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You can download the comprehensive HD38 voter guide as a pdf using this link. It includes the information shown below about the candidates, plus additional info about the house district & voting. Thank you to David Sprunt for putting this together!
Colorado House of Representatives,
House District 38

Chris Kolker

candidate Chris Kolker


Twitter: @ChrisKolkerCO
FB: @KolkerforColorado

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(2 year term)

Responsible for representing us in the Colorado legislature.

Chris is running for House District 38 to bring a common sense approach to the solutions needed for Colorado families. He is tired of the Republican incumbent voting against the best interests of the residents of HD38.

Chris knows how to bring people together to make sure everyone has a seat at the table. He’s not just running to represent Democrats; he’s running to represent every person in this district!

He is the grandson of a dairy farmer. He is the son of a UAW worker who worked over thirty years on the assembly line for John Deere building backhoes to support Chris and his family when he was growing up, to make sure they had a chance at going to college.

Chris and his wife Tara are raising two young girls. They know that everyday decisions are affected by the high cost of childcare, medical expenses, rent, and home ownership. Like many families, they worry about the future of their girls’ education, health, and opportunity in this wonderful state.

County Clerk and Recorder

Joan Lopez

candidate Joan Lopez


FB: JoanLopez4CountyClerk

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Responsible for elections, motor vehicle registrations, drivers licenses.

In announcing her second run for the post, Lopez said she will work to bring financial accountability to the office, and to improve access to voting throughout the county.

“I’m not a politician. I will roll up my sleeves and work, because that’s what I do. I’ll be here helping county residents and small businesses get ahead.”

One of her first policy innovations will be to save money by improving the efficiency of all transactions starting with driver licensing process. Currently, Arapahoe residents must have an appointment before applying for or renewing a license.

As chief elections official for Arapahoe, Lopez will ensure that sufficient voting machines and polling locations are available in underserved areas such as Aurora. She will improve mail and online communications so that residents, taxpayers and voters will know their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Lopez is a lifelong Coloradan and graduate of Community College of Denver. She lives in Aurora with her husband, Gary McCarty, and their son Joshua who is a Navy veteran and daughter Sarah.

“If you have lived in Arapahoe County during the past 16 years, I’ve probably helped you.”

County Assessor

PK Kaiser

candidate PK Kaiser


Google+: PK Kaiser

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Responsible for taxation of home and business real estate

Arapahoe County looks to a bright future. I want to be part of that future by listening to the concerns of citizens, working with you to solve problems and making our lives and our great county even greater.

As the next Assessor of Arapahoe County, I will provide leadership you can count on.

I will work hard to discover, list, classify and value all real and business personal properties in the Arapahoe County.

I will provide fairness, transparency and accountability.

County Sheriff

Tyler Brown

candidate Tyler Brown


FB: @TylerBrownforSheriff

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Tyler Brown is a decorated and experienced Colorado POST certified peace officer seeking to bring a fresh set of ideas to the office of Arapahoe County Sheriff. He has received several law enforcement awards including the Adams County peace officer of the year and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Medal of Valor.

Tyler has been a long time resident of Arapahoe County and is looking to transform the Office of the Sheriff into a transparent, efficient, fiscally responsible, and accessible office that looks to the community for support and oversight.

County Commissioner, District 2

Don Strickland

This is for the district east of Colorado Blvd.

There is no election this year for District 1

Don Strickland is the former Director of Cunningham Fire Protection District
U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 6

Jason Crow

candidate Jason Crow


FB: @JasonCrowforCongress

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(2 year term)

America’s most important values and priorities are under assault, and Colorado is ready for a new generation of leadership.

Raised in a working-class family and having served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I’m running for Congress because it’s time for public servants who serve the public interest, not career politicians who only serve the powerful special interests. And that’s why, after 29 years in politics, it’s time for Mike Coffman to go.

University of Colorado Board of Regents, Regent at Large

Lesley Smith

candidate Lesley Smith


Twitter: @LesleyForCU
FB: @LesleyForCU

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(6 year term)

Responsible for leading the University of Colorado system.

