The Green Papers: Colorado 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary : Tuesday 28 June 2022
General Election : Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Monday 4 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Minor Parties .
Friday 22 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in .
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
Thursday 14 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Unaffiliated candidate nomination petition .
Thursday 21 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,782,171 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:5,044,930 (1.63% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Denver
 

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Colorado State and Local Government


Unaffiliated voters can participate in the primary without choosing to be a member of a particular party. If a person votes both the Republican and Democratic ballot, neither one will count.

Ballot qualified parties in Colorado are: Approval Voting, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Unity.

Candidates may obtain ballot access by gathering petition signatures or by receiving the support of at least 30% of the delegates at their party's assembly.


Election Calendars from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Election Petition Candidates from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Candidate List from the Colorado Secretary of State.

28 June 2022 Primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

2022 General Election Candidates with approved petition formats from the Colorado Secretary of State.

2022 General Election Candidates Who Filed Write-in Affidavits from the Colorado Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  John W. Hickenlooper
Previously served as Colorado Governor, first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Ken Salazar on 21 January 2009 after entering upon his duties as Secretary of the Interior; appointed 21 January 2009 and sworn 22 January 2009. First elected: 2010, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (6, 4 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
FEC S0CO00211; 30 Jun 22; Tot $13,010,453; Dsb $5,475,690
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Matthew "Joe" O'Dea
Qualified by petition

FEC S2CO00241; 30 Jun 22; Tot $3,540,269; Dsb $2,698,281
  Candidate Libertarian     former Newport Beach Planning Commissioner Brian Scott "Scott" Peotter
  Candidate Approval Voting     Frank Fisher Atwood
FEC S2CO00308
  Candidate Unity     Tijani R. "T.J." Cole
  Candidate Veterans Party of America     Derek Micheal Minnich
FEC S4CO00460
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tom Harvey
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Robert Messman
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Joanne Rock
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     John Carleton Rutledge
 4 April 2019: Senator Michael F. Bennet announced he has prostate cancer. The prognosis is good.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (6, 3 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
  Candidate Republican     University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin Ruskusky
for Lieutenant Governor: Michele Poague
  Candidate American Constitution     Danielle Neuschwanger
for Lieutenant Governor: Darryl Gibbs
  Candidate Approval Voting     Bill Stevens
for Lieutenant Governor: Jan Kok
  Candidate Unity     Paul Noel Fiorino
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Sirianni
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Laurie Clark
for Lieutenant Governor: Elijah Hatch
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Zachary Varon
for Lieutenant Governor: Sean Hoyt
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Paul Willmon
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathren May

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (3 Renominated, 1 Open);
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
5 April 2022: Secured ballot access at the state Convention.

FEC H6CO01141; 30 Jun 22; Tot $907,077; Dsb $699,762
  Candidate Republican     Jennifer Qualteri
FEC H2CO01215
  Candidate Libertarian     John Kittleson
  Candidate Conservative     Scott Christian Bailey
FEC H2CO01207
  Candidate Unity     Dom Waters
Democratic Petition Insufficient: 2 March 2022.

FEC H2CO01173; 30 Jun 22; Tot $4,123; Dsb $3,907
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Iris Rhiannon Aurora Boswell
FEC H2CO01223

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,790,550; Dsb $939,615
  Candidate Republican     Marshall Dawson
FEC H2CO02205; 30 Jun 22; Tot $25,496; Dsb $9,980
  Candidate Colorado Center Party     Stephen Andrew "Steve" Yurash
FEC H2CO02197; 30 Jun 22; Tot $5,000; Dsb $7,837
  Candidate Unity     Tim Wolf

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Aspen City Council Member Adam Frisch
FEC H2CO03351; 30 Jun 22; Tot $2,645,799; Dsb $2,075,277
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
FEC H0CO03165; 30 Jun 22; Tot $5,384,349; Dsb $3,476,101
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Kristin Elise Skowronski
FEC H2CO03310; 31 Mar 22; Tot $5,000; Dsb $4,954
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Richard "Turtle" Tetu
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Martha Zimmerman

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Ian "Ike" McCorkle
FEC H0CO04197; 30 Jun 22; Tot $171,874; Dsb $129,716
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,173,879; Dsb $921,418
  Candidate American Constitution     Ryan James McGonigal
FEC H2CO02171

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Santiago David "David" Goenaga-Torres
aka David Torres

FEC H2CO05141; 30 Jun 22; Tot $8,479; Dsb $4,711
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
Qualified for the primary ballot by petition.

