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.
ANNOUNCEMENT RE ELECTION PROCESS (DATED MAY 9, 2022)
On March 25, 2022, the State Personnel Board announced that a vacancy will occur on the Board when the term of elected Board Member Patricia Bangert expires on June 30, 2022. 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 29, 2022, as the deadline for candidates to return nominating petitions with at least 100 signatures of certified state employees.
The Board completed its review of the nominating petitions on May 6, 2022. Candidate Euell Thomas was the only person nominated by certified state employees with the requisite number of valid petition signatures. Mr. Thomas provided more than the minimum of 100 valid signatures. As no other candidate submitted any nominating petitions, Mr. Thomas’ nomination is uncontested.
Since Mr. Thomas’ nomination is uncontested, there will not be an election as originally scheduled for May 9-27, 2022. Mr. Thomas will replace Ms. Bangert as an elected Board Member when Ms. Bangert’s term expires. Mr. Thomas’ term starts on July 1, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2025.
Mr. Thomas is a staff attorney with the Colorado Education Association where he represents union members in labor, employment, and collective bargaining matters. He has a B.A. in philosophy from Hendrix College and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder. His legal practice has emphasized labor law and employment law. Mr. Thomas is a qualified elector of the State of Colorado and is not an officer or employee of the state or a state employee organization.
On behalf of the State Personnel Board, thank you to all the employees who participated in this important process.
State Personnel Board