Colorado lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Colorado lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on August 10, 2010.[1] Polling hours on all election days were from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, local time.

Colorado is one of 20 states that elects its governor and lt. governor on a single ticket. In Colorado, a party's lieutenant gubernatorial candidate is nominated along with the party's gubernatorial pick. As of mid-August 2010, not all candidates on the gubernatorial ballot had named a running mate. For Colorado, this was not unusual, as gubernatorial candidates may delay the timing of announcing a running mate to favor their campaigns or wait as long as they can before making a selection in order to gauge voter attitudes to potential running mates.

By late August, all major candidates had selected their running mates. Joe Garcia ran on the Democratic ticket with John Hickenlooper against Republicans Dan Maes and former state Rep. Tambor Williams. Tom Tancredo, who left the Republican Party to run with the Constitution Party, selected Pat Miller, also a former state Representative for the GOP.

Ultimately, Garcia and Hickenlooper won just over half the vote. The two assumed office in early 2011.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Colorado Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Joseph Garcia, with John Hickenlooper[2] Democrat
Tambor Williams, with Dan Maes[3] Republican
Ken Wyble, with Jaimes Brown[4] Libertarian
Pat Miller, with Tom Tancredo[5] American Constitution Party
Victoria A. Adams, with Jason R. Clark[6] Independent
Heather A. McKibben, with Paul Noel Fiorino[7] Independent
Sherry Cusson, with Michael R. Moore[8] (write-in)
Antoinette M. Schaeffer, with Peter J. Carr[9] (write-in)
Stephanie L. Mercer, with Holly Cremeens[10] (write-in)
Ed. E. Coron, with Willie Travis[11] (Democratic write-in)
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

98% of precincts had reported as of November 8, 2010. The Colorado Secretary of State was not expected to provide any results until November 26, 2010, when they posted the official canvass. The Washington Post posted live results in the meantime.[12]


Ultimately, official results were posted November 24, 2010, at 17:31 MDT.[13]


2010 Colorado lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Joseph Garcia 51.01%
     Republican Party Tambor Williams 11.13%
     Constitution Party Pat Miller 36.43%
     Libertarian Party Ken Wyble 0.74%
     Independent Victoria A. Adams 0.48%
     Independent Heather A. McKibben 0.19%
     write-in Ed E. Coron >0.01%
     write-in Sherry Cusson >0.01%
     write-in Antoinette M. Schaeffer >0.01%
     write-in Stephanie L. Mercer >0.01%
Total Votes 1,787,730

Candidates

Democrat

  • Joe Garcia has a long resume of work with various state agencies and regulatory bodies. Most recently prior to the election, he worked as the president of Colorado State University at Pueblo. He was announced as John Hickenlooper's running mate on August 6, 2010.[14]

Republican

American Constitution

Libertarian

  • Ken Wyble was running with Dan Silas, who lost the primary to Jaimes Brown. Wyble ultimately ran on a ticket with Brown.

Independent

  • Victoria A. Adams, a business analyst

Write-in

  • Willie Travis Chambers
  • Michael A. Moore

See also


External links


Candidate pages


References

  1. The Green Papers, "2010 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance"
  2. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  3. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  4. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  5. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  6. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  7. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  8. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  9. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  10. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  11. Colorado Secretary of State, "Unofficial Candidate List for the 2010 General Election," certified to the counties August 20, 2010
  12. Washington Post, "Live results state-by -state: Colorado," accessed November 8, 2010
  13. 'Colorado Secretary of State', "COLORADO CUMULATIVE REPORT: OFFICIAL RESULTS - GENERAL ELECTION," November 29, 2010
  14. Hickenlooper for Colorado, "Hickenlooper Announces Joe Garcia as His Choice for Lieutenant Governor," August 6, 2010