2018 Election Recap
|Race||Winner||% of Vote|
|Regent at Large||Lesley Smith||50.3%|
|Regent District 3||Glen Gallegos||51.3%|
|Regent District 5||Chance Hill||62.5%|
Governor - Jared Polis, with Dianne Primavera as Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General - Phil Weiser
State Treasurer - Dave Young
Secretary of State - Jena Griswold
35 Senate seats and 435 House seats were up for election this year. Republicans will have the majority in the U.S. Senate in the 116th Congress. Democrats will have the majority in the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.
Colorado Congressional Delegation
In Colorado’s U.S. House of Representatives race, the delegation has flipped with a 4-3 majority held by Democrats.
|Race||Winner||% of Vote|
|U.S. House District 1||Diana DeGette (D)||71.1%|
|U.S. House District 2||Joe Neguse (D)||59.8%|
|U.S. House District 3||Scott Tipton (R)||51.7%|
|U.S. House District 4||Ken Buck (R)||61.6%|
|U.S. House District 5||Doug Lamborn (R)||58.7%|
|U.S. House District 6||Jason Crow (D)||53.4%|
|U.S. House District 7||Ed Perlmutter (D)||60.0%|
Colorado General Assembly
In the Colorado General Assembly, there are 65 House seats and 35 Senate seats. All 65 House seats and 17 of the 35 Senate seats were up for election this year. The legislators elected will begin serving in the 2019 State Session which starts on Friday January 4th. During the 2018 State Legislative Session, Democrats held a 7 seat majority in the House and Republicans held a 2 seat majority in the Senate (SD 20 was an unaffiliated seat). For the 2019 State Legislative Session, House Democrats will hold the majority. In the Senate, Democrats will hold a 19-16 majority. The last time the Democrats held all statewide offices and controlled the House and Senate was in 1945.
Committee assignments will be decided by the end of November/early December.
|Ballot Measure||Passed or Failed||% of Vote|
|Amendment A (Prohibit Slavery)||Passed||65.1%|
|Amendment V (Reduce Assembly Minimum Age)||Failed||65%|
|Amendment W (Revise Judge Retention Vote)||Passed||53.3%|
|Amendment X (Redefine Industrial Hemp)||Passed||60.7%|
|Amendment Y (CD Redistricting Commission)||Passed||71.2%|
|Amendment Z (GA Redistricting Commission)||Passed||70.8%|
|Amendment 73 (Tax Increase for Schools)||Failed||54.9%|
|Amendment 74 (Property Devaluation Award)||Failed||53.6%|
|Amendment 75 (Expand Campaign Fund Limits)||Failed||66.2%|
|Proposition 109 (Bonds for Highway Projects)||Failed||61.1%|
|Proposition 110 (Sales Tax for Transport)||Failed||59.7%|
|Proposition 111 (Cap Payday Loan Costs)||Passed||76.8%|
|Proposition 112 (Fuel Dev Distance Minimum)||Failed||56.5%|
Now that the elections are over, our CU Government Relations team, campus and system leadership will be getting to know all the newly elected officials. The Polis administration will also have a variety of new cabinet level and legislative staff that we will be cultivating. Please let us know if you have any questions.