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ELECTION RESULTS: Young wins State Treasurer post

Posted at 10:20 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 11:49:35-05

COLORADO – As Walker Stapleton made an unsuccessful run for Governor, his seat was up for grabs. The two main contenders for the post were a businessman from the Western Slope and a current State Representative from Greeley.

The State Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the state overseeing the investment of Colorado’s tax dollars, the unclaimed property division,  and serving on the board of our Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA).

Dave Young
Dave Young – Democratic candidate for Colorado Treasurer

Democrat Dave Young secured more than 50% of the vote statewide and is the projected winner of the race. The native of Colorado Springs now serves as the State Representative for District 50.  He’s a former math teacher who ran for a seat in the state legislature to fight for the rights of those with disabilities, according to Young.

Colorado State Treasurer

Dave Young (D) 1,288,734 45%
Brian Watson (R) 1,107,643 52%
Gerald F. Kilpatrick (American Constitution) 70,088 3%


Brian Watson
Brian Watson – Republican candidate for Colorado Treasurer

Republican Brian Watson is a native of Colorado’s Western Slope who founded a billion-dollar commercial real estate business with assets in more than a dozen states.  He’s run for office before but has not served yet.

American Constitution candidate Gerald F. Kilpatrick is a Certified Public Accountant who said he was running because he actually cares about others. He supports a very limited government to improve efficiency.

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