Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Colorado House of Representatives2014 Colorado State Senate Elections
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.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 17 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Jeanne Labuda Electiondot.png Democratic House District 1
Mark Ferrandino Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2
Mark Waller Ends.png Republican House District 15
Amy Stephens Ends.png Republican House District 19
Bob Gardner Ends.png Republican House District 20
Sue Schafer Electiondot.png Democratic House District 24
Cheri Gerou Ends.png Republican House District 25
Cherylin Peniston Electiondot.png Democratic House District 35
Spencer Swalm Ends.png Republican House District 37
Frank McNulty Ends.png Republican House District 43
Chris Holbert Ends.png Republican House District 44
Carole Murray Ends.png Republican House District 45
Leroy Garcia, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 46
Randy Fischer Electiondot.png Democratic House District 53
Jared Wright Ends.png Republican House District 54
Ray Scott Ends.png Republican House District 55
Jerry Sonnenberg Ends.png Republican House District 65

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Colorado House of Representatives:

Colorado House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 65 65

Qualifications

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Article 5, Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states: No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty­-five years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the county or district in which he shall be chosen; provided, that any person who at the time of the adoption of this constitution, was a qualified elector under the territorial laws, shall be eligible to the first general assembly.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 (21.5%) of the 65 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats and eleven Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 51 (78.5%) of the 65 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 33: Incumbent Dianne Primavera (D) will face Marijo Tinlin (R) in the general election. Primavera won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 47: Incumbent Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R) will face the Democratic nominee in the general election. Navarro-Ratzlaff won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 59: In a 2012 rematch, incumbent Michael McLachlan (D) will face J. Paul Brown (R) in the general election. McLachlan won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 3: Incumbent Daniel Kagan (D) will face Candice Benge (R) in the general election. Kagan won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 22: Justin Everett (R) was challenged in the Republican primary by Loren Bauman. Mary K. Parker (D) will face the Republican nominee in the general election. Everett won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 27: Incumbent Libby Szabo (R) will face Wade Michael Norris (D) in the general election. Szabo won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 28: Incumbent Brittany Pettersen (D) will face Stacia Kuhn (R) in the general election. Pettersen won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 29: In a 2012 rematch, incumbent Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) will face Robert Edgar Ramirez (R) in the general election. Kraft-Tharp won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Nancy Cronk (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jack Tate defeated Michael Fields in the Republican primary. Retiring incumbent Spencer Swalm (R) won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Two (3.1%) incumbents faced primary competition on June 24. Seventeen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 46 (70.8%) incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Seventeen (26.2%) incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 48 (73.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, six Democrats and eleven Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: As of August 12, 2014, Colorado has not yet released a certified list of general election candidates.

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on August 12, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Note: Incumbent Jeanne Labuda (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Lontine
Republican Party Raymond Garcia
Libertarian Party David Hein
Independent Jon Biggerstaff

District 2

Note: Incumbent Mark Ferrandino (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alec Garnett
Republican Party Jon Roberts

District 3

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel Kagan Approveda - Incumbent Kagan first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Kagan
Republican Party Candice Benge

District 4

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dan Pabon Approveda - Incumbent Pabon first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Pabon
Republican Party David W. Dobson

District 5

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Crisanta Duran
Republican Party Ronnie Nelson

District 6

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Lois Court Approveda - Incumbent Court first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lois Court
Republican Party Jeff Krump

District 7

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Angela Williams
Republican Party Jason DeBerry
Independent Elet Valentine

District 8

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Beth McCann Approveda - Incumbent McCann first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beth McCann
Republican Party Jeffery Washington

District 9

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Paul Rosenthal Approveda - Incumbent Rosenthal first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Rosenthal
Republican Party Celeste R. Gamache

District 10

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

District 11

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jonathan Singer
Republican Party Charlie Plagainos
Libertarian Party Bill Gibson

District 12

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mike Foote Approveda - Incumbent Foote first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Foote

District 13

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • KC Becker Approveda - Incumbent Becker first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party KC Becker
Republican Party Michael James Hocevar

District 14

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dan Nordberg Approveda - Incumbent Nordberg first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Carlson
Republican Party Dan Nordberg

District 15

Note: Incumbent Mark Waller (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lois A. Fornander
Republican Party Gordon Klingenschmitt

District 16

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Janak Joshi Approveda - Incumbent Joshi first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Macoubrie
Republican Party Janak Joshi

District 17

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas "Tony" Exum, Sr.
Republican Party Kit Roupe
Libertarian Party Susan Quilleash

District 18

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Pete Lee Approveda - Incumbent Lee first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Lee
Republican Party Michael Schlierf

District 19

Note: Incumbent Amy Stephens (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Paul Lundeen

District 20

Note: Incumbent Bob Gardner (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Terri Carver

