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Brittany Pettersen
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Colorado House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Metro State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brittany Pettersen is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 28. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Pettersen earned her B.A. in Political Science from Metro State University. Her professional experience includes working for New Era Colorado, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging youth in government and politics.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pettersen served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pettersen's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Improving Access to High Quality, Affordable Education

  • Excerpt: "In the next session, I will continue to push for legislation that improves the quality of public schools, reduces class sizes, increases access to high quality early childhood education and provides tuition assistance to low- and middle-income college students."

Creating Jobs for Colorado Citizens

  • Excerpt: "While the economy is Colorado is improving, our work is nowhere close to being done. In the legislature, I will focus on building a stronger and more secure middle class through advocating strongly for good-paying jobs, incentivizing job creation right here in Colorado and supporting Coloradan workers with the skills and education they need to secure employment."

Support for Seniors

  • Excerpt: "I have seen first hand the struggles of my own grandmother and my senior neighbors in Lakewood. Through access to services such as transportation and housing I will continue to work to ensure that all senior citizens in our state can continue to age with dignity and enjoy a high quality of life right here in Colorado."

Ensuring a High Quality of Life For Coloradans

  • Excerpt: "As a Colorado native, I grew up with a love for the outdoors. Like all Coloradans, I value our natural resources including clean air, beautiful rivers and the Rocky Mountains. In order to preserve these resources for the next generation, I will continue to support legislation that keeps our air and water clean, allows for the transition to sustainable energy, preserves green spaces in Colorado and reduces the risk of future wildfires."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Brittany Pettersen was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stacia Kuhn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pettersen will face Kuhn in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pettersen won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 28. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Amy Attwood (R) and Niles Aronson (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrittany Pettersen 52.7% 19,603
     Democratic Amy Attwood 42.9% 15,968
     Libertarian Niles Aronson 4.4% 1,618
Total Votes 37,189

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pettersen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pettersen raised a total of $137,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Brittany Pettersen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 28 Won $137,438
Grand Total Raised $137,438

2012

Pettersen Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pettersen raised a total of $137,438.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brittany Pettersen's campaign in 2012
Colorado Democratic Party$14,091
Jefferson County Education Association$4,500
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,250
Colorado Wins Sdc$4,250
Total Raised in 2012$137,438
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

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

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 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.[8]

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 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."

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Pettersen's endorsements included the following:[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Kerr (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
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