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Primary Filing Deadline (All Parties): April , 2018
Primary Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): April , 2018
General Election Filing Deadline (Independent Candidates): July , 2018
General Election Filing Deadline (Write-In): July , 2018
Primary: June 26, 2018
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Italics = Potential Candidate
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This page was last updated on January 12, 2018


[ John Hickenlooper (D)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Adam Garrity (D) - Cannabis Grower & Businessman
Noel Ginsburg (D) - Plastics Manufacturing Company CEO
Moses Carmen Humes (D) - Trans Rights Activist, '15 Mayor Candidate & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Mike Johnston (D) - Ex-State Sen., Businessman & Ex-High School Principal
Cary Kennedy (D) - Ex-State Treasurer & Denver CFO
Donna Lynne (D) - Lt. Governor & Ex-Health Care Executive
Jared Polis (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Board of Education Chair, Businessman & Philanthropist
Michael Schroeder (D)
Erik Underwood (D) - Businessman, Ex-Republican & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Steve Barlock (R) - Real Estate Broker, Art Dealer & Trump Campaign Activist
Cynthia Coffman (R) - Attorney General
Lew Gaiter (R) - Larimer County Commissioner & Businessman

Jack Graham (R) - Ex-Colorado State Univ. Athletic Director, Businessman & '16 US Sen. Candidate

Greg Lopez (R) - Ex-SBA State Director, Ex-Parker Mayor & USAF Veteran & '16 US Sen Candidate
Victor Mitchell (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Doug Robinson (R) - Investment Banker & Mitt Romney's Nephew
Jim Rundberg (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & '14 Candidate
JoAnne Silva (R) - Retired Banker
Walker Stapleton (R) - State Treasurer, Real Estate Investor & Pres. Bush's Cousin
Tom Tancredo (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Frequent Candidate
George Cantrell (ACP) - Navy Veteran & '12 US Rep. Candidate
Veronique Bellamy (Green) - Software Engineer & '16 RTD Candidate
Bill Hammons (Unity) - Party Chair, Life Insurance Agent & Frequent Candidate
Kathleen Cunningham (I) - '14 US Rep. Candidate
Richard Osada (I)
Korey Paul Starkey (I) - Self-Employed
Michael Wilbourn (I) - Teacher
Matthew Wood (I) - Taxidermist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

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[ Donna Lynne (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]

Wayne Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jena Griswold (D) - Attorney & Democratic Activist
Gabriel McArthur (D) - Progressive Activist
J. Wayne Munster (D) - Ex-Deputy State Elections Director
Phillip Villard (D) - Businessman

[ Walker Stapleton (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Brett Barkey (R) - District Attorney, Retired USMC Colonel & Iraq War Veteran
Justin Everett (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Brita Horn (R) -
Routt County Treasurer & Rock Creek Fire Chief
Polly Lawrence (R) - State Rep. & Businesswoman
Kevin Lundberg (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Video Production Company Owner & '12 US Rep. Nominee
Brian Watson (R) - Businessman & Real Estate Investor
Bernard Douthit (D) - Businessman
Dave Young (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Teacher

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[ Cynthia Coffman (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
George Brauchler (R) - District Attorney & Army Veteran
Michael Dougherty (D) - Attorney
Brad Levin (D) - Attorney & Community Activist
Amy Padden (D) - Attorney
Joe Salazar (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Phil Weiser (D) - Ex-CU Law School Dean & Ex-Deputy Asst. US Attorney General


State House

State Senate


Michael Bennet (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.

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Cory Gardner (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020
Jerry Natividad (R) - Businessman, GOP Activist & '16 Candidate
Derrick Blanton (D) - Progressive Activist
Dustin Leitzel (D) - Critical Care Pharmacist


District 1:
Diana DeGette (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Saira Rao (D) - Progressive Activist, Attorney, Ex-TV News Producer & Author
David Sedbrook (D) - Travel Company Sales Director
John Field (R)
Casper Stockham (R) - Christian Marriage Coach
Jeremiah Vialpando (R) - Maintenance Worker
Raymon Doane (Libertarian) - Ex-State Employee & '16 GOP State Sen. Candidate
Gary Swing (Unity) - Festival Promoter, Ex-Green Party Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
[ Jared Polis (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Elise Jones (D) - Boulder County Commissioner, Environmental Activist & Ex-Congressional Aide

Kristopher Larsen (D) - Nederland Mayor & Planetary Scientist

Betsy Markey (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-SBA Regional Administrator s& '14 State Treas. Nominee
Shaun McGrath (D) - Ex-Boulder Mayor & Ex-EPA Official

Joe Neguse (D) - Ex-Univ. of Colorado Regent, Attorney & '14 Sec. of State Nominee
Mark Williams (D) - Ex-Boulder County Democratic Chair, Business Consultant & USAF Veteran

Gino Campana (R) - Ex-Fort Collins City Councilor & Real Estate Developer
Brian DelGrosso (R) - Ex-State House Minority Leader & Businessman
B.J. Nikkel (R) - Ex-State House Majority Whip & Trump Campaign Activist

Peter Yu (R) - Marketing Executive
Nick Thomas (Independent) - Businessman

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District 3:
Scott Tipton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Diane Mitsch Bush (D) - State Rep., Ex-Routt County Commissioner & Policy Researcher
Karl Hanlon (D) - Attorney

Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) - Hotel Clerk, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Mary Mollie Malarsie (Independent)

District 4:
Ken Buck (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Gunning (R) - Ex-Lone Tree Mayor
Larry Germanson (D) - Retired Psychotherapist & Vietnam War Veteran
Chase Kohne (D) - Veterinarian & Army Reserve Officer
Karen McCormick (D) - Retired Veterinarian & Volunteer Teacher
Richard Lyons Weil (D) - Attorney & '16 Presidential Candidate

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District 5:
Doug Lamborn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Darryl Glenn (R) - El Paso County Commissioner, Attorney, USAF Veteran & '16 US Sen. Nominee
Owen Hill (R) - State Sen., Management Consultant & USAF Veteran
Bill Rhea (R) - Retired Texas District Judge, Attorney & Ex-Christian Missionary
Betty Field (D) - Ex-Non-Profit Group Executive Director, Social Worker & Progressive Activist
Stephany Rose Spaulding (D) - Baptist Minister & College Professor
Kimberly Sugarman (D) - Financial Analyst

District 6:
Mike Coffman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Wil Armstrong (R) - Businessman, Son of Ex-US Sen Bill Armstrong & '08 Candidate

Roger Edwards (R) - Transportation Company Owner & Vietnam War Veteran
David Aarestad (D) - Attorney & '15 Cherry Creek School Board Candidate
Jason Crow (D) - Attorney & Iraq War Veteran

Rhonda Fields (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Non-Profit Group Founder & Ex-Airline Employee

Erik Stanger (D) - Systems Technician & Community Organizer
Levi Tillemann (D) - Clean Energy Consultant & Author

District 7:
Ed Perlmutter (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Libby Szabo (R) - Jefferson County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman

Nathan Clay (Unity) - Progressive Activist & '16 GOP Candidate in Missouri

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