Pam Anderson Still Weighing SOS Run

Jeffco Clerk Pam Anderson (R).

Jeffco Clerk Pam Anderson (R).

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson is apparently still weighing a decision to run for Secretary of State and seek the Republican nomination in 2014. While she hasn't decided what she would do if there is an open seat on the GOP side, she made it clear to Our Colorado News that she wouldn't challenge incumbent Republican Scott Gessler should he forego a run for Governor and instead tackle re-election:

Anderson said that she will “not run against an incumbent,” but that she is keeping all options on the table if Gessler steps aside to pursue a higher office.

“I’m still discussing with my family whether it’s the right thing for me to do personally, to run a statewide campaign,” she said.

Anderson is the head of the Colorado County Clerk’s Association and is seen by many in the GOP establishment as a moderate Republican who would be a change of pace from Gessler, who often is embroiled in controversy and who is seen as a lightning rod in Colorado politics.

“There’s lot of people who I respect and admire, and my county clerks that I work with all the time, who I think would be very supportive (of a secretary of state run),” Anderson said. “And the idea is very appealing to me, because I love this stuff.”

Reading between the lines here, we'd venture to guess that Anderson would likely jump into the race should Gessler announce that he won't run for re-election. Anderson would be a tough opponent for Democrat Joe Neguse, and would at least initially be considered a favorite to win the General Election if she could avoid a primary from the right-wing of the GOP.


7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. n3bn3b says:

    Pam Anderson is a Republican? (hehehe)

  2. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    Would she make a good SoS? I don't think Joe Neguse can win so this office will probably remain Republican. If it changes to someone who does the job well, that will be a nice improvement.

    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      Well there are a lot of decent R County Clerks who take pride in running fair, well organized elections. I'm a great proponent of never electing any R anywhere for anything if it can possibly be helped but if it can't and she's OK with the County Clerks, yeah, she'd  be better than Gessler. Of course, it's hard to imagine anyone who would be as bad as Gessler. I don't even want to think about the possibility that someone could be worse.  Even if Dick Cheney moved to Colorado and wanted to run that would only qualify as just as bad. Nobody actually worse comes to mind. I'm assuming she's not a serial killer or anything.

  3. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    Anderson is a technocrat, in the mold of Donetta Davidson, which is really what is wanted for this office. I voted for Davidson against I think Jim Poltsfut. I knew Davidson's work from petion-gathering, and trusted that she'd do the job without making the office overtly political. Wouldn't it be nice to have a SoS who just called them by the book again?

  4. Hawkeye-X says:

    the next SoS needs to be a Democrat. Removing all the shit that Gessler put together needs to be revoked immediately and then order Gessler to stand trial for his ethics issues and then placed in the worst prison in Colorado for at least 25 years to life.



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