Chance Hill announces Buck and bucks in CU regent’s race

Author: Joey Bunch - October 17, 2017 - Updated: October 17, 2017

Chance Hill Ken BuckKen Buck, at left, is endorsing Chance Hill in the University of Colorado Board of Regents race next year. (Photo courtesy of the campaign.)

Chance Hill, the lone candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents from the Congressional District 5, tipped off Colorado to his bucks and his endorsement from Ken Buck Tuesday.

Hill’s campaign finance disclosure report will show $41,034 in donations. He has loans of $7,000 and expenses totaling $7,537.

That leaves him with a healthy $40,501 in cash on hand for the race, if one materializes.

The Republican political newcomer has sewn up some impressive endorsements so far: Secretary of State Wayne Williams, Rep. Clarice Navarro and current CU Regent Kyle Hybl, who is term-limited from running for re-election.

Buck, the Weld County district attorney before being elected to Congress to represent Colorado’s District 4 in 2014, added his name to Hill’s list Tuesday.

The congressman for District 5, Doug Lamborn, has not announced an endorsement in the race.

Here’s Buck’s endorsement letter:

I wholeheartedly endorse Chance Hill to be the next CU Regent from Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

Chance understands that we must instill the next generation with a sense of what it means to be American–and that a proper education lies at the foundation of that cause.

America was founded on certain values that have informed our national character since our inception: individual liberty, self-government, and the value of free expression and belief.

Unfortunately, many universities throughout this country have forgotten that fostering true intellectual diversity — in an environment in which everyone learns about different viewpoints in the marketplace of ideas–is central to the mission of an institution of higher learning.

We must push back against the groupthink Leftist culture that dominates our college campuses — not to indoctrinate students into subscribing to an alternative worldview, but to challenge them to independently form their own opinions after being exposed to a variety of perspectives.

That effort will continue with the right leadership of our CU System–and I believe that Chance is the right person from District 5 to help steer the ship. He is a strong Constitutional Conservative, and he will not be afraid to challenge liberal entrenched interests and needless bureaucracy.

Chance has excelled professionally in the military and in the CIA, and I also expect him to do well in the CU arena. I encourage you to learn more about Chance at and to help him in this endeavor.

He has my full support.


Congressman Ken Buck, Colorado’s 4th Congressional District
Author, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think”

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.