Kathleen Curry is an independent candidate for the Colorado legislature this year. She had been a Democratic member of the Colorado House, and in 2009 had switched to become an independent. At the time Colorado refused to let any independent candidate on the ballot if he or she had been a member of a qualified party at any time during the preceding year, so she was not permitted to be on the November 2010 ballot. She had run as a write-in in November, and had come very close to winning. She is running as an independent again this year, and she should have no trouble getting on the ballot.
Ironically, the legislature passed her bill in 2009 to ease the independent candidate restriction, but the bill did not take effect in time to help her. Instead it went into effect in 2011.