The Democratic candidate for Governor, Jared Polis, achieved a solid general election victory Tuesday evening, capturing 51.6 percent of the statewide vote and 989,543 voters. His Republican opponent Walker Stapleton got 44.97 percent of the statewide vote and 862,377 votes.
Colorado Secretary of State
The race for Colorado Secretary of State saw an upset, when political newcomer Jena Griswold bested incumbent Wayne Williams; 50.89 percent, to Williams’ 46.8 percent of voters.
Jenna Griswold 966,394
Wayne Williams 888,364
Democrat Dave Young took 50.61 percent of the vote, against Republican challenger Brian Watson’s 46.85 percent.
Brian Watson 888,235
Dave Young 959,487
Colorado Attorney General
Phil Weiser won the contest for Colorado Attorney General, taking 49.71 percent of the voter versus Republican George Brauchler’s 47.5 percent.
Phil Weiser 948,712
George Brauchler 905,779
U.S. House District 5
Republican Doug Lamborn returns to his House seat, beating back his Democratic opponent, Stephany Rose Spaulding, 58.49 percent to Spaulding’s 38.22 percent of the vote.
Stephany Rose Spaulding 89,243
Doug Lamborn 136,576
In the normally solidly red Republican District 5, Chaffee County was the only county which broke for Spaulding, casting 5,449 voter for her versus 4,980 for Lamborn.
Colorado State House District 5
Democratic incumbent Kerry Donovan held her seat, capturing 59.9 percent of the vote to Republican challenger Olen Lund’s 40.1 percent.
Colorado Senate District 5
Kerry Donovan 37,569
Olen Lund 25,149
Colorado State House District 60
Republican incumbent Jim Wilson captured 59.83 percent of the vote to return him to the state House, while his challenger, Democrat Erin Kelley, got 36.8 percent of the vote.
Jim Wilson 23,191
Erin Kelley 14,255
For those looking to delve into the details of Colorado state or local races, they can go to the Secretary of State’s election site at: www.sos.state.co.us