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Cindy Acree
Colorado House of Representatives District 40
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sCottey College, 1975
Bachelor'sSouthern Methodist University
OtherMSJA, University of Devner
Place of birthPasadena, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Personal website
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Cindy Acree is a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 40 from 2009 to 2013.


Acree earned her A.A. in Fine Arts/Political Science from Cottey College in 1975, her B.A. in History/Political Science/Social Science Research from Southern Methodist University and her M.S.J.A. in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver. Her professional experience includes owning Protektmark, LLC, teaching at the University of Denver College of Law and serving as a board member and chairman of the board of the Colorado Neurological Institute.

Committee assignments


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


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


Acree did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[1]

Acree's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1097 - Alternative Medicaid Program For Elderly
  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Cindy Acree endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Acree ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 40. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. She was defeated by John Buckner (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn W. Buckner 57.2% 20,163
     Republican Cindy Acree Incumbent 42.8% 15,106
Total Votes 35,269


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Acree ran for re-election to the 40th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. She then defeated Libertarian James W. Phelps and Independent Pervaiz Kaiser. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Acree won election to the 40th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Karen Wilde (D).[3]

Acree raised $40,286 for her campaign, while Wilde raised $9,739.[4]

Colorado State House, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cindy Acree (R) 24,276
Karen Wilde (D) 17,363

Campaign donors


In 2010, Acree raised $25,499 in contributions.[5]

Her largest contributor was the Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee, which donated $1,000 to her campaign.


Below are Acree's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Assoc of Realtors $2,000
Colorado CU Political Act Cmte $400
CO Republican Party $400
Maxie Carpenter $400
Bruce D Benson $400


Acree and her husband, Robert, have three children.

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Preceded by
Colorado House District 40
Succeeded by
John Buckner (D)