|Colorado House of Representatives District 5|
| January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position ||2|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Denver|
|J.D.||University of Colorado School of Law|
is a Democratic
member of the Colorado House of Representatives
, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In 2004, she was a volunteer for the Ken Salazaar United States Senate Campaign.
Duran earned her B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish from the University of Denver and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as a legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, as executive assistant for Family Star, as a fellow for Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court, and in 2008, she was political director for the Senator Mark Udall United States Senate campaign.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Duran served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Duran served on these committees:
Duran's website lists the following isssues:
- Excerpt: "Successful job growth depends on ensuring that Colorado has a fair and reasonable tax structure, affordable housing, access to quality healthcare that drives down high costs, convenient and efficient transportation and a strong education system."
- Corporate Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "I will work to keep state government and those who benefit from your tax dollars accountable by consolidating duplicate programs and demanding results to the policy issues that face us."
- Local Business Development and Growth
- Excerpt: "I believe we must support local companies during this economic downturn and make it easier to start a small business."
- Excerpt: "As jobs are created in the renewable energy sector, we must ensure there is a plan for continued job growth in the industry."
- Stabilize Colorado's Budget
- Excerpt: "Evaluate increasing revenue through corporate taxes but not for working class families in this tough economy."
- Create Jobs that can Pay Bills
- Excerpt: "Ensure corporate accountability by evaluating those that receive tax incentives are actually creating stable jobs."
- Excerpt: "I will work to expand access to early childhood education because it gives students the best chance to have long term success. I will seek to ensure our schools are well funded and able to provide a quality education for all of Colorado's children. I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Excerpt: " I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Excerpt: "I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that Colorado continues to lead the nation and world in the New Energy economy."
- Excerpt: "I support equal rights for all people regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation."
- Promoting Renewable Energy and Protecting the Environment
- Excerpt: "Conservation issues are a top priority of mine. We need to promote Colorado's New Energy Economy by creating quality green jobs."
- See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012
Duran won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 5. She ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. She defeated Ronnie Nelson (R) and Victor Forsythe Villacres (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
||Crisanta Duran Incumbent
|| Ronnie Nelson
|| Victor Forsythe Villacres
- See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010
Duran defeated Mark Thrun in the August 10 primary. She defeated Republican Ronnie Nelson in the November 2 general election.
| Colorado House of Representatives, District 5 General election (2010)
| Crisanta Duran (D)
| Ronnie Nelson (R)
Comprehensive donor information for Duran is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duran raised a total of $106,337 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.
Duran won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Duran raised a total of $29,843
|Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Crisanta Duran's campaign in 2012|
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)||$1,097|
|AFSCME Council 76||$1,000|
|Colorado Association Of Realtors||$700|
|Total Raised in 2012||$29,843|
|Source:Follow the Money
Duran won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