Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell is looking for a third term with the Senate but a local educator is looking to take the seat from him.
Mike Miles is one of 3 Democratic candidates running for Campbell's spot at the Capitol.
The assistant superintendent of School District 8 says his campaign started more than 2 years ago.
He says jobs and healthcare top the list of key issues for Colorado voters and thinks the recent spotlight on the Democratic Party may help with his push.
Miles may end up facing some stiff competition. The Colorado Democratic Party is reportedly trying to recruit others to join the race, including Denver's former mayor Wellington Webb.