Republican incumbent Doug Lamborn has served in Congress since 2007.
He earned journalism and law degrees from the University of Kansas before moving to Colorado Springs and establishing a private law practice. He won a state House seat in 1994, then moved to the state Senate 1998. After stints as the Republican House Whip in 1997, and Senate President Pro-tem in 1999, he beat Lieutenant Colonel Jay Fawcett to replace retiring congressman Joel Hefley.
Democrat Stephany Rose Spaulding is a newcomer to elected politics.
Spaulding earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. She’s now a tenured Associate Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Colorado Springs. She’s held leadership in numerous faith-based and civic organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute, the Urban League, and the YMCA Pikes Peak Region Education Task Force.
Where do the candidates stand on the issues? We've lined up a comparison of the major party candidates below. For more in-depth information, click on either "Yes," "No," or "It's Complicated." The Libertarian Party candidate in the district is Douglas Randall. Lori Furstenberg and John Croom are write in candidates.
- Back To The CPR 2018 Election Guide
- An Interview With Doug Lamborn On The Issues via KRCC.org
- An Interview With Stephany Rose Spaulding On The Issues via KRCC.org
- Colorado CD5 Candidate Q&A via Denverpost.com