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Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District is heavily Democratic territory, as Rep. Joe Neguse looks to fend off Marshall Dawson

Neguse, a Democrat, has held the seat centered on famously liberal Boulder since 2019

John Aguilar
The Denver Post
Marshall Dawson (left) and Boulder congressman Joe Neguse speaking on March 22, 2022, in Boulder.
Marshall Dawson/Courtesy photo, Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post

Rep. Joe Neguse will vie for a third term in Congress on Nov. 8, facing off against Republican challenger Marshall Dawson in the heavily blue district centered on famously liberal Boulder County.

Neguse, a Democrat, has held the 2nd Congressional District seat since 2019, taking the place of Gov. Jared Polis when Polis moved into the governor’s mansion after the 2018 election. Neguse served as a University of Colorado regent before unsuccessfully running for Colorado Secretary of State in 2014.

Neguse has taken on wildfire prevention and mitigation as a top line issue, especially after the Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in his district late last year. He has also pushed forward gun control legislation in the wake of the March 2021 Boulder King Soopers shooting that left 10 people dead.



Dawson, a Kentucky native, is a tech worker who has worked for IBM and now works for Advanced Micro Devices. He moved to Colorado 25 years ago and has served as a vice chairman of the Boulder County Republicans.

On his campaign website, Dawson said he would try to cut spending “where it makes sense to do so” to tamp down inflation. He is also calling on firing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over what he says was her ineptitude in responding to rising prices. Dawson wants to resume construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and “integrate nuclear power into America’s energy infrastructure.”



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