Jena Griswold deemed Tuesday’s election turnout the largest for a non-presidential primary in Colorado’s history, with more than 1.57 million people casting ballots, …
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

PRIMARY 2020 | Hickenlooper to take on Republican Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, voters decided in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary.
The Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

PRIMARY 2020 | Takeaways: A good election for Democratic legislative hopefuls could signal a wave in November

Some takeaways from Primary 2020 for the Colorado General Assembly: Incumbents did very well, assuming the incumbent was running for the same seat they held before. That applies in the state …
David Ortiz.

PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive victory for Ortiz in Democratic race for House District 38

By a nearly 2-1 margin, Democrat David Ortiz defeated fellow Democrat Candice Ferguson in the party primary election that ended June 30, so he'll represent his party against incumbent Republican …
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