Colorado Election Results
What an exciting election!
There were a lot of changes last night.
Governor Hickenlooper was able to keep his seat as Governor, barely beating his challenger.
Walker Stapleton fought off his challenger and retained the office of Treasurer.
Secretary of State
We have a new Secretary of State and his name is Wayne W. Williams.
Cynthia Coffmann beat out challenger Don Quick to win the office of Attorney General.
Republican Cory Gardner unseated incumbent Mark Udall to become one of Colorado’s senators. Colorado now has a Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) as Senators.
Colorado General Assembly
With two races still very close to call (District 5 and District 20), it looks as if the Republicans now control the State Senate, previously controlled by Democrats. Of the 18 State Senate races, 4 (but possibly 5 after the results from District 20 are finalized) had incumbents lose their races. The Republicans will take control of the Senate. Now, we need to see the split. Without the results from Districts 5 and 20, the split is 18 Republicans to 15 Democrats. If the Democrats win both Districts 5 and 20, the Republicans will control the Senate by only one vote.
As of this morning, the State House is split evenly! Without knowing the final results in Districts 3, 36, or 59, the current split of the House is 31 Republicans to 31 Democrats. These final races should be finalized later today and I will be able to update you then.
What does this mean for you and your business? The great thing about Democracy is that we have two parties who have a chance to run our country and our state. A change in government means that you need to be limber and creative when approaching solutions to the problems experience by your industry. McCord Consulting Group will be with you every way in order to understand the legislative climate in the state and be successful at championing your causes.