Board Member Elections


State Personnel Board elections are held periodically pursuant to § 24-50-103(3)(B), C.R.S. 

To be eligible to serve on the Colorado State Personnel Board, a person: (1) must be a qualified state elector in the State of Colorado; and (2) may not be an officer or employee of the State of Colorado or of any state employee organization. 

To be eligible to vote in a Board election, a person must be a state certified employee.

Vacancies occurring for elected positions on the Board are announced in advance to employees in all departments of the State of Colorado and information is posted on this web page. In order to be on the ballot for an elected position, eligible candidates must obtain a minimum of 100 verified signatures of certified state employees on official petitions. Certified employees vote electronically for their candidate of choice. The candidate obtaining the most votes is certified as elected to the Board.


The State Personnel Board previously announced on March 25, 2021, that a vacancy will occur on the Board when the final term of elected Board Member Nora Kelly expires on June 30, 2021.  The announcement also included notice of an election to fill the position.  The Board distributed the announcement electronically to all State employees and posted it on the Board’s website.  The announcement set April 30, 2021, as the deadline for candidates to return 100 signatures of certified state employees nominating a candidate to the Board.  

The Board completed its review of the nominating petitions on May 7, 2021.  Candidate David Ruchman was the only person nominated by certified State employees with the requisite number of valid petition signatures.  Mr. Ruchman provided more than the minimum of 100 valid signatures.  No other candidate submitted any nominating petitions.  Therefore, Mr. Ruchman’s nomination is uncontested.  

Since Mr. Ruchman’s nomination is uncontested, there will not be an election as originally scheduled for May 10-28, 2021.  Mr. Ruchman will replace Ms. Kelly as an elected Board Member when Ms. Kelly’s second term expires.  Mr. Ruchman’s term starts on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2024.

Mr. Ruchman is a retired State employee, having served as a Hearing Officer for the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Mr. Ruchman’s experience includes serving on the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors and serving on the First Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission.  Mr. Ruchman is a qualified elector of the State of Colorado and is not an officer or employee of the State or a State employee organization.

Thank you to all the employees who participated in this important process.


The Board will be conducting a Board election in the spring of 2022.  More information will be posted on this website.

If you have any questions about serving as an elected Board member, please contact Rick Dindinger at 303-866-5776 or