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Candidate Statement

As Treasurer, I'll bring Colorado common sense to the Treasurer's Office. I'm running to make sure our money is invested wisely, transparently, and in a way that benefits all Coloradans.

Current Occupation

State Representative


Masters of the Arts - Information and Learning Technologies



My name is Dave Young, and I’m a Democrat running to be your next State Treasurer.

I’m a native Coloradan., I grew up in Colorado Springs, got my undergraduate degree in mathematics at CSU in Ft. Collins, and earned my masters at CU Denver.  I landed a job in Greeley in 1975 and never left.  I’ve lived all of adult life in rural Colorado.  I’ve spent the last 7 years as a State Representative fighting to make sure my constituents in Greeley and Evans get a fair shake at the Capitol.

I didn’t plan on going into politics - I was a junior high math, science, and technology teacher, a Higher-Ed instructor, and I worked in the high tech private sector.  I decided to run for office to help my sister who is severely disabled. I saw the problems she was encountering getting care and I knew she couldn’t be the only one.  I first ran for office to make a difference and fix the system that was mistreating our most vulnerable.  

I’ve been a champion for education funding, an advocate for rural Colorado, and a strong voice for our retirees. Four of my seven years in office, I’ve served on the Joint Budget Committee a select, bipartisan group of lawmakers in charge of writing and balancing our state’s $30 billion budget.  I’ve worked hard to make sure our budget improves the lives of hard-working Coloradans across the state.

As Treasurer, I’ll make sure our money is invested Safely, Transparently, and Productively right here in Colorado and I will work to protect and strengthen PERA so our seniors aren’t left in the cold during retirement. As Treasurer, I’ll work every day to make sure the government works for you.

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