District 21

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lois Landgraf Approveda - Incumbent Landgraf first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lois Landgraf

District 22

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary K. Parker
Republican Party Justin Everett
Libertarian Party Lynn Weitzel

District 23

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Max Tyler Approveda - Incumbent Tyler first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Max Tyler
Republican Party Jane Barnes
Libertarian Party Michael Beckerman

District 24

Note: Incumbent Sue Schafer (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jessie Danielson
Republican Party Joseph Demott

District 25

Note: Incumbent Cheri Gerou (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janet Doyle
Republican Party Jon Keyser
Libertarian Party Jack Woehr

District 26

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Mitsch Bush
Republican Party Charles McConnell
Libertarian Party Thom Haupt

District 27

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Libby Szabo Approveda - Incumbent Szabo first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wade Michael Norris
Republican Party Libby Szabo
Libertarian Party Niles Aronson

District 28

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brittany Pettersen
Republican Party Stacia Kuhn

District 29

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Republican Party Robert Edgar Ramirez
Libertarian Party Hans Romer

District 30

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jenise May Approveda - Incumbent May first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jenise May
Republican Party JoAnn Windholz

District 31

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph A. Salazar
Republican Party Carol "Jody" Beckler

District 32

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dominick Moreno
Republican Party Edgar Antillon

District 33

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dianne Primavera
Republican Party Marijo Tinlin
Libertarian Party Carter Reid

District 34

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Steve Lebsock Approveda - Incumbent Lebsock first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Lebsock
Republican Party Alexander "Skinny" Winkler

District 35

Note: Incumbent Cherylin Peniston (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Faith Winter
Republican Party Mike Melvin

District 36

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Su Ryden Approveda - Incumbent Ryden first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Su Ryden
Republican Party Richard J. Bowman

District 37

Note: Incumbent Spencer Swalm (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Cronk
Republican Party Jack Tate

District 38

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Bowen
Republican Party Kathleen Conti

District 39

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Clark Huff
Republican Party Polly Lawrence

District 40

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Buckner Approveda - Incumbent Buckner first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Buckner
Republican Party JulieMarie A. Shepherd
Libertarian Party Geoff Hierholz

District 41

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jovan Melton Approveda - Incumbent Melton first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jovan Melton

District 42

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Rhonda Fields Approveda - Incumbent Fields first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhonda Fields
Republican Party Mike Donald

District 43

Note: Incumbent Frank McNulty (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry M. Barlow
Republican Party Kevin M. Van Winkle

District 44

Note: Incumbent Chris Holbert (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Jae Smith
Republican Party Jack Hilbert
Libertarian Party Lily Williams

District 45

Note: Incumbent Carole Murray (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon W. Wicks
Republican Party Patrick Neville
Libertarian Party James L. Jeansonne

District 46

Note: Incumbent Leroy Garcia, Jr. (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daneya Esgar
Republican Party Brian Mater

District 47

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lucretia "Robbie" Robinson
Republican Party Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff

District 48

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stephen Humphrey

District 49

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Perry L. Buck

District 50

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dave Young Approveda - Incumbent Young first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Young
Republican Party Isaia Aricayos
Libertarian Party Justin Borowski

District 51

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian DelGrosso

District 52

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joann Ginal Approveda - Incumbent Ginal first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joann Ginal
Republican Party Donna Walter

District 53

Note: Incumbent Randy Fischer (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Arndt
Republican Party Tim Bessler

District 54

Note: Incumbent Jared Wright (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brad Webb
Republican Party Yeulin Willett
Libertarian Party Kyle Davis
Independent James "J.J." Fletcher

District 55

Note: Incumbent Ray Scott (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher Kennedy
Republican Party Daniel Thurlow

District 56

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kevin Priola Approveda - Incumbent Priola first assumed office in 2013.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vicki A. Snider
Republican Party Kevin Priola
Libertarian Party Chris Baerns

District 57

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Rankin Approveda - Incumbent Rankin first assumed office in 2013.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Rankin
Libertarian Party Sacha Mero

District 58

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Don Coram Approveda - Incumbent Coram first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Coram

District 59

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael McLachlan
Republican Party J. Paul Brown

District 60

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party James "Jim" Wilson
Independent Curtis Imrie

District 61

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Millie Hamner Approveda - Incumbent Hammer first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Millie Hamner
Republican Party Debra Irvine
Libertarian Party Mac Trench

District 62

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ed Vigil Approveda - Incumbent Vigil first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Vigil
Republican Party Marcy Freeburg

District 63

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dustin Urban
Republican Party Lori Saine

District 64

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Timothy Dore Approveda - Incumbent Dore first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Timothy Dore

District 65

Note: Incumbent Jerry Sonnenberg (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jon Becker

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