There are 9 Regents. Seven Regents’ districts cover the same area as each of the seven Congressional Districts. Two Regents are elected at-large, covering the whole state.

“As a retired career scientist and educator, an eight year local school board veteran, and the first woman aquanaut to live and work in the Aquarius underwater research lab, Lesley is exceptionally qualified to take on the challenges facing Colorado’s flagship university system.

She will:

•  Ensure that CU offers students an excellent, relevant education that equips them with the critical thinking skills to be workforce-ready,

•  Work hard to attract strong funding for a strong CU system and

•  Fight for affordable, accessible pathways to success.


Jared Polis

candidate Jared Polis

Lieutenant Governor

Dianne Primavera

candidate Diane Primavera


Facebook: @PolisForCO

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(4 year term)

Jared Polis is a self-made entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to expanding opportunity for Colorado families. Now he’s running for governor to turn bold ideas into real results for every family in Colorado — with free full-day preschool and kindergarten, affordable high-quality health care for every family, and good-paying jobs in every community across our state.

Dianne Primavera is a Colorado native whose career has been defined by improving lives in her community and fighting for quality, affordable health care for every single Coloradan.

Attorney General

Phil Weiser

candidate Phil Weiser

(720) 316-5190

Twitter: @pweiser
Facebook: @PhilforColorado

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(4 year term)

Responsible for representing the interests of the state

As your Attorney General, I will defend your freedoms, fight for opportunities for all Coloradans, and protect our beautiful state’s land, air, and water.

My legal and leadership skills were developed by working for Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Byron White, serving in the Department of Justice under Presidents Clinton and Obama, and leading the CU Law School as its Dean.

I grew up learning that hope and optimism can fuel positive change and get us through challenging times. After a lifelong career in public service, I will work tirelessly to protect our wonderful state and its people as our next Attorney General.

Secretary of State

Jena Griswold

candidate Jena Griswold

(720) 739-1274

Twitter: @JenaGriswold
Facebook: @Jenaforcolorado

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(4 year term)

Responsible for voting integrity, business processes

As Colorado’s next Secretary of State, I will protect our right to vote, secure our elections from foreign interference, fight to get dark money out of politics, and support small business and entrepreneurs. Every eligible voter, Democrat, Republicans, and Unaffiliated alike, deserves to have a voice in the future of our state.
State Treasurer

Dave Young

candidate Dave Young

(970) 573-6302

Twitter: @RepDaveYoung
FB: @DaveYoungForColorado
Instagram: @repdaveyoung

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(4 year term)

Responsible for state budget, and managing and investing the state’s finances.

Colorado needs a Treasurer who fights for all Coloradans’ not just the top 1%. As a teacher, then a public servant, I’ve had a front row seat to the struggles hard-working Coloradans face across the state. For the past seven years, I’ve championed for increased education funding, improvements to our roads and bridges, and common sense measures to ensure that the rising cost of living doesn’t leave our retirees and seniors out in the cold.

I’m a former middle school math teacher and education association president who has spent the last seven years in the legislature. For four of those years, I’ve been on the Joint budget committee, a select, bipartisan group of legislators in charge of writing and managing Colorado’s budget. I’ve worked hard to keep our budget balanced while improving quality of life for Coloradans.

Colorado’s next Treasurer needs to invest in our state, not risky out-of-state banks and businesses. Our State Treasurer is responsible for managing over $6 Billion of investments and public dollars. Keeping that money right here in Colorado will benefit families and hard-working Coloradans across the state. As Treasurer, I will make sure Colorado’s money is invested safely, transparently, and in a way the benefits all Coloradans.

As Treasurer, I’ll put Colorado first. For the past eight years, our Treasurer has been absent as elected officials and business leaders have worked to move our State forward. I’m proud to be responsible for the passage of over 120 bills, most with bipartisan support, that moved our state forward. As Colorado’s next State Treasurer, I will continue to move our state forward.