Republican Congressional District 5 Vacancy Committee Recommends Ken Montera and Mitchell Roth as Candidates to Fill CU Regent Vacancy
Greenwood Village, Colorado – This morning, the Colorado GOP Congressional District 5 Vacancy Committee adopted a resolution to recommend two candidates, Ken Montera and Mitchell Roth, as qualified replacements to fill the current vacancy in the University of Colorado Regent position for CD-05.

“I want to congratulate both Mitchell Roth and Ken Montera for stepping up and placing their names in the ring for public leadership. I can vouch that they are both great individuals who would serve the people of CD-05 well as a CU Regent. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Chance Hill for his years of leadership both in our party and to the people of Colorado. We wish him and his wife well in their future endeavors. I urge Governor Polis to strongly weigh the recommendations of the COGOP CD-05 vacancy committee as he makes his decision.” – COGOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown

“Congressional District 5 is a Republican District and it should be represented by a Republican.  We have two qualified candidates who both have the backing of the CD5 Committee, and it will be undemocratic and unfair if Governor Polis does not pick one of them to fill the vacancy of outgoing Republican Regent Chance Hill.  We urge Governor Polis to select one of these two excellent candidates.” – CD-05 Chairman and CU Graduate Gregory Carlson


Ken Montera is a third generation southern Coloradoan who attended CU Boulder on a scholarship and graduated with a major of marketing and international business.  He has 33 years of increasing responsibility at the Executive Committee Level in 4 Fortune 200 companies. Most recently, he worked as Chief Retail Officer for Limited Brands, a $13 billion specialty retailer.  He was the Republican candidate for CU Regent At-Large and received over one million votes statewide in 2018 and is currently the Vice Chair of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra.

Mitchell Roth is a sixth generation Coloradoan who graduated from Chaparral High School in Parker, CO and Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. A seasoned business leader and entrepreneur in Colorado Springs, he is the cofounder and CEO of Roth Industries and cofounder and Board of Directors member of B Entertainment, parent company to Boot Barn Hall, Bourbon Brothers, and Buttermilk.