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Betty Boyd

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Betty Boyd
Colorado State Senate, District 21
Former member
In office
2006 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUpsala College
Date of birth09/16/1943
Place of birthManchester, CT
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Betty Boyd (b. September 16, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 21 from her appointment in 2006 to 2013. She served as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Boyd previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006.


Boyd attended Fairfield University in 1965 and earned her B.A. in Sociology from Upsala College in 1965. Her professional experience includes working as Director of the Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry and Director of Campaigns and Development for Caring Connection.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyd served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyd served on these committees:



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Boyd was ineligible to run for re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012 due to term limits.


On November 4, 2008, Boyd was elected to the 21st District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Natalie Menten (R).[1]

Boyd raised $143,583 for her campaign, while Menten raised $11,761.[2]

Colorado State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Betty Boyd (D) 33,304
Natalie Menten (R) 22,732

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Betty Boyd's campaign in 2010
Colorado Dental Association$400
QC Holdings$200
American Insurance Association$200
Colorado Physical Therapy$100
Colorado Bioscience$100
Total Raised in 2010 $1,000


In 2008, Boyd collected $143,583 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Committee of New York $29,500
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $6,250
Jefferson County Education Association $4,450
Colorado Association Of Public Employees $4,400


Boyd and her husband, Douglas, have two children.

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Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 21
Succeeded by
Jessie Ulibarri (D)