Colorado’s State Candidates
November 11, 2022
Shifting to the Colorado state government, Governor Jared Polis won his second term on Election Day. This was highly anticipated, as Democrat Polis has always had positive approval ratings while his challenger, Republican Heidi Ganahl, trailed Polis in every verified poll since June. Alongside Polis, his current Democratic Secretary of State (Jena Griswold), Attorney General (Phil Weiser), and State Treasurer (Dave Young) all kept their seats.
Democrats also increased their dominance in the Colorado State Senate and State House, winning every competitive seat for the state legislature. While the State Senator for the Frederick-Firestone area (the previously mentioned Barbara Kirkmeyer) was not up for reelection this year, State House Representative Republican Daniel Woog was. State House District 19, which encompasses Frederick-Firestone, Erie, and Longmont, voted Woog out of office in favor of Democratic challenger Jennifer Parenti, who won with 49.9% over Woog’s 47.5%.