The Green Papers: Colorado 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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.


Colorado gained 1 U.S. House seat in the 2020 Census and will elect 8 Representatives in 2022.

 
           

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 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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
FEC S0CO00211; 31 Mar 21; Tot $1,222,513; Dsb $539,348
  Candidate Republican     Juli Henry
FEC S2CO00159
  Candidate Republican     Peter Yu
FEC S2CO00167
 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

  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.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     Laurie Clark
  Candidate Republican     Commerce City Mayor  Benjamin Huseman
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Peter J. Carr

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

  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 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 31 Mar 21; Tot $84,058; Dsb $88,902
  Candidate Democratic     Dom Waters
FEC H2CO01173

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 31 Mar 21; Tot $402,423; Dsb $83,894

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (12) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Debora Lynn "Debby" Burnett
FEC H2CO03278
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kerry Donovan
FEC H2CO03211; 31 Mar 21; Tot $643,596; Dsb $281,052
  Candidate Democratic     Naziha Karima In'am Hadil
FEC H2CO03237
  Candidate Democratic     Susan Lynn Martinez
FEC H2CO03252
  Candidate Democratic     Kellie Rhodes
FEC H2CO03286
  Candidate Democratic     Root Routledge
FEC H8CO03234; 31 Mar 21; Tot $0; Dsb $166
  Candidate Democratic     Soledad "Sol" Sandoval Tafoya
aka Soledad Sandoval

FEC H2CO03245; 31 Mar 21; Tot $45,526; Dsb $25,239
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Donald Valdez
FEC H0CO03132; 31 Mar 21; Tot $67,150; Dsb $22,878
  Candidate Democratic     Colin Wilhelm
FEC H2CO03195; 31 Mar 21; Tot $14,369; Dsb $26,477
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
FEC H0CO03165; 31 Mar 21; Tot $846,156; Dsb $378,691
  Candidate Republican     Marina Zimmerman
FEC H2CO03260
  Candidate Independent     Joseph Anthony "Joey" Camp
aka Joey yourdaddyjoey.com, FEC H2CO03229

FEC H0CO01169

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Ian "Ike" McCorkle
FEC H0CO04197; 31 Mar 21; Tot $17,903; Dsb $9,233
  Candidate Democratic     Rome Vibe
FEC H2CO04110
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 31 Mar 21; Tot $150,399; Dsb $66,311

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (6) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremy J. Dowell
FEC H2CO05158
  Candidate Democratic     Santiago David Goenaga-Torres
aka David Torres

FEC H2CO05141
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 31 Mar 21; Tot $5,235; Dsb $32,803
  Candidate Unity     Rebecca Keltie
FEC H0CO05152
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marcus Murphy
FEC H8CO05171; 31 Mar 21; Tot $5,188; Dsb $175
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Ryan Casey Thompson
FEC H2CO05133

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Jason Crow
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 31 Mar 21; Tot $461,308; Dsb $251,101
  Candidate Republican     Rebecca Gail Leatherwood
FEC H2CO06164
  Candidate Republican     Glenn Rickerson, III
FEC H2CO06172

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kyle Alexander Faust
FEC H2CO07154
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 31 Mar 21; Tot $67,928; Dsb $114,786
  Candidate Republican     Laurel l Anne Imer
FEC H2CO07162

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 8  
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

  Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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, 20 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 12 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)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 3 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
Republican
  Colorado Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Colorado
  American Constitution Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution 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
  Carbondale Valley Journal
  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
  Snowmass Village Sun
  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 Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  The Denver Business Journal
  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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