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Bentley Rayburn
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 5
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Campaign website
Bentley Rayburn was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Colorado.[1]


Rayburn is a 31-year Air Force veteran. He was previously the President of Colorado Technical University in Southern Colorado.[2]


Campaign themes


Rayburn's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Defense: "A strong national defense does not require spying on American citizens"
  • Education: "Education decisions belong at the local level"
  • Immigration: "We must fight to protect our borders and put a stop to illegal immigration"
  • Government: "Liberty and free markets are essential for a free and prosperous people"


—Bentley Rayburn's campaign website,



See also: Colorado's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rayburn ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 5th District. Rayburn was defeated by incumbent Doug Lamborn in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 52.6% 38,741
Bentley Rayburn 47.4% 34,967
Total Votes 73,708
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

Campaign donors


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

Bentley Rayburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[6]June 12, 2014$0$84,379$(51,614)$32,765
Running totals


Rayburn is married and has four children and five grandchildren.[2]

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