Secretary of State Record

Wayne Williams is the only qualified candidate for Secretary of State.
Dedicated Public Service:
  • 2015-Current, Colorado Secretary of State
  • 2011-15, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder
  • 2003-11, El Paso County Commissioner
  • 1998-Current, Small Business Owner, Law Offices of Wayne Williams
The primary responsibilities of the Secretary of State include overseeing Colorado’s elections and handling the registration and filings of Colorado businesses and charities.
Wayne Williams is the only candidate for Secretary of State who has actually run an election.
As Secretary of State, Wayne has overseen all state primary, coordinated, recall and general elections in Colorado since 2015. Under Wayne’s leadership, Colorado has earned multiple awards and accolades for election efficiency and security.
In 2016, when Russian hackers attempted to interfere with U.S. elections, Colorado was ready. “The state invested in security when the only reward was public trust, not national interests.” (Gazette 8/5/18)
Prior to becoming Secretary of State, Wayne served as the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, where he received such high praise for his ability to run safe, fair and clean elections, that Colorado County Commissioners, both Democrat and Republican, asked him to oversee their county elections!
Wayne Williams is the only candidate for Secretary of State who has experience registering businesses and charities.
Wayne has helped create an environment where Colorado businesses can thrive. Since becoming Secretary of State, Colorado has added over 100,000 businesses, thanks in part to an inexpensive and easy process available to Coloradans to start new businesses. Working with Governor John Hickenlooper, Wayne rolled out, to make it even easier.
To ensure that Colorado businesses are positioned for success, Wayne has continued to slash fess. Colorado is the cheapest place in America to renew a business, at a cost of $10.
Wayne Williams is the only candidate for Secretary of State that understands that there is nothing political about running clean elections and making it easy for Coloradans to start new businesses.
Wayne Williams’ re-election is being supported by people across the political spectrum. Among them are County Clerk and Recorders that include Republicans, both Unaffiliated Clerks and many of the Democrats.
While some candidates for the office might aim to turn the Colorado Secretary of State’s office into a hyper-partisan office that only seeks to serve one political party or agenda, Wayne understands the necessity to serve all Coloradans fairly and equally.
Since becoming Secretary of State, Wayne has earned the respect of Coloradans of all political persuasions because they know that he is a principled leader who puts good policy above politics and works to serve the needs of the people of Colorado.
Wayne is also recognized nationally. Democrat Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State and President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, said "I’ve seen firsthand how Wayne Williams has worked across the aisle to bring people together. Wayne works with both Democrats and Republicans to protect our nation’s elections and to ensure the right to vote. That why I asked him to serve again on the NASS executive board."