Walker Stapleton

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Walker Stapleton
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Colorado Treasurer
In office
January 11, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PredecessorCary Kennedy (D)
Base salary$68,500
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$695,296
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Bachelor'sWilliams College
Master'sLondon School of Economics, Harvard Business School
ProfessionCEO and CFO
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Walker Stapleton is the current Republican State Treasurer of Colorado. Stapleton was first elected on November 2, 2010, and took office on January 11, 2011.[1] Stapleton is running for re-election in the 2014 election.[2] He ran for a second term as state treasurer in 2014.


Prior to being elected, Stapleton served as CEO and CFO of various private and publicly traded companies.[1]


  • Graduate degree in business economics - London School of Economics
  • Master of Business Administration - Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor degree - Williams College[1][3]

Political career

Treasurer (2011-Present)

Stapleton was elected to his position on November 2, 2010, and assumed office January 11, 2011.[1]


See also: Public pensions in Colorado

Colorado government pensions are governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). In November 2013, the PERA voted to lower its expectations on investments from 8 percent to 7.5 percent. Stapleton estimated that the change would increase the unfunded liability by $6 billion. Stapleton had previously advocated for lowering the rate of return, while warning of the likelihood of a fund collapse.[4] The vote passed narrowly, 8-7.[5]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Walker Stapleton endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]



See also: Colorado down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Stapleton ran for re-election. He was uncontested for the Republican nomination in the June 24 primary election and faced two challengers, Democrat Betsy Markey and Libertarian David Jurist, in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]


Stapleton won a narrow election to become Colorado Treasurer on November 2, 2010.

Colorado Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalker Stapleton 50.7% 866,934
     Democratic Cary Kennedy 49.3% 842,877
Total Votes 1,709,811
Election Results Via: Colorado Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stapleton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Stapleton raised a total of $695,296 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[7]

Walker Stapleton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado Treasurer Not up for election $-239,675
2010 Colorado Treasurer Won $934,971
Grand Total Raised $695,296


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Stapleton currently resides in Arapahoe County with his wife Jenna, son Craig and daughter Colette.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cary Kennedy (D)
Colorado Treasurer
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