Cory Gardner is a fifth-generation Coloradan focused on empowering people by getting government out of the way and letting innovation thrive. He believes in common sense reforms and making government more accountable to the taxpayer. Cory was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, where his first action was cosponsoring a bipartisan balanced budget amendment. Cory has fought to reduce our national debt by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in all sectors of government.
Wayne Williams was elected Secretary of State in 2014. He is the third Republican from El Paso County to serve in statewide office. Previously, he was elected El Paso County Clerk & Recorder in 2010 with 68% of the vote. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance honored Wayne with the Regional Leader of the Year Award in December 2013. Prior to his selection as Clerk & Recorder, Wayne Williams served as an El Paso County Commissioner for District 1 from 2003 to 2011. He is a former chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party and holds a J.D.
In 2004, Cynthia moved to the State Capitol, where she had the honor of serving Colorado Governor Bill Owens as his Chief Counsel. Then, in March of 2005, newly- appointed Attorney General John Suthers selected Cynthia as his Chief Deputy. She proudly filled this role for 9.5 years before being elected Attorney General in 2014.
Representative Doug Lamborn was first elected to represent Colorado’s 5th district in 2006. Lamborn serves as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Committee on Natural Resources. Additionally, Representative Lamborn serves on the House Armed Services Committee and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Regent Hybl was elected to the CU Board of Regents in 2006 and re-elected for a second six-year term in 2012. He was elected by his fellow regents as board chair for two terms (2010-2012) and again in 2014 and 2015. A Republican, he represents Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.
Steve Durham is a former state legislator whom the 5th Congressional District Vacancy Committee appointed to the board on December 2, 2014. Mr. Durham is fighting to enhance preserve school choice, empower parents, and battle federal overreach, especially in the form of Common Core.
It is Kevin Grantham’s honor and pleasure to represent the 2nd district in the Colorado Senate. Rural Colorado needs strong voices in Denver that can communicate its values and fight for its priorities, and he is proud to have been one of those trusted with that role. At the end of 2016, his colleagues selected Sen. Grantham to serve as Colorado Senate President during the 70th General Assembly, which began in January 2017.
Kent Lambert is proud to serve the people of Senator District 9 in the Colorado General Assembly. He has led, produced results, and fostered integrity in a wide range of military, academic, scientific, engineering, diplomatic, intelligence, community service, and church activities. Rep. Lambert believes the people of Colorado Springs deserve a full-time representative dedicated to solving the problems of our generation and the future a proven leader.
Owen and his wife Emily are raising their four children in Colorado Springs. While attending the US Air Force Academy, Owen fell in love with Emily and with Colorado Springs. After being exiled to Los Angeles to attend the Pardee RAND Graduate School for four years, Owen returned to Peterson Air Force Base. Following his Air Force service, Owen began work at Compassion International, a children’s poverty non-profit.
Senator Bob Gardner represents Colorado State Senate District 12, which covers rural Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, Security-Widefield, Cimarron Hills, and Cheyenne Mountain. He previously served as a state representative from House District 21 and as the El Paso County Republican Party Chairman. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and is an attorney.
Shane Sandridge is an entrepreneur, behavioral therapist for teenagers and adults with depression and suicidal ideations, and a former police officer. He has served as Chair of Senate District 9, Vice-Chair of House District 14, and as a co-organizer of the Colorado Springs Republican Meetup. Sandridge was elected by the HD14 vacancy committee in December 2017.
Rep. Dave Williams earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he served as student body president. From 2011-2013, Dave served as vice chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party. He currently serves as Vice-President of Logistics for a manufacturing support services company where he helps bring businesses together to find tailored solutions for their customers. In 2016, Dave became the first Latino elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives from House District 15.
Rep. Larry Liston is in his second act in the state legislature, having been elected in November 2016 after first serving from 2004-2012. He graduated from the inaugural class of the Republican Leadership Program in 1989 and from the Campaign Management School of the Leadership institute in 1999. In 1998 and 2002, Larry served as a county chairman for Gov. Bill Owens. In 2000, he Co-chaired the local campaign for President George Bush and was elected as a delegate for President Bush to the Republican National Convention and in 2001 was recognized as the Republican of the year by the El Paso County Republican Party. Larry was elected statewide as the Vice Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and served from 2001-03.
