Stapleton addressing an audience in 2017.
|Treasurer of Colorado|
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Cary Kennedy|
|Born||April 15, 1974|
|Education||Williams College (BA)
London School of Economics
Harvard University (MBA)
Walker Stapleton (born April 15, 1974) is serving in his second term as Colorado's State Treasurer. He was elected on November 2, 2010 after defeating incumbent Cary Kennedy with 50.73% of the vote and reelected on November 4, 2014, defeating former Congresswoman Betsy Markey and one other candidate, winning 49.9% of the vote.
Currently he is the only two-term Republican elected official serving in a statewide elected office in Colorado.
In 2014, he was named one of America's top 24 rising political stars by the Aspen Institute. He received the Aspen Institute's prestigious Rodel Fellowship, a program designed to bring together elected officials who have demonstrated an outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse.
Walker Stapleton family has been active in Colorado since the early 1900s. Walker graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, and he holds a graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the son of diplomat Craig Roberts Stapleton. His great-grandfather Benjamin F. Stapleton, was a politician who served five terms as mayor of Denver.
Walker, his wife Jenna, son Craig, and daughters Colette and Olivia live in Arapahoe County. His community efforts include serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. His wife Jenna is on the Board of Advisors of ACE Scholarships. Together, on a volunteer basis, they are involved in many other Colorado charities.
|Colorado Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2010|
|Republican||J. J. Ament||174,992||49.10|
|Colorado Treasurer Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Cary Kennedy (inc.)||842,877||49.30|
|Colorado Treasurer Election, 2014|
|Republican||Walker Stapleton (inc.)||979,281||49.87|
|Treasurer of Colorado