Republican Owen Hill shatters fundraising record in primary race against U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn

State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican, plans to report he's raised $225,000 for his primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a six-term incumbent, eclipsing previous fundraising records in Colorado's 5th Congressional District in the decade since Lamborn has been in office.

The 35-year-old lawmaker will report he has $195,000 cash on hand at the end of the 2nd fundraising quarter, which wrapped up last Friday, Colorado Politics has learned. Of his 359 donors, his campaign said 85 percent are from Colorado, and the rest are mostly members of Hill's extended family.

Congressional candidates are required to file campaign finance reports for the just-concluded quarter with the Federal Election Commission by July 17.

There’s another Emily’s List, and it’s endorsing Republican Owen Hill in the 5th Congressional District

It turns out there’s another Emily’s List endorsing candidates in Colorado this summer, and this one is getting behind state Sen. Owen Hill, the Colorado Springs Republican who’s running for Congress.

That shouldn’t be a surprise, since the list is compiled by Emily Hill, his wife.

EDITORIAL: Law will create equal opportunities for children

"HB1375 will put an end to the practice of depriving charter schools of new tax revenues.

When signed into law, it will require school districts to develop plans in time for the 2019-20 school year to share new tax revenues equitably with charter schools.

Major sponsors of the bipartisan bill include State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, who told us the bill will 'treat all children equally within a district.'

'We will not discriminate if you choose to go to one form of school on one side of the street versus a different form of public school on the other side of the street,' Hill said, as quoted by The Complete Colorado."

Veterans in Colorado will get credit for college courses under bill signed into law Thursday

I am thrilled to announce that last Thursday, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1004, a bill that will grant veterans college credits for military training and experience.

It was an honor to sponsor this bill, as it is a significant step by our state to better help our veterans find good paying jobs in civilian life.

- Owen

Why Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a chance to remember – memorialize – those who have died defending our country. 

We are amazingly blessed to live here in America, celebrating today with friends and family. Just as those who paid the ultimate price did so as their duty, it is our duty to remember them and compel ourselves to live in a way that honors what they fought for.