Cheri Jahn

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Cheri Jahn
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Colorado State Senate, District 20
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Cheri Jahn is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Jahn served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. In 2008, she served as Speaker Pro Tempore.[1]


Jahn earned her paralegal degree from the Community College of Denver in 2003. Her professional experience includes owning Colorado Housekeeping Services.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor and Technology, Chair


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



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Cheri Jahn was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Larry Queen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jahn, Queen and Chris Heismann (L) will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Jahn defeated David Ruchman in the August 10 primary. She defeated Republican John Odom in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 20 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cheri Jahn (D) 23,238
John Odom (R) 21,421

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jahn is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jahn raised a total of $149,142 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Cheri Jahn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $23,693
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 20 Won $125,449
Grand Total Raised $149,142


Jahn was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jahn raised a total of $23,693.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cheri Jahn's campaign in 2012
Copic Small Donor Cmte$4,000
Colorado Medical Society$1,500
Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association$600
Holder, R Wayne$400
Chase, Scott M$400
Total Raised in 2012$23,693
Source:Follow the Money


Jahn won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jahn raised a total of $125,449.


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In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[6]


In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[7]


Jahn has three children.[1]

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Preceded by
Maryanne Keller
Colorado State Senate District 20
Succeeded by