Colorado state legislative districts

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There are a total of 100 seats in the Colorado State Legislature. Between 82 or 83 seats, 17 or 18 in the Colorado State Senate and all 65 in the Colorado House of Representatives, are regularly up for election every two years. Because of the manner in which vacancies are filled, however, extra Senate seats may also be up for election.

Chambers

Senate

The Colorado State Senate is the upper house of the Colorado General Assembly, which is the state legislature of Colorado. The senate includes 35 state senators elected from single-member districts. Each of the 35 districts had an average of 143,691 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 122,893 residents.[2]

House

The Colorado House of Representatives is the lower house of the Colorado General Assembly and meets at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Sixty-five Members make up the lower chamber of the Colorado General Assembly. House members are limited to 4 consecutive terms in office as dictated per Colorado laws and serve two year terms limiting their time in office to a total of eight years.[3] Each member represents an average of 77,372 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 66,173 residents.[2]

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Qualifications

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.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In the event of any vacancy in the Senate, the political party that holds the vacant seat is responsible for deciding a replacement.[4] A vacancy committee consisting of members of the political party holding the vacant seat must conduct an election when deciding an appointee. A simple majority vote of members in the vacancy committee is needed to approve any appointment. The person selected to fill the vacancy serves until the next scheduled general election.

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Colorado legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Colorado Term Limits Act in 1990. That initiative said that Colorado senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms.[3]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Colorado legislature are paid $30,000 per year. They are also given per diem of $183 for members who live more than 50 miles from capitol and $45 for members who live 50 or fewer miles from capitol.[5]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Colorado State Senate.

Colorado State Senate District 1
Colorado State Senate District 2
Colorado State Senate District 3
Colorado State Senate District 4
Colorado State Senate District 5
Colorado State Senate District 6
Colorado State Senate District 7
Colorado State Senate District 8
Colorado State Senate District 9
Colorado State Senate District 10
Colorado State Senate District 11
Colorado State Senate District 12
Colorado State Senate District 13
Colorado State Senate District 14
Colorado State Senate District 15
Colorado State Senate District 16
Colorado State Senate District 17
Colorado State Senate District 18
Colorado State Senate District 19
Colorado State Senate District 20
Colorado State Senate District 21
Colorado State Senate District 22
Colorado State Senate District 23
Colorado State Senate District 24
Colorado State Senate District 25
Colorado State Senate District 26
Colorado State Senate District 27
Colorado State Senate District 28
Colorado State Senate District 29
Colorado State Senate District 30
Colorado State Senate District 31
Colorado State Senate District 32
Colorado State Senate District 33
Colorado State Senate District 34
Colorado State Senate District 35

Qualifications

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.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In the event of any vacancy in the house, the political party that holds the vacant seat is responsible for deciding a replacement.[4] A vacancy committee consisting of members of the political party holding the vacant seat must conduct an election when deciding an appointee. A simple majority vote of members in the vacancy committee is needed to approve any appointment. The person selected to fill the vacancy serves until the next scheduled general election.

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Voters enacted the Colorado Term Limits Act in 1990. That initiative said that Colorado representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four two-year terms.[3]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Colorado legislature are paid $30,000 per year. They are also given per diem of $183 for members who live more than 50 miles from capitol and $45 for members who live 50 or fewer miles from capitol.[5]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Colorado House of Representatives.

Colorado House of Representatives District 1
Colorado House of Representatives District 2
Colorado House of Representatives District 3
Colorado House of Representatives District 4
Colorado House of Representatives District 5
Colorado House of Representatives District 6
Colorado House of Representatives District 7
Colorado House of Representatives District 8
Colorado House of Representatives District 9
Colorado House of Representatives District 10
Colorado House of Representatives District 11
Colorado House of Representatives District 12
Colorado House of Representatives District 13
Colorado House of Representatives District 14
Colorado House of Representatives District 15
Colorado House of Representatives District 16
Colorado House of Representatives District 17
Colorado House of Representatives District 18
Colorado House of Representatives District 19
Colorado House of Representatives District 20
Colorado House of Representatives District 21
Colorado House of Representatives District 22
Colorado House of Representatives District 23
Colorado House of Representatives District 24
Colorado House of Representatives District 25
Colorado House of Representatives District 26
Colorado House of Representatives District 27
Colorado House of Representatives District 28
Colorado House of Representatives District 29
Colorado House of Representatives District 30
Colorado House of Representatives District 31
Colorado House of Representatives District 32
Colorado House of Representatives District 33
Colorado House of Representatives District 34
Colorado House of Representatives District 35
Colorado House of Representatives District 36
Colorado House of Representatives District 37
Colorado House of Representatives District 38
Colorado House of Representatives District 39
Colorado House of Representatives District 40
Colorado House of Representatives District 41
Colorado House of Representatives District 42
Colorado House of Representatives District 43
Colorado House of Representatives District 44
Colorado House of Representatives District 45
Colorado House of Representatives District 46
Colorado House of Representatives District 47
Colorado House of Representatives District 48
Colorado House of Representatives District 49
Colorado House of Representatives District 50
Colorado House of Representatives District 51
Colorado House of Representatives District 52
Colorado House of Representatives District 53
Colorado House of Representatives District 54
Colorado House of Representatives District 55
Colorado House of Representatives District 56
Colorado House of Representatives District 57
Colorado House of Representatives District 58
Colorado House of Representatives District 59
Colorado House of Representatives District 60
Colorado House of Representatives District 61
Colorado House of Representatives District 62
Colorado House of Representatives District 63
Colorado House of Representatives District 64
Colorado House of Representatives District 65


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