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Colorado Chamber Endorses Candidates for State House and Senate in 2022 General Elections

DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced endorsements of state legislative candidates for the November 2022 General Election. Candidates were selected for endorsement after thorough interviews and vetting by the Colorado Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Board.

“As the Colorado Chamber works to promote a future-focused vision of fostering a prosperous and inclusive economic climate, we need legislators who are committed to supporting the state’s business community at the capitol,” Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman said. “We evaluate candidates based on their understanding of the issues, their willingness to build consensus and reach across party lines, and their ability to get results for the businesses in their districts. The candidates we’ve chosen to endorse have all demonstrated a dedication to working with the business community to support forward-thinking policies that will promote job creation and opportunity for all Coloradans.”

The Colorado Chamber’s endorsements for the 2022 General Election are as follows:

Colorado House of Representatives

Julie McCluskie (HD 13)

Dave Donelson (HD 16)

Rachel Stovall (HD 17)

Marc Snyder (HD 18)

Dan Woog (HD 19)

Don Wilson (HD 20)

Mary Bradfield (HD 21)

Kenneth DeGraaf (HD 22)

Lindsey Daugherty (HD 24)

Dan Montoya (HD 28)

Shannon Bird (HD 29)

William Lindstedt (HD 33)

Paul Archer (HD 37)

Jaylen Mosqueira (HD 38)

Brandi Bradley (HD 39)

Mandy Lindsay (HD 42)

Kurt Huffman (HD 43)

Anthony Hartsook (HD 44)

Ty Winter (HD 47)

Gabe Evans (HD 48)

Ryan Gonzalez (HD 50)

Matt Soper (HD 54)

Rick Taggart (HD 55)

Rod Bockenfeld (HD 56)

Perry Will (HD 57)

Marc Catlin (HD 58)

Barbara McLachlan (HD 59)

Stephanie Luck (HD 60)

David Woolever (HD 61)

Ryan Armagost (HD 64)

Mike Lynch (HD 65)


Colorado State Senate

Byron Pelton (SD 1)

Stephen Varela (SD 3)

Mark Baisley (SD 4)

Janice Rich (SD 7)

Matt Solomon (SD 8)

Dennis Hisey (SD 11)

Rob Woodward (SD 15)

Tim Walsh (SD 20)

Tom Kim (SD 27)

Kevin Van Winkle (SD 30)

Robert Rodriguez (SD 32)

Rod Pelton (SD 35)

The Colorado Chamber’s PAC Board conducted over 35 candidate interviews between July 6-12, 2022. Candidates were assessed on their campaign strategies and pressed on policy questions ranging from affordability to energy regulations to health care.

The candidate vetting and endorsement process, which the Colorado Chamber conducts every two years, includes detailed analyses of candidates’ campaigns, fundraising, legislative districts, and voter performance and history. The endorsements include both open seats and incumbents across the political spectrum.


The Colorado Chamber of Commerce champions free enterprise, a healthy business environment and economic prosperity for all Coloradans. It is the only business association that works to improve the business climate for all sizes of business from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. What the Colorado Chamber accomplishes is good for all businesses, and that’s good for the state’s economy. It was created in 1965 based on the merger with the Colorado Manufacturers’ Association.