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Hard-working candidate Chance Hill picks up Regent Heidi Ganahl’s endorsement

Author: Joey Bunch - February 14, 2018 - Updated: February 13, 2018

Chance HillChance Hill, a Colorado Springs candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents, accepts a hug and an endorsement from Heidi Ganahl, the governing board’s at-large member. (Photo courtesy of the campaign)

Chance Hill, the hardest working unopposed candidate in politics, picked up another big endorsement in his bid to represent Congressional District 5 on the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

Heidi Ganahl, the state’s at-large member of the university system governing board, was elected statewide in 2016. She’s viewed as a rising GOP star in the state, as well.

District 5 is El Paso County.

As Colorado Politics has been telling you for months, Hill, a newcomer, is the lone candidate for CU regent spot being vacated by Kyle Hybl, who is term-limited. Hybl was one of the first to endorse Hill, and a long list of other local and state Republicans have as well, so many that our website had to declare a moratorium on his announcements.

Ganahl released a statement about her endorsement:

Dear Friends,

I offer my full support for Chance Hill be to the next CU Regent from Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

Chance is a Constitutional Conservative, a military veteran, and a recent law school graduate–which will enable him to offer a fresh perspective regarding the challenges that current students face.

Chance is on a mission to help instill a campus culture that truly values intellectual diversity and the spirit of free speech. I am certain that he will seek to appoint administrators who also recognize the importance of producing CU graduates who have been exposed to a variety of perspectives before becoming productive citizens in this Constitutional Republic in which we are so fortunate to live.

Moreover, during his recent experience in the college environment, he witnessed first-hand the impact that rising tuition can have on students. Chance will be a strong advocate for finding ways to eliminate wasteful bureaucracy and minimize costs to the maximum extent possible.

Chance also has a passion for wanting to continue the upward trajectory of UCCS, and I am certain that he will work hard to represent the best interests of the voters in the 5th Congressional District.

Chance has my endorsement, my confidence, and my backing to become your next CU Regent.

I encourage you to vote for him and to support him in any way you can at


Heidi Ganahl
CU Regent, Colorado At-Large State Representative

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.