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2010 Election Wrap-Up

 

On the federal level, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet won re-election on a very narrow margin.  Incumbent Representatives John Salazar and Betsy Markey lost their re-election bid, giving Republicans two additional seats in the U.S. Congress.  At the national level, Republicans took control of the U.S. House, gaining 60 seats.  The U.S. House is now composed of 239 Republicans and 189 Democrats. Democrats narrowly held on to their lead in the U.S. Senate, losing six seats. The U.S. Senate is now composed of 53 Democrats, 46 Republicans and 1 independent who is expected to caucus with the Republican Party.

 

John Hickenlooper won the Colorado governor's race. Races for state treasurer, attorney general and secretary were highly contended, with Republicans winning all three seats in the end.

 

The state legislature saw some major changes in this election, with the state house shifting from a Democratic majority to a Republican majority.  Democrats maintained control of the state senate.  The balance of a Republican house and Democratic senate means that most successful legislation this term will have to be of a bipartisan nature.

 

Almost every Colorado ballot initiative failed.  Several of the ballot initiatives would have had adverse implications on dental care through reduced funding for the dental school, Medicaid and other critical programs.

 

As mentioned, a full list of the winning candidates for each federal and state-level elected position is provided below.  Please look through the list below and let us know if you have a relationship with any elected official. Personal relationships with legislators are key to success on legislative issues.

 

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Federal Races

U.S. Senator

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator

Mark Udall

U.S. Rep District 1

Diana DeGette

U.S. Rep District 2

Jared Polis

U.S. Rep District 3

Scott Tipton

U.S. Rep District 4

Cory Gardner

U.S. Rep District 5

Doug Lamborn

U.S. Rep District 6

Mike Coffman

U.S. Rep District 7

Ed Perlmutter

 

State Races

Governor

John Hickenlooper

Lt. Governor

Joe Garcia

Treasurer

Walker Stapleton

Attorney General

John Suthers

Secretary of State

Scott Gessler

 

State Senate

S01

Greg Brophy

Wray

S02

Kevin Grantham

Las Animas

S03

Angela Giron

Denver

S04

Mark Scheffel

Parker

S05

Gail Schwartz

Denver

S06

Rep. Ellen Roberts

Hesperus

S07

Rep. Steve King

Grand Junction

S08

Al White

Hayden

S09

Rep. Kent Lambert

Colorado Springs

S10

Bill Cadman

Colorado Springs

S11

John Morse

Colorado Springs

S12

Keith King

Colorado Springs

S13

Scott Renfroe

Greeley

S14

Bob Bacon

Fort Collins

S15

Kevin Lundberg

Berthoud

S16

Jeanne Nicholson

Silverthorne

S17

Brandon Shaffer

Longmont

S18

Rollie Heath

Boulder

S19

Evie Hudak

Westminster

S20

Cheri Jahn

Wheat Ridge

S21

Betty Boyd

Lakewood

S22

Mike Kopp

Littleton

S23

Shawn Mitchell

Broomfield

S24

Lois Tochtrop

Thornton

S25

Mary Hodge

Brighton

S26

Linda Newell

Littleton

S27

Nancy Spence

Centennial

S28

Suzanne Williams

Aurora

S29

Morgan Carroll

Aurora

S30

Ted Harvey

Highlands Ranch

S31

Patrick Steadman

Denver

S32

Chris Romer

Denver

S33

Mike Johnston

Denver

S34

Lucia Guzman

Denver

S35

Joyce Foster

Denver

 

State House

H01

Jeanne Labuda

Denver

H02

Mark Ferrandino

Denver

H03

Daniel Kagan

Denver

H04

Dan Pabon

Denver

H05

Crisanta Duran

Denver

H06

Lois Court

Denver

H07

Angela Williams

Denver

H08

Beth McCann

Denver

H09

Joe Miklosi

Denver

H10

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

Niwot

H11

Deb Gardner

Boulder

H12

Matt Jones

Louisville

H13

Claire Levy

Boulder

H14

Janak Joshi

Colorado Springs

H15

Mark Waller

Colorado Springs

H16

Larry Liston

Colorado Springs

H17

Mark Barker

Colorado Springs

H18

Pete Lee

Manitou Springs

H19

Marsha Looper

Calhan

H20

Amy Stephens

Monument

H21

Bob Gardner

Colorado Springs

H22

Ken Summers

Lakewood

H23

Max Tyler

Denver

H24

Sue Schafer

Wheat Ridge

H25

Cheri Gerou

Evergreen

H26

Andy Kerr

Denver

H27

Libby Szabo

Arvada

H28

Jim Kerr

Littleton

H29

Robert Ramirez

Arvada

H30

Kevin Priola

Henderson

H31

Judy Solano

Brighton

H32

Edward Casso

Denver

H33

Donald Beezley

Denver

H34

John Soper

Thornton

H35

Cherilyn Peniston

Westminster

H36

Su Ryden

Aurora

H37

Spencer Swalm

Centennial

H38

Kathleen Conti

Littleton

H39

David Balmer

Centennial

H40

Cindy Acree

Aurora

H41

Nancy Todd

Aurora

H42

Rhonda Fields

Aurora

H43

Frank McNulty

Highlands Ranch

H44

Chris Holbert

Denver

H45

Carole Murray

Castle Rock

H46

Sal Pace

Pueblo

H47

Keith Swerdfeger

Pueblo West

H48

Glenn Vaad

Denver

H49

BJ Nikkel

Larimer, Weld counties

H50

Jim Riesberg

Greeley

H51

Brian DelGrosso

Loveland

H52

John Kefalas

Fort Collins

H53

Randy Fischer

Fort Collins

H54

Ray Scott

Grand Junction

H55

Laura Bradford

Collbran

H56

Christine Scanlan

Dillon

H57

Randy Baumgardner

Hot Sulphur Springs

H58

Don Coram

Cortez

H59

J. Paul Brown

Durango

H60

Tom Massey

Poncha Springs

H61

Roger Wilson

Gunnison

H62

Edward Vigil

Alamosa

H63

Jon Becker

Yuma

H64

Wes McKinley

Walsh

H65

Jerry Sonnenberg

Sterling

 

Ballot Initiatives

 

Amendment 60 (Prop. Tax, Schools)

FAILED

Amendment 61 (Gov't Borrowing)

FAILED

Amendment 62 (Personhood)

FAILED

Amendment 63 (Healthcare Choice)

FAILED

Proposition 101 (Taxes - Vehicle, Telecomm)

FAILED

Proposition 102 (Secured Bonds)

FAILED

Amendment P (Games of Chance)

FAILED

Amendment Q (Temp Seat Gov't)

PASSED

Amendment R (Tax Exemption Poss. Interest)

FAILED



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