Ed Perlmutter


Officials in both parties eye bids to replace Ed Perlmutter in Colorado's 7th District

Several Jefferson County politicians tell Colorado Politics they're deciding whether to jump in the race for the 7th Congressional District after eight-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's surprise announcement on Monday that he won't run for re-election. The potential candidates include two state lawmakers and a county commissioner whose husband...

Ed Perlmutter won’t run for re-election in November

After serving 16 years representing Colorado’s seventh congressional district, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced on January 10 that he would not run for re-election for a ninth term this November. Just two months ago, he had announced he would be a candidate for re-election. Perlmutter’s statement said, “I’ve never...

Ed Perlmutter retires and could contend for CU president's job

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is retiring from Congress, this time for sure.Why it matters: The eight-term lawmaker is a tireless cheerleader for Democrats, and his departure could make the 7th District a battleground this year.Perlmutter is the 26th congressional Democrat to not seek another term.What he's saying: "There comes a time when you pass the torch to the next generation of leaders," Perlmutter said in a statement.The intrigue: A prominent job is open that may interest him: President of the University of Colorado in Boulder, his alma mater."If CU is looking for a president who bleeds black and gold then...

Democrat Brittany Pettersen launches bid for 7th CD seat held by retiring US Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen announced Tuesday she is running to represent Colorado's 7th Congressional District, one day after eight-term U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said he had decided not to seek re-election. “I’ve spent the last decade fighting for working families, public schools, and small businesses,” said Pettersen, a 40-year-old...

Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter joins list of Dems retiring from House

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Democratic congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado announced Monday he will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives next year following the completion of his eighth term. The 68-year-old lawmaker representing Colorado's 7th District, which includes the western parts of the Denver metropolitan area, said in...