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Colby Schwartz
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma City University (1995)
Personal
BirthdayApril 8, 1974
Place of birthOklahoma City, Oklahoma
ProfessionSales Representative, Sepracor
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael 'Colby' Schwartz (b. April 8, 1974) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served as Deputy Majority Whip and Assistant Majority Whip.

Biography

Schwartz earned his B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma City University in 1995. His professional experience includes working as a sales representative and an independent consultant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Budget
Calendar
Energy and Aerospace
Insurance
Utility and Environmental Regulation, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schwartz ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 43. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schwartz won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He faced J. P. Hemminger (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7][8][9]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Colby Schwartz (R) 10,491
J. P. Hemminger (D) 2,393

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schwartz won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[10] $46,444 was raised for this campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Colby Schwartz is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Colby Schwartz raised a total of $316,886 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[12]

Colby Schwartz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 43 Won $90,198
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 43 Won $131,724
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 43 Won $46,444
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 43 Won $48,520
Grand Total Raised $316,886

2012

Colby Schwartz won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Colby Schwartz raised a total of $90,198.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Colby Schwartz's campaign in 2012
Chickasaw Nation$3,000
Pfizer$3,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$2,000
Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association$1,500
Reynolds American Inc$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$90,198
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Colby Schwartz won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Colby Schwartz raised a total of $131,724.

2008

Colby Schwartz won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Colby Schwartz raised a total of $46,444.

2006

Colby Schwartz won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Colby Schwartz raised a total of $48,520.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Colby Schwartz endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

Personal

Schwartz and his wife, Brenda, have two children, Campbell and Harper.[1]

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