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 …
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

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

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 What makes you the best choice for this office? I am the only candidate …
Watson
Election 2018

Brian Watson, candidate for state treasurer

Party: Republican City of residence: Denver Profession: Commercial real estate Campaign website: brianwatson.vote What makes you the best choice for this office? My core principles are built around …
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 What makes you the best choice for this …
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 Why are you seeking this office? I was the first in my …
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 Why are you seeking this office? CU faces big challenges — public funding …
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 How would choosing you for this office improve the lives of …
Barrington

Mark Barrington, candidate for Congressional District 7

Party: Republican City of residence: Lakewood Profession: Small business owner Campaign Website: www.barringtonforcolorado.com How would choosing you for this office improve the lives of residents of …
McCormick

Karen McCormick, candidate for 4th Congressional District

How would choosing you for this office improve the lives of residents of the district? Our large and diverse district needs a problem-solver, not a politician, and solving problems starts with …
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
If approved, the $33 million mill levy override will focus on the needs of teachers and students.

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override …

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.

More stories

Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their …
CD6 incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, left, and challenger Jason Crow, right.
Election 2018

Congressional District 6 candidates get combative at forum

With less than three weeks left before Election Day, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Jason Crow went for the political jugular at a forum that saw attacks on credibility as much as …
Newton Middle School Principal James O’Tremba stands beside an electric wheelchair lift that traverses a four-stair rise, which he said can take eight to 10 minutes to utilize. Newton is one of the schools that would see a rebuild offering better disabilities access if voters approve Littleton Public Schools’ nearly $300 million bond issue this fall.

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student …
Candidates for governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton.
Election 2018

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, …
Lopez

Joan Lopez, candidate for Arapahoe County clerk and recorder

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Aurora Profession: Bookkeeper, motor vehicle/drivers license specialist Campaign Website: joanlopez4countyclerk.com Why are you seeking office? I have …
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