AURORA | State Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, announced Thursday she would step down as senate minority leader. State Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, is expected to take over that position when Democratic caucus members meet next week.
Carroll filed federal election forms Tuesday, making official her race for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District seat, currently held by Republican Mike Coffman. Though she is stepping down from a leadership role with the Senate, Carroll — who is term-limited — plans to serve through the end of her term ending in 2016.
She told the Aurora Sentinel in an interview Monday that she didn’t feel it was fair to the state’s Democratic caucus to not be able to devote her full attention to the role while running a competitive campaign.