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ELECTION RESULTS: Griswold wins Secretary of State

Posted at 10:13 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 11:46:10-05
Jena Griswold
Jena Griswold – Democratic candidate for Colorado Secretary of State.

COLORADO – Democrat challenger Jena Griswold has won the post of Colorado Secretary of State over incumbent Republican Wayne Williams.

As Colorado voters filled out their ballots this year, they had four choices for Secretary of State, a position which handles the task of overseeing elections, business and licensing, administration and information technology.

Griswold is an attorney practicing in Louisville, who previously focused on international anti-corruption law, worked in the Obama administration as a voter protection attorney, and as the Director of the Governors’ DC Office.

Colorado Secretary of State

Jena Griswold (D) 1,310,117 53%%
Wayne Williams (R) [Incumbent] 1,109,917 45%
Amanda Campell (American Constitution) 51,416 2%
Blake Huber (Approval Voting 13,184 0%


Wayne Williams
Wayne Williams (R), Colorado Secretary of State

IncumbentWayne Williams is an attorney who previously served on the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and as the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder.

During his campaign, Williams touted the success and security of the election process under his tenure.

Jena Griswold, who touts herself as a novice politician says she’s prepared to make changes for the Secretary of State’s office. Some of her plans include expanding election day hours and setting up more polling locations on college campuses.

During News5’s THE State Debate in October, Griswold said she is “tremendously concerned” about dark money influencing politics and is looking for changes in campaign finance laws.  She said if elected, she wants to work with the State Legislature to close loopholes in the process.

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