The Green Papers: Colorado 2021 General Election
 
Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ Colorado
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
 

  Alabama    Alaska    American Samoa    Arizona    Arkansas    California    Colorado    Connecticut    Delaware    District of Columbia    Florida    Georgia    Guam    Hawaii    Idaho    Illinois    Indiana    Iowa    Kansas    Kentucky    Louisiana    Maine    Maryland    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Mississippi    Missouri    Montana    Nebraska    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    New Mexico    New York    North Carolina    North Dakota    Northern Marianas    Ohio    Oklahoma    Oregon    Pennsylvania    Puerto Rico    Rhode Island    South Carolina    South Dakota    Tennessee    Texas    Utah    Vermont    Virgin Islands    Virginia    Washington    West Virginia    Wisconsin    Wyoming 

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 (11)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
FEC S0CO00211; 30 Sep 21; Tot $5,040,200; Dsb $2,062,753
  Candidate Democratic     Karen Breslin
FEC S2CO00191
  Candidate Republican     Erik Aadland
FEC S2CO00175; 30 Sep 21; Tot $185,555; Dsb $103,203
  Candidate Republican     Eli Bremer
FEC S2CO00209; 30 Sep 21; Tot $253,838; Dsb $44,472
  Candidate Republican     former Fort Collins City Council Member Gino Campana
FEC S2CO00225
  Candidate Republican     Deborah Flora
FEC S2CO00258
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Ron Hanks
FEC S2CO00233
  Candidate Republican     Juli Henry
FEC S2CO00159
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Matthew "Joe" O'Dea
FEC S2CO00241
  Candidate Republican     Peter Yu
FEC S2CO00167 or S2CO00183

FEC S2CO00183; 30 Sep 21; Tot $131,810; Dsb $18,102
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Aaron David Treviño
FEC S2CO00217
 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 (5)
  Candidate Republican     Laurie Clark
  Candidate Republican     University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
  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 (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 30 Sep 21; Tot $326,262; Dsb $244,383
  Candidate Democratic     Neal Walia
FEC H2CO01199; 30 Sep 21; Tot $100,637; Dsb $34,275
  Candidate Democratic     Dom Waters
FEC H2CO01173; 30 Sep 21; Tot $2,752; Dsb $2,752

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, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 30 Sep 21; Tot $954,650; Dsb $345,870
  Candidate Write-in     Ryan James McGonigal
House 2 or 4.

FEC H2CO02171

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 (14) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Colin "Cole" Buerger
FEC H2CO03302; 30 Sep 21; Tot $54,092; Dsb $35,050
  Candidate Democratic     Debora Lynn "Debby" Burnett
FEC H2CO03278; 30 Sep 21; Tot $118,828; Dsb $63,116
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kerry Donovan
FEC H2CO03211; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,915,092; Dsb $1,301,366
  Candidate Democratic     Susan Lynn Martinez
FEC H2CO03252
  Candidate Democratic     Jack O'Neill
FEC H2CO03294
  Candidate Democratic     Kellie Rhodes
FEC H2CO03286; 30 Sep 21; Tot $11,453; Dsb $9,416
  Candidate Democratic     Root Routledge
FEC H8CO03234; 30 Sep 21; Tot $370; Dsb $500
  Candidate Democratic     Soledad "Sol" Sandoval Tafoya
aka Soledad Sandoval

FEC H2CO03245; 30 Sep 21; Tot $327,083; Dsb $278,118
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Donald Valdez
FEC H0CO03132; 30 Sep 21; Tot $230,521; Dsb $201,338
  Candidate Democratic     Colin Wilhelm
FEC H2CO03195; 30 Jun 21; Tot $87,517; Dsb $79,249
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lauren Boebert
FEC H0CO03165; 30 Sep 21; Tot $2,773,985; Dsb $1,402,134
  Candidate Republican     Marina Zimmerman
FEC H2CO03260
  Candidate Independent     Joseph Anthony "Joey" Camp
aka Joey yourdaddyjoey.com, FEC H2CO03229

FEC H0CO01169
  Candidate Independent     Kristin Elise Skowronski
FEC H2CO03310

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; 30 Sep 21; Tot $64,451; Dsb $55,609
  Candidate Democratic     Rome Vibe
FEC H2CO04110
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 30 Sep 21; Tot $535,676; Dsb $319,762

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 (9) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Christopher Colombe
FEC H2CO05190; 30 Sep 21; Tot $6,124; Dsb $1,000
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremy J. Dowell
FEC H2CO05158; 30 Sep 21; Tot $3,096; Dsb $2,018
  Candidate Democratic     Santiago David Goenaga-Torres
aka David Torres

FEC H2CO05141
  Candidate Republican     Rebecca Keltie
FEC H2CO05166; 30 Sep 21; Tot $5,265; Dsb $2,253
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 30 Sep 21; Tot $125,955; Dsb $105,454
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Mitchell
FEC H2CO05182; 30 Sep 21; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Unaffiliated     former Kiowa Town Council Member Alax Jones
FEC H2CO05174
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marcus Allen Murphy
FEC H8CO05171
  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 (6) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,018,657; Dsb $543,752
  Candidate Republican     Khaleb Ian Dammen
FEC H4CO06103
  Candidate Republican     Rebecca Gail "Breck" Leatherwood
FEC H2CO06164
  Candidate Republican     Glenn "Trip" Rickerson, III
FEC H2CO06172
  Candidate Libertarian     Eric Mulder
FEC H2CO06180; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,350; Dsb $1,226
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Andrew Forrest White
FEC H2CO06198

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; 30 Sep 21; Tot $385,538; Dsb $445,818
  Candidate Republican     Laurel Anne Imer
FEC H2CO07162; 30 Sep 21; Tot $35,983; Dsb $27,103

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 8  
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Yadira Caraveo
FEC H2CO08020; 30 Sep 21; Tot $107,526; Dsb $10,581
  Candidate Democratic     Adams County Commissioner  Chares "Chaz" Tedesco
FEC H2CO08038
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Alexander Gonzalez
H0CO06135 or H2CO08046

FEC H0CO06135
  Candidate Republican     Giulianna "Jewels" Gray
FEC H2CO08012; 30 Sep 21; Tot $14,610; Dsb $11,757

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, 26 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 24 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: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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 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

 


  2021 General Election Home  
 
2021 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Alphabetically with Filing Deadlines  
  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  iCalendar Feed Subscriptions  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
....
General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically  
....
Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
....
  Governors     Senate     House  
....
  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
....
  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
....
  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
....
  2021 Partisan Composition by State  
....
  Political Parties  
....
  Senate Electoral Classes  
....
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
....
History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
....
  (downloads)