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Hello Coloradans!

"I am running for Governor because I have a plan and vision for Colorado on day one. I want to leave a legacy of accomplishments for our State, enhancing the lives of everyday Coloradans, achieved during my tenure as the next Governor of Colorado." - Erik 

Erik Underwood is a Coloradan that has great government experience, as a former United States Senate Staffer in Washington, D.C. Erik came from a single parent household from challenging circumstances. Being the oldest child of six, Erik had to learn early on to lead. His background as an entrepreneur in digital content and mobile platform technology (CEO & Founder of My24), taught him to value innovation. Erik wants to take that entrepreneurial leadership experience to become the next Governor of Colorado. He has Solutions with a Vision for Colorado...Not Soundbites.  

Erik has plans to:

1. Repeal Tabor 

2. Create Free College Program called, The Colorado Hope Grant

3. Implement Urban and Rural Economic Plan called, CRUAHMI

Please see Issues Page for more in-depth information.

"I will be a strong and deliberate Governor. Leadership starts from the top. The State of Colorado currently has a great economy, but so many Coloradans are getting left behind and getting left out of economic opportunities. We have to include the forgotten people beyond the Front Range, Eastern Plains, and others who do not have access to opportunities. My job as a leader and as Governor, will be to ensure that the system in Colorado works for everyone. We have a beautiful State and I will fight to make sure that it stays beautiful for the next generation."

Caucus for Erik!


 -Erik Monroe Underwood

 Your Next Governor for Colorado 


Campaign Videos

 Erik Underwood was featured on Gov. Jesse Ventura's TV show, "The World According to Jesse" that broadcasts on RT - 10/20/2017 Episode 7. Looking gubernatorial, see Erik in action taking on tough questions from Gov. Ventura.


 Erik Underwood (D) and Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter (R) Go Head to Head at Colorado's First Governor's Debate at the Aspen Institute Held by the 2017 Nexus Conference - The Debate Starts at 43:00 on the Video below


Erik Underwood (D) and Ron Paul (R) at the 2017 Nexus Aspen Conference Talk About the Need for Bipartisanship


Erik Underwood on September 14th, 2017 @CSPERA Forum



Erik Underwood @ Pueblo, Colorado Democratic Picnic on September 9th, 2017


Erik Underwood on August 30th, 2017 @ State Democratic Party Governors Reception





Friday, October 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Gov. Jesse Ventura Interviews Erik Underwood on his new show, The World According to Jesse.

Erik Underwood takes on Gov. Jesse Ventura's questions on his show, " The World According to Jesse". Watch Erik right now and see why he is ready to lead Colorado! Click here for full video


Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 AM

Westword Article - Meet Erik Underwood...Running for Governor as a Democrat

Westword Article - 10/19/2017

Erik Underwood, a tech-industry pro who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat after his 2016 run for the U.S. Senate fell short, is a candidate for Colorado governor in 2018. In the following in-depth conversation, Underwood talks about overcoming an impoverished childhood en route to a successful business career and the details of his ambitious agenda for the state......He left the Republican Party after Donald Trump earned the GOP's presidential nomination last year, but he stresses that he's always been a moderate — and he believes his positions on free college, immigration, hemp, criminal-justice reform, the repeal of the TABOR Amendment and more are capable of appealing to independents as well as voters on either side of the major-party political divide.

Get to know him better below.....

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Democrat Erik Underwood Goes Head to Head In Colorado's First Governor's Debate Against Republican

Erik Underwood takes on Republican Lew Gaiter at the Aspen Institute in Colorado's first Governor's debate held by the Nexus Conference. Gov. Jesse Ventura co-moderated with Christina Tobin, and Erik Voorhees.

Monday, September 11, 2017 12:29 AM

Underwood Has a New Plan and Initiative to Use Hemp to Bring Back Jobs in Rural and Urban Colorado

For Immediate Press Release:

Erik Underwood has a new plan to bring back middle class jobs to rural and urban Colorado. The Plan is called: Colorado Rural Urban Agricultural Hemp Manufacturing Initiative [CRUAHMI]. Erik says, "Some Coloradans are getting left behind in our great economy here in our State; we have to create jobs and opportunities for Coloradans with access to fewer career choices. Giving Colorado a Chance to Lead Globally Through Economic Innovations. ” –Erik

To date, Underwood is the only gubernatorial candidate to have a plan to bring back  jobs to rural and urban Colorado. True to his campaign theme, "Outward - Inward", Erik plans to keep his promise to those getting left out of our great economy.

The Problem: Lost jobs in rural and urban Colorado, the need for high paying jobs, and entrepreneurial opportunity for a new multibillion dollar economy and cash crop. Also, the need to reduce environmental short falls of cutting down trees, which takes longer to produce than hemp.

The Solution: To create an agricultural and manufacturing initiative that will make Hemp an exportable cash crop for Colorado, creating jobs in hard hit rural counties. Through this initiative, Colorado will generate billions of dollars in new revenue from hemp. This new tax base can help improve our schools, roads, and create more job opportunities, lifting more Coloradans out of poverty.

Uses From Hemp: Clothing, Shoes, Rope, Paper, Tee Shirts, Pants, Socks, Furniture, Construction, Beauty Products, and so many more manufactured items.

Friday, August 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Underwood Lays out Plan for Colorado

His campaign motto is “Outward Inward,” a nod to representing rural Colorado just as much as its inner cities, he says. 

Underwood joins a Democratic primary field that includes former Sen. Mike Johnston, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, Intertec Plastics CEO Noel Ginsburg, and Boulder Congressman Jared Polis. Three lesser known candidates, Adam Garrity, Moses Humes, and Michael Schroeder, have also filed paperwork to run.

Underwood for Governor

E-Mail: Team@ErikUnderwood.Com

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