U.S. Representative (CO-7)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 21, 2020 - Jul 09, 2020


There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Obtain and complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division office. If you plan to run as an unaffiliated candidate, these filing papers include campaign finance forms and a petition format you must request from the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division. If you plan to run as a major party candidate please contact your party headquarters. Major party candidates can gain ballot access to the primary held the last Tuesday in June either through party assemblies or by a primary petition that must be submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division no later than 85 days before they primary election. Minor party candidates have different filing requirements and are encouraged to consult with the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division. 3) If running as an unaffiliated candidate, circulate the petitions between May 19, 2016 (173 days before the election) and July 14, 2016 (117 days before the election) the date they are due. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you have any questions please contact the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division by phone at 303-895-2000. For more information see the Colorado Secreaty of State's website: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.html And the 2016 Colorado Election Calendar: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/calendars/2016ElectionCalendar.pdf

Submit application to:
Colorado Secretary of State: Elections, 1700 Broadway #200, Denver, CO, 80290, US