Vote knowledgeably

When it comes to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families, who we elect matters. Whether it’s protecting LGBTQ+ young people, or removing barriers transgender Coloradans face every day, elected officials are in a position to improve — or harm — the lives of LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families.

2023 Denver Mayoral Election

One Colorado reached out to Denver’s mayoral candidates and asked: Why should LGBTQ+ Denverites vote for you? Here is what they said:

Visit to find information on your ballot, voter service locations, drop-boxes, and more.

*Videos were required to be a maximum of 2 minutes.

The following candidates did not reply to our requests for a video (listed in ABC order):

  • Renate Behrens
  • Lisa Calderon
  • Al Gardner
  • Aurelio Martinez
  • Terrance Roberts
  • Trinidad Rodriguez
  • Andy Rougeot
  • Robert Treta
  • Kwame Spearman
  • James Walsh

2022 General Election: LGBTQ+ Candidates

One Colorado would like to recognize the following openly LGBTQ+ candidates running for state and local office in Colorado’s 2022 General Election. Being listed as an LGBTQ+ candidate does not imply an endorsement from One Colorado. View our 2022 Endorsements.

If you are an LGBTQ+ candidate running for office and would like to be included, please fill out the form.



  • Governor Jared Polis

Colorado House of Representatives

  • Alex Valdez, HD5
  • Brianna Titone, HD27
  • Daniel Lutz, HD49
  • David Ortiz, HD38
  • Elisabeth Epps, HD6
  • Elizabeth Velasco, HD57
  • Jennifer Parenti, HD19
  • Leslie Herod, HD8
  • Ruby Dickson, HD37
  • Stephanie Vigil, HD16

Colorado Senate

  • Braeden Miguel, SD30

State Board of Education

  • Joseph Shelton, District 5


  • Amanda Gonzalez, Clerk and Recorder, Jefferson County
  • Darryl B Watson, Denver City Council, District 9
  • Jessica Campbell-Swanson, Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 2
  • Travis Leiker, Denver City Council, At-Large

* Note: This page is updated on a regular basis with candidates who consent to being listed publicly.