June 19, 2017: Joe Neguse has announced that he plans to resign as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on Monday, June 26, 2017, to run for a seat in Congress that represents the Boulder-Fort Collins area. Neguse, 33, has led the department since June, 2015. The department oversees oversees energy, banking and financial services, securities, insurance, real estate, telecommunications, transportation and licensed professionals, and includes the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Neguse plans to seek the Second Congressional District seat now held by fellow Democrat Jaren Polis, who has announced a run for Governor. The Second District includes all or part of Boulder, Larimer, Gilpin, Grand, Summit and western Jefferson counties. Neguse previously represented the Second District on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. He ran unsuccessfully for Colorado Secretary of State in 2014, losing to Wayne Williams, Republican.