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Judd Choate

Judd Choate

Director, Division of Elections, Colorado Department of State

Dr. Judd Choate is the state elections director for Colorado. Prior to joining the Colorado Department of State, Judd practiced election law at the Denver firm of Kelly Garnsey Hubbell & Lass. He also served as a law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alex J. Martinez and as a summer clerk for Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For several years prior to law school, Judd was a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, where he taught courses on campaigns and elections. Judd is the author of a book and several peer-reviewed articles on political behavior. He is in line to be the 2017 president of the National Association of State Election Directors.

He has a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and both a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Purdue University. In a previous life, Judd was a scout for the Kansas City Royals.

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