House District 26 Vacancy Committee

State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush’s Formal Resignation Triggers Vacancy Committee Appointment

The Colorado Democratic Party’s House District 26 Vacancy Committee is announcing Representative Diane Mitsch Bush’s formal resignation of her seat representing State House District 26 in the Colorado House of Representatives.   We would like to thank Representative Mitsch Bush for her excellent advocacy for all the citizens of House District 26.  Diane has been an exemplary legislator working on behalf of Eagle and Routt Counties and we wish her the very best in her endeavors.

The Vacancy Committee hereby announces the process it will follow to appoint a Representative to fill the vacancy of Rep. Mitsch Bush’s remaining term, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes and Colorado Democratic Party rules.  All eligible persons are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility requirements are defined by Colorado Revised Statutes.

Candidates must be:
• At least 25 years of age
• A resident of Colorado for at least one year
• A resident of House District 26 for at least one year (Eagle or Routt County)
• Registered as a Democrat for at least one year
• A U.S. citizen

The Colorado House District 26 Vacancy Committee is asking persons interested in being considered for this appointment to submit a letter of intent, professional résumé and a completed Candidate Information Form to the House District 26 Vacancy Committee, no later than October 20, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at this email address:

According to Colorado Revised Statute, nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the October 28, 2017 Vacancy Committee Meeting. The Vacancy Committee is also asking all candidates nominated from the floor to submit the above referenced candidate information when nominated. The Candidate Information Form may be downloaded at the links below, or may be emailed upon request.  For further information please contact Pat Hammon, Chair or Catherine Carson, Vice-Chair using the contact information listed above.

Click here to download the Colorado House District 26 2017 Vacancy Process & Candidate Information Form, (Word document), here:

Final HD 26 Candidate Information & Process – 2017