State Treasurer Walker Stapleton came to Colorado 15 years ago. He worked with high-tech startups and led a real-estate investment company before public office.
2018 Governor Race
The governor’s race could easily be the most expensive state campaign in Colorado history. But much of the spending won't be made public.
Once Colorado's youngest mayor and a Democrat, Greg Lopez is now a Republican running for governor.
Lynne is the lieutenant governor. She came to Colorado from New York City 13 years ago to run Kaiser's health care operation.
Robinson is a retired investment banker and founder of the nonprofit, KidsTek, which makes sure high-needs students have access to technology.
Democrat Cary Kennedy served as Colorado State Treasurer from 2007-2011 and then as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Mayor under Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Mitchell has run six different companies, accruing enough wealth to self-fund his campaign to be the next governor of Colorado.
Democrat Mike Johnston served in the Colorado Senate from 2009-2017, where public education was a big part of his focus.