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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Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B, watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed.
Jessie Danielson addresses supporters at the 2018 Jeffco Dems Election Night Celebration.

Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

It was a ballot packed with amendments, special questions, a governor race and house and state senate races, but now election results are beginning to trickle in. Republicans may not be celebrating …

West Metro Fire wins big on ballot issue 7C

Voters appear to have approved a ballot question from the West Metro Fire Protection District Board of Directors to “de-Gallagherize,” 68.45 percent to 31.55 percent as of 7:14 p.m., Nov. …
Tammy Story addresses supporters at the 2018 Jeffco Dems Elections Night Celebration. photo by Joseph Rios

Story takes Senate District 16 race

Tammy Story, a mother of two from Conifer, has spent 20 years as a public education advocate, supporting Jeffco Public Schools. Story, a Democrat, leads the way in the Senate District 16 race over …

Democrats take majority of Jefferson County offices

Races for Jefferson County offices are neck-and-neck, with only a couple of percentage points separating the candidates, as of 7 p.m. Nov. 6. In the race for clerk and recorder, incumbent Faye …
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