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Bernie Herpin
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Colorado State Senate District 11
In office
2013 - Present
Years in position 1
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First elected September 10, 2013
Term limits8 years
Prior offices
Colorado Springs City Council
Five years
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
Place of birthSt. Petersburg, Florida
Campaign website
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.


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]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place 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, Herpin and Norman Dawson (L) will face off in the general election.[4][5][6]


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?
Approveda Recall9,09450.96%
Candidates nominated to succeed John Morse should he be recalled:
ApprovedaBernie Herpin (R) 8,895 83.2%
DefeateddWrite-in 1,796 16.8%


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


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


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

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Preceded by
John Morse
Colorado State Senate - District 11
Succeeded by