Congress Elections

Rep. Ken Buck to Leave Congress by the End of Next Week

Colorado Congressman Ken Buck will be stepping down early from his seat he planned to retire from at the end of his term.

Buck, who serves Colorado’s 4th District, put out the following statement:

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Colorado’s 4th District in Congress for the past 9 years. I want to thank them for their support and encouragement throughout the years.

Today, I am announcing that I will depart Congress at the end of next week. I look forward to staying involved in our political process, as well as spending more time in Colorado with my family.”


Late last year, Buck announced he would not run for re-election, citing “insidious narratives” surrounding January 6th as one reason for his decision. Buck was a strong critic of Republicans who said the 2020 election was stolen.

Buck was one of eight Republicans who voted to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position and ultimately gave his support to current Republican Speaker Mike Johnson.

With Buck leaving Congress early, the Republican majority narrows to 218 compared to the Democrats 213. Three vacancies also exist, meaning Republicans can only lose two votes.

To date, 11 Republican candidates have filed to run for the seat, including Rep. Lauren Boebert, who currently represents Colorado’s 3rd District but announced earlier this year that she would run for the 4th District seat instead.

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