Dave Young, pictured left, and Brian Watson.

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The Republican nominee for treasurer is Brian Watson, a businessman with roots on the Western Slope. Watson is the CEO and founder of Northstar Commercial Partners, based in Denver. His opponent is Dave Young, a Democrat from the state legislature who currently represents District 50. Young is also a college instructor.

Colorado's current treasurer, Republican Walker Stapleton, is running for governor. The state treasurer oversees the treasury, the treasury department and the state's finances.

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." Gerald F. Kilpatrick is the American Constitution Party candidate for treasurer.

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