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Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014.

The Colorado State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Colorado Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of one seat, which amounts to 5.6 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, when 16 districts were up for election, a total of six districts were competitive or mildly competitive. Two of those districts, District 19 and District 22, are up for election again in 2014. Both of those districts had a margin of victory of 5 percent or less in 2012.

Incumbents retiring

A total of six incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Greg Brophy Ends.png Republican Senate District 1
Gail Schwartz Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 5
Steve King Ends.png Republican Senate District 7
Scott Renfroe Ends.png Republican Senate District 13
Lois Tochtrop Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 24
Ted Harvey Ends.png Republican Senate District 30

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Colorado State Senate:

Colorado State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 17
     Republican Party 17 18
Total 35 35

Qualifications

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Article 5, Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states: No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the county or district in which he shall be chosen; provided, that any person who at the time of the adoption of this constitution, was a qualified elector under the territorial laws, shall be eligible to the first general assembly.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 5 (27.8%) of the 18 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Five Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 13 (72.2%) of the 18 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

No incumbents will face primary competition on June 24. Six incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 12 (66.7%) incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Six (33.3%) incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 12 (66.7%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on June 10, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Note: Incumbent Greg Brophy (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 2

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 3

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District 5

Note: Incumbent Gail Schwartz (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 6

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 7

Note: Incumbent Steve King (R) is not running for re-election.

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District 9

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary:
  • Kent Lambert - Incumbent Lambert first assumed office in 2011.

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District 11

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District 13

Note: Incumbent Scott Renfroe (R) is not running for re-election.

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District 15

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
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District 16

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District 19

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District 20

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • Cheri Jahn - Incumbent Jahn first assumed office in 2011.
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District 22

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Kerr - Incumbent Kerr first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary:

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District 24

Note: Incumbent Lois Tochtrop (D) is not running for re-election.

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District 30

Note: Incumbent Ted Harvey (R) is not running for re-election.

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District 32

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • Irene Aguilar - Incumbent Aguilar first assumed office in 2011.
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District 34

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary:
  • Lucia Guzman - Incumbent Guzman first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary:

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