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Welcome to Colorado on Ballotpedia!

A land-locked state, Colorado was named after the Colorado River and is one of the four states that comprise the “Four Corners.” While the capital of Colorado is Denver and is its most populous city, Colorado is known for its diverse landscapes consisting of the Rocky Mountains, forests, plateaus, plains and rivers. Currently, Colorado has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 65 members of the Colorado House of Representatives and 35 members of the Colorado Senate. As of September 2013, Colorado is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.


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2014 elections in Colorado

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National politics in Colorado

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Cory Gardner
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Colorado 2015January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Michael Bennet
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Colorado 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Diana DeGette
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Doug Lamborn
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ed Perlmutter
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jared Polis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ken Buck
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Coffman
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Scott Tipton
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The Colorado judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado District Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The only federal district court in Colorado is the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Appeals are heard at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.



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The Centennial State
Capital:   Denver
Motto:   Nothing without providence/ Nothing with the Deity
Population:   5 million
Area of state:   104,093 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1876
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