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Congressional District 7 Candidate Forum

September 30, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University for a Candidate Forum highlighting Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District candidates.

As the November mid-terms approach, Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District is one of the few elections in the state to not have an incumbent running for office. This Candidate Forum seeks to give the candidates running for this seat an opportunity to interact with voters and discuss the issues that matter most to them.


  • Erik Aadland (R)
  • Brittany Pettersen (D)*

*Brittany Pettersen has not confirmed her participation in the event at this time. The event will occur even if a candidate does not participate.

Congressional District 7 Candidate Forum
Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00 am – 10:30 am MT
Leprino Hall – Room 170/172
Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party for public office.

About Erik Aadland:

Erik Aadland served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain in 2011 and receiving two Bronze Stars. After his military service, Aadland pursued a career in oil and natural gas. He became a Project Manager overseeing the onshore construction of the Leviathan Project in Dor, Israel.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and received his master’s degree in Depth Pyschology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Aadland and his wife have three children.




About Brittany Pettersen

Brittany Pettersen currently services as Colorado State Senator for District 22. Prior to her election to the Colorado Senate, Pettersen work for New Era Colorado, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging young people in government. She was elected to the Colorado Senate in 2013, where she has served as the Chair of the House Education Committee.

She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO.

Pettersen and her husband have one son.





September 30, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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