One new candidate declares in Colorado

Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in Colorado between Nov. 27-Dec. 3. This was one more candidate than the prior week. 

The candidate is a Democrat and is running for state executive office in 2024.

Details on the candidate are below: 

  • Luis Licon (D) is running for an at-large seat of the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Licon said, “I am a Political Science major at CU Boulder, set to graduate in May of 2024. With experience as a Juvenile Service Specialist, a board member for the Recreation Center, and a dedicated advocate for higher education, I am committed to bringing fresh perspectives and energy to the role of CU Regent At-Large … I believe in promoting access to quality education, fostering innovation in higher education, and advocating for the diverse needs and aspirations of students and educators across Colorado.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 28 candidates for state-level office in Colorado. Three hundred and twenty-two candidates ran for state-level office in Colorado in 2022, while 287 ran in 2020. In 2022, 112 were Democratic, while 134 were Republican. In 2020, 125 were Democratic and 107 were Republican. Nationally, Ballotpedia has tracked 680 Democrats and 829 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 388 Democrats and 537 Republicans running in 2024.  

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