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Coloradans elect pro-conservation leaders in sweeping midterm elections victory

DENVER – Today, Colorado retained, for the first time in recent memory, its pro-conservation trifecta with the Governor’s office, State House, and State Senate. Conservation Colorado’s CEO Kelly Nordini released the following statement in response:

“This election is a win for Colorado’s land, air, water, and communities! Once again, Colorado voters have shown that they care about conservation and value leaders who, over the past few years, have delivered important victories and protections on climate change, safeguarding communities from toxic pollution and holding corporate polluters accountable. Conservation Colorado will work with the winning candidates, from the county to the national level, to make sure they are successful in delivering the pro-conversation leadership Colorado voters expect.”

Notable key races:

  • Elizabeth Velasco will be the first Latina to represent the western slope in the state legislature.
  • From the West Slope to the Front Range, five of the seven competitive races were won by pro-conservation candidates.
  • Voters overwhelmingly re-elected pro-conservation leaders and champions of democracy US Senator Michael Bennet, Governor Jared Polis, Attorney General Phil Weiser, and Secretary of State Jena Griswold.
  • Brittany Pettersen, a conservation champion who served in the State Senate, will represent the 7th US Congressional District (Jefferson County).