Secretary of State of Colorado

Secretary of State of Colorado

Wayne W. Williams

since January 15, 2015
Colorado Department of State
Constituting instrument Colorado Constitution
Formation June 6, 1861
First holder Lewis Weld

The Secretary of State of Colorado is the secretary of state of the state of Colorado in the United States. The office is one of five elected constitutional offices in the state. The current Secretary of State is Wayne W. Williams.


The Secretary of State heads the Colorado Department of State, a principal department of the Colorado state government, which is composed of four divisions:

Secretaries of State of Colorado

Lewis Ledyard Weld 1861
Samuel Hitt Elbert 1862
Frank Hall 1866–1874
John W. Jenkins 1874–1875
John Taffe 1875–1876
William Clark 1876–1879 Republican
Norman H. Meldrum 1879–1883 Republican
Melvin Edwards 1883–1887 Republican
James Rice 1887–1891 Republican
Edward J. Eaton 1891–1893 Republican
Nelson O. McCless 1893–1895 Populist
Albert B. McGaffey 1895–1897 Republican
Charles H.S. Whipple 1897–1899 Democratic
Elmer F. Beckwith 1899–1901 Democratic
David A. Mills 1901–1903 Democratic
James Cowie 1903–1907 Republican
Timothy O'Connor 1907–1909 Republican
James B. Pearce 1909–1915 Democratic
John E. Ramer 1915–1917 Republican
James R. Noland 1917–1921 Democratic
Carl Miliken 1921–1927 Republican
Charles Armstrong 1927–1935 Republican
James Carr 1935-1935 Democratic
George Saunders 1935–1941 Democratic
Walter Morrison 1941–1949 Republican
George Baker 1949–1953 Democratic
Homer Bruce 1953–1955 Republican
George Baker 1955–1963 Democratic
Bryon A. Anderson 1963–1974 Republican
Mary Estill Buchanan 1974–1983 Republican
Natalie Meyer 1983–1995 Republican
Victoria Buckley 1995–1999 Republican
Donetta Davidson 1999–2005 Republican
Gigi Dennis 2005–2007 Republican
Mike Coffman 2007–2009 Republican
Bernie Buescher 2009–2011 Democratic
Scott Gessler 2011–2015 Republican
Wayne W. Williams 2015–present Republican

See also


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