Incumbent Representative Joe Neguse (D-CD2) is facing one challenger - Republican Candidate Charles Winn.
Democratic Candidate - Joe Neguse (Incumbent)
Representative Joe Neguse has distinguished himself in the House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Rep. Neguse was elected by his colleagues to serve as Co-Freshman Representative to Leadership in the 116th Congress, and in that capacity serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership Team. He also serves as one of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chairs and Liaison to New Members.
Rep. Neguse has introduced over 30 pieces of legislation—the most of any freshman lawmaker. These bills focus on the priorities of his constituents: expanding affordable housing opportunities, combatting the existential threat of climate change, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs and surprise medical bills. He has also sponsored legislation to address the online COVID-19 crisis and its fallout, including H.R. 6722: Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020 and H.R. 6641: To establish the Commission on the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes.
In October, Congressman Neguse passed major Colorado wilderness legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, led by Senator Michael Bennet in the Senate, will preserve approximately 400,000 acres of public land across Colorado and designate the first-ever National Historic Landscape at Camp Hale to honor the storied legacy of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
Four of Congressman Neguse’s bills were signed into law by the President, including legislation to fund rural schools in Colorado’s mountain communities, legislation to protect wildlife in the Platte River Basin, a provision to ensure water access for the town of Minturn at the Bolts Ditch Headgate in Eagle County and a provision that incorporates approximately 124 acres adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park into Arapaho National Forest.
Other legislation introduced from Congressman Neguse include measures to: