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Colorado gubernatorial election, 2002


Colorado gubernatorial election, 2002

Colorado gubernatorial election, 2002

November 5, 2002

Nominee Bill Owens Rollie Heath
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 884,583 475,373
Percentage 62.62% 33.65%

Governor before election

Bill Owens

Elected Governor

Bill Owens

The 2002 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 2002 to select the governor of the state of Colorado. Bill Owens, the Republican incumbent, defeated Democratic nominee Rollie Heath to win a second term. Owen's win set the record for biggest win in a Colorado gubernatorial election.


  • Primary elections 1
    • Republican Party 1.1
    • Democratic Party 1.2
  • General election 2
  • References 3

Primary elections

Republican Party

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Owens (inc.) 189,705 100.00%
Totals 189,705 100.00%

Democratic Party

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rollie Heath 98,897 100.00%
Totals 98,897 100.00%

General election

Colorado gubernatorial election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Owens (inc.) 884,583 62.62% +13.56%
Democratic Rollie Heath 475,373 33.65% -14.78%
Green Ronald Forthofer 32,099 2.27%
Libertarian Ralph Shnelvar 20,547 1.45% -0.23%
Majority 409,210 28.97% +28.34%
Turnout 1,412,602
Republican hold Swing


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