Primary Election: State Treasurer and Attorney General races

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 17:43:59-04

Across the state voters are choosing their party’s nominee for Governor, congressional seats, Colorado House and Senate seats, Treasurer and Attorney General. Here’s how the race for treasurer and attorney general looks on primary day.

As current State Treasurer Walker Stapleton has termed-out of office (and entered the Governor’s race), 5 candidates are now vying to take over that office. The treasurer is in charge of state funds and manages the Colorado Department of the Treasury.

Democrat candidates:
Bernardh Douthit – Economist and owner of a finance consulting business. Douthit has promised to move the state’s money out of Wells Fargo accounts to "keep our money safe and secure" in a State based bank or credit union. He’s also vowed to closely scrutinize Colorado PERA investments to keep them free from conflicts of interest.
Dave Young – Serves Colorado House District 50 (Weld County). Identifies as a progressive who wants to fix TABOR to ensure Colorado tax dollars are protected in smart investments. His campaign website points out that he is the only elected Democrat in conservative Weld County.

Republican candidates:
Justin Everett – Serves Colorado House District 22. He’s running on a campaign as a "strong conservative" citing his background on issues not directly tied to state funding, including begin pro-life, against sanctuary cities and a supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
Polly Lawrence – Owner of Lawrence Construction, currently serves in the Colorado House representing District 39. Lawrence is running on a platform of being a fiscal conservative who has fought against increased regulation, less intrusive government and support for rural communities.
Brian Watson – Business owner who states he wants to be "A Statesman" not a politician. He’s vowed to not take a salary from the government if elected. His campaign is based on promoting conservative values of being pro-life, opposing sanctuary cities, Christian values, and as a supporter of President Trump.

In the state Attorney General race, incumbent Cynthia Coffman made a run for Governor where she fell short of the threshold of support needed from delegates. Now, 2 Democrats and 1 Republican are looking to fill that office.

Democrat candidates:
Joe Salazar – Serves in the Colorado House of Representatives District 31 (Adams County). Salazar’s background is in civil rights law and as a criminal investigator for the Department of Regulatory Agencies. His campaign bills him as "the only candidate with a proven track record of fighting for communities."
Phil Weiser –  Dean of CU Law School, served in U.S. Department of Justice during the President Clinton and President Obama administrations. He also clerked for Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Byron White.

Republicans candidate:
George Brauchler – Current District Attorney for 18th Judicial District serving Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. His platform is comprised of four policies: protecting our families, economic fairness, Colorado first, and rule of law.

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