FEC H6CO05159; 30 Jun 22; Tot $401,798; Dsb $509,190
  Candidate Libertarian     Brian Flanagan
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Matthew "Matt" Feigenbaum
FEC H2CO05232

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jason Crow
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,985,129; Dsb $1,182,815
  Candidate Republican     Steven Edward Monahan
FEC H2CO06214; 30 Jun 22; Tot $79,066; Dsb $26,385
  Candidate Libertarian     Eric Mulder
FEC H2CO06180; 30 Jun 22; Tot $3,123; Dsb $2,288

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 10 January 2022: "After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for reelection...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Brittany Louise Pettersen
5 April 2022: Secured ballot access at the state Convention.

FEC H8CO07045; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,315,477; Dsb $399,358
  Candidate Republican     Erik Aadland
14 March 2022: Insufficient petition signatures.
21 March 2022: Erik Aadland has filed a lawsuit in district court claiming that the Secretary of State threw out valid signatures.
Secured ballot access with 63% of the delegate vote at the state Convention.

FEC H2CO07170; 30 Jun 22; Tot $534,954; Dsb $486,423
  Candidate Libertarian     Ross Klopf
  Candidate Unity     Critter Milton
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     JP Lujan

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
 
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Yadira Caraveo
5 April 2022: Secured ballot access with 71% of the delegate vote at the state Convention.

FEC H2CO08020; 30 Jun 22; Tot $1,158,309; Dsb $450,417
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Barbara "Barb" Kirkmeyer
FEC H2CO08079; 30 Jun 22; Tot $397,605; Dsb $333,110
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Ward
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Timothy Louis "Tim" Long
FEC H2CO08145; 30 Jun 22; Tot $5,869; Dsb $2,428

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
  Candidate Republican     former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson
Qualified by petition
  Candidate Libertarian     Bennett Rutledge
  Candidate American Constitution     Amanda Campbell
  Candidate Approval Voting     Jeff Orrok
  Candidate Unity     Gary Swing

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Lang Sias
  Candidate Libertarian     Anthony Delgado
  Candidate Approval Voting     Dan Doyle

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
  Candidate Republican     John Kellner
  Candidate Libertarian     William "Bill" Robinson
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Stanley Charles Thorne
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 3 candidates
  Approval Voting: 4 candidates
  Colorado Center Party: 1 candidate
  Conservative: 1 candidate
  Freedom
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity: 6 candidates
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent
  Other
  Unaffiliated: 13 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 15 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Colorado Secretary of State
  Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center
  Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Colorado General Assembly
Democratic
  Colorado Democratic Party
Republican
  Colorado Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Colorado
  American Constitution Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution Party
  Colorado Center Party
  Colorado Right to Life
  Justice Party of Colorado
  Libertarian Party of Colorado
  The Green Party of Colorado
  The Unity Party of Colorado
  Unity Party of Colorado
Media & others
  Aspen Daily News
  Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
  BizWest - Boulder
  Colorado Daily - Boulder
  Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com
  Colorado Politics, News and Inside Information
  Criag Daily Press
  Delta County Independent
  Denver Post
  Glenwood Springs Post Independent
  Greeley Tribune
  Gunnison Country Times
  Haxtun-Fleming Herald
  Lamar Daily News
  Mineral County Miner
  Monte Vista Journal
  Montrose Daily Press
  Pine River Times - Bayfield
  Politics1.com - Colorado
  Pueblo Chieftain
  Rifle Citizen Telegram
  Rio Blanco Herald Times
  Rocky Mountain News - Denver
  Summit Daily News - Frisco
  The Aspen Times
  The Canyon Courier - Evergreen
  The Colorado Independent - Denver
  The Coloradoan - Fort Collins
  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  The Durango Herald
  The Fort Morgan Times
  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
  The Herald Democrat - Leadville
  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
  The Mountain Mail - Salida
  The Mountain-Ear - Nederland
  Times-Call - Longmont
  Vail Daily

 


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