For decades Paul Lundeen has experienced success in business and public policy in Colorado. Elected from the fifth Congressional District, Paul is the chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education. He is the founder of numerous small businesses providing services ranging from brain training and learning centers to real estate development to golf course association landscape management, and investment management.
Terri Carver’s experience includes service in the Air Force Reserves as a JAG Lawyer, 10 years as a civilian attorney for the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, and as a college instructor on energy development and environment, space law, and policy. She also volunteers for Home Front Cares and the Space Foundation and served as chair of the Colorado Springs Utilities Policy Advisory Committee.
Rep. Landgraf graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and, later, received her MBA from the University of Washington. Military life also instilled in her a passion for travel, a great education in and of itself. Traveling throughout Europe, Central America, and beyond, Rep. Landgraf continues to learn about other cultures and appreciates more and more what we have here in America and Colorado.
Steve has served in the El Paso County Assessor’s Office since 1999 and was Deputy Assessor before being elected in 2014. He has been a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and led initiatives that have helped El Paso County usher in new technologies that provide greater efficiencies, such as “mobile office” programs for the field appraisers, and changing to a more detailed and accurate method of re-appraising property. These efficiencies have allowed the El Paso County Assessor’s Office to reduce staffing levels by over 20%.
Chuck Broerman began in the Clerk and Recorder’s office as a Motor Vehicle technician and worked his way up to Chief Deputy, gaining valuable insight into how the office runs. Previously, Broerman worked for twenty years in the high-tech industry in manufacturing, engineering, management, and operations. He also worked in the Governor Bill Owens administration in the Office of Economic Development as a Business Development Representative.
Dr. Bux is the elected County Coroner and Chief Medical Examiner for the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. He is a board certified Pathologist in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic Pathology, with more than 25 years of experience as Medical Examiner. From 1971-2002 Dr. Bux served as a Major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corp.
Bill Elder has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 40 years and has been a registered Republican for over 20 of those years. He is a Life Member of the NRA and strong supporter of 2nd Amendment rights and an advocate for concealed carry permits. He has held leadership positions in the three largest law enforcement agencies in El Paso County: the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, and the Fountain Police Department.
Mark Lowderman, a native of Colorado Springs, is the Assessor of El Paso County, a title he has carried since 2007. After graduating from Palmer High School in 1976, Mark went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University in 1980. He is the Republican nominee for El Paso County Treasurer in 2014 and the only candidate on the ballot for that seat.
Darryl Glenn is a graduate of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western New England College and a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law.
Mark Waller is an attorney in Colorado Springs. He served in the Colorado General Assembly from 2009 – 2014 as the Representative from House District 15, which encompasses portions of Northeastern Colorado Springs. Mark served as the House Minority Leader for the 2013 legislative session and the Assistant House Majority Leader for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. Commissioner Waller was sworn into office in July 2016 to fill a vacancy created by Commissioner Amy Lathen’s departure and was then elected to a four-year term in November 2016.
Stan VanderWerf’s commission district encompasses central and western El Paso County, including the Town of Green Mountain Falls, the City of Manitou Springs, the Town of Palmer Lake, the Westside and downtown areas of Colorado Springs, and unincorporated areas within District 3 including Ute Pass and areas south of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. He is the founder of several small businesses and previously served 28 years in the US Air Force.
Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1992. He returned to Colorado Springs because of his love for the outdoors and beauty of the region, particularly the mountainous Front Range. He enjoys hiking in our areas’ great parks and trails and is an avid fisherman and tennis player. His background includes a 20 year career as an Air Force Intelligence officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2012. In addition to a Political Science degree from the Academy, Longinos has a Masters degree in science education and was a teacher with Harrison School District 2 prior to his election.
Peggy Littleton was elected to the Board of County Commissioners representing the citizens of District 5, which covers most of the City of Colorado Springs, in November 2010. She took office on 1-11-11. Prior to her public service as a Commissioner, Commissioner Littleton served on the State Board of Education for seven years, from February 2004- January 2011.