Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn Announces Retirement; Future Plans Not Revealed

Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado declared on Friday that he will not run for office again and that, upon the expiration of his term in January 2025, he will retire.
The congressman made the revelation on Friday morning during Richard Randall’s show on Colorado Springs’ KVOR radio. The formal statement came out on Friday afternoon.

Lamborn has served as the representative for the Colorado Springs metropolitan region since 2007 and the 5th Congressional District of Colorado for nine terms.

In the forthcoming 2024 election, all three Republican-controlled seats become available due to his retirement. Rep. Lauren Boebert, who presently represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District (Western Slope and southern Colorado), announced in late December that she will run for Rep. Ken Buck’s seat in CD-4. Rep. Buck represents Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Douglas County, Eastern Plains, and northeastern Colorado. He announced his retirement from Congress in November 2023.

In Colorado, no incumbent will seek to retain any Republican-held congressional seat.