Bernie Herpin

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Bernie Herpin
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Colorado State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected September 10, 2013
Term limits8 years
Prior offices
Colorado Springs City Council
Five years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Master'sWebster University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1965 - 1980
Service branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1980 - 1985
Personal
Place of birthSt. Petersburg, Florida
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bernie Herpin is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in a recall election on September 10, 2013. He was selected to replace John Morse (D).[1] Herpin was sworn in to office on October 3, 2013.[2]

Herpin served on the Colorado Springs City Council for five years.

Biography

Herpin earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas and his M.A. in Computer Resource Management from Webster University. His professional experience includes working as a defense contractor. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1980 and the United States Air Force from 1980 to 1985.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Michael Merrifield was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bernie Herpin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Merrifield defeated Herpin and Norman Dawson (L) in the general election.[4][5][6]

Colorado State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Merrifield 52.2% 18,815
     Republican Bernie Herpin Incumbent 41.5% 14,978
     Libertarian Norman Dawson 6.3% 2,282
Total Votes 36,075

2013

See also: John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)

Herpin won election for Colorado State Senate District 13 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. John Morse. He was selected by local Republican leaders on July 9. The election took pace on September 10.[7][1]

Shall John Morse be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 11?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall9,09450.96%
Retain8,75149.04%
Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
ResultVotesPercentage
ApprovedaBernie Herpin (R) 8,895 83.2%
DefeateddWrite-in 1,796 16.8%

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Herpin's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition
  • Colorado Springs Police Protective Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Colorado
  • National Rifle Association (NRA-PVF)
  • Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance PAC
  • Colorado Farm Bureau PAC
  • Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
  • Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) PAC
  • Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 5
  • Lincoln Club of Colorado
  • Doug Lamborn, Congressman (Dist. 5)
  • Keith King, C.S. City Council President
  • Bob Balink, County Treasurer
  • Sallie Clark, Commissioner (Dist. 3)
  • Dennis Hisey, Commissioner (Dist. 4)
  • Terry Harris, Fmr. Commissioner & County Administrator
  • Merv Bennett, President Pro-tem, C.S. City Council
  • Andy Pico, C.S. Springs City Council (Dist. 6)

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS CAN.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to environmental conservation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills defined by LT as related to "principles of good governance."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "support of reproductive health."
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

Personal

Herpin and his wife, Linda, have three children.[3]

See also

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
John Morse
Colorado State Senate - District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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