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Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Colorado

Campaign Conduct

Under Canon 7 of Colorado's code of judicial conduct, judicial retention candidates should not:

  • Make pledges or promises of conduct in office other than the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of the office.
  • Announce how they would rule on cases or issues that might come before them.
  • Misrepresent their identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact.
  • Personally solicit or accept campaign funds.

Judicial retention candidates should abstain from campaign activities unless there is active opposition to their retention in office. Nonpartisan committees organized to advocate a judge's retention may raise funds for the judge's campaign, but judges should not be advised of the source of the funds such committees raise.