Colorado House Rep. Donald Valdez has announced his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District, hoping to defeat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in 2022.

Valdez, who unsuccessfully campaigned in 2019 for the seat and withdrew before the primary, joins six other Democrats challenging Boebert, including colleague state Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail. The 3rd Congressional District encompasses the Western Slope, southern Colorado, Pueblo and many of the ski towns in between.

Gregg Smith, Colin Wilhelm, Sol Sandoval, Naziha Karima In’am Hadil and Root Routledge are the others seeking the Democratic nomination.

Valdez of La Jara is in his third term in the Colorado House and is a farmer and rancher. He released a video ad Thursday about his reasons for wanting to replace Boebert, whom he refers to as a QAnon conspiracy theorist. Although Boebert has previously said she is not a believer in the conspiracy theories, she said a month before the primary that she hopes it’s real.