By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
P.K. Kaiser, also known as Pervaiz Kaiser, has filed paperwork to run as an unaffiliated candidate for the Colorado House District 40 seat now held by the GOP’s Cindy Acree.
Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison became the first independent House member since 1898 when she affiliated away from the Democratic Party earlier this year. Kaiser formerly was a grant accountant III at the Colorado School of Mines, a program coordinator for Denver, and a tax examiner for Colorado, according to his biography on LinkedIn.
Republican voters compose 40 percent of House District 40. Thirty-two percent of voters in the district are unaffiliated, and 28 percent are Democrats. Consequently, State Bill Colorado considers the district as either “less than competitive” or “not at all competitive.” A total of 43 out of 65 House seats are similarly classified. Only 22 are considered “truly competitive.”
State Bill Colorado has updated its election tracker to reflect this candidacy.