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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%

Statewide Offices:
Governor - Jared Polis, with Dianne Primavera as Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General - Phil Weiser
State Treasurer - Dave Young
Secretary of State - Jena Griswold

U.S. Congress:
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.

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