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Andrew Romanoff

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Andrew Romanoff
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 6
Speaker, Colorado House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
Bachelor'sYale University (1989)
Master'sHarvard University (1993)
J.D.University of Denver
BirthdayAugust 24, 1966
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionTeacher, Analyst
Campaign website
Andrew Romanoff (b. August 24, 1966, in Washington, D.C.) is a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in the 6th Congressional District of Colorado. Romanoff is a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives, serving four terms from 2000-2008, including two terms as Speaker of the House.[1]


Romanoff was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Columbus, Ohio.[2] He graduated with a B.A. from Yale University in 1989, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1993. He also holds a law degree from the University of Denver.

He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, and works as an instructor at the Community College of Aurora.[3]


  • 2010: Ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate
  • 2005-2009: Speaker of the House, Colorado State House of Representatives
  • 2003-2004: Minority Leader, State House
  • 2000-2008: Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives
  • 1997-1998: Policy Analyst, Former Governor of Colorado Roy Romer
  • 1993-1997: Senior Associate, Greenberg Baron Simon and Miller Incorporated




See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014

Romanoff is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Colorado. Romanoff is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. He declared his candidacy on February 1, 2013.[4]

Romanoff is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which is designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[5]

Race background

Republican incumbent Mike Coffman's narrow re-election victory in 2012 signaled to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that Colorado's 6th District is vulnerable to partisan switch in 2014. As of January 2013, the DCCC was already at work recruiting Democrats to take on incumbents in targeted districts. According to a Roll Call report released on Jan. 22, the DCCC capitalized on the elite guest lists at events surrounding the presidential inauguration to vet potential candidates in three promising congressional districts, including Romanoff, who had already been considering a bid for the 6th District seat.[6] The 6th District became significantly more hospitable to Democratic candidates after 2011, when it was redrawn to include nearly as many Democratic and unaffiliated voters as Republican voters.[7] Romanoff made his candidacy official on Feb 1.[8]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Romanoff's reports.

Andrew Romanoff (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$0.00$514,477.46$(21,786.07)$492,691.39
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$492,691.39$506,169.24$(80,444.03)$918,416.60
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$918,416.60$524,871.09$(108,787.59)$1,334,500.10
Year-End[12]January 29, 2014$1,334,500$458,943$(123,826)$1,669,617
Running totals


In 2008, Governing magazine named Romanoff as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for his bipartisan approach as speaker in addressing the Colorado's budget problems.[13] Other honorees included Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[14]

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