Colorado State Treasurer Mike Coffman has formed an exploratory committee to look into viability of making a run for Governor. With Democrats in control of the Statehouse and Senate for the first time in 42 years, the race for governor is crucial as far as the direction the state could take in years to come.
Coffman said his proven leadership and experience gives him an advantage in what challenges the state faces in the future. The only other republican to announce an intention to run for the position is University of Denver President Marc Holtzman, who also is a republican.
Others being mentioned in the gubernatorial race are Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton from Grand Junction, and former U.S. Congressman Scott Mcinnis also Grand Junction. Others include democrats, U.S. Representative Mark Udall, entrepreneur Rutt Bridges, former Lieutenant Governor Gail Ghoettler. and Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter.
Governor Bill Owens is term–limited and not able to run for the position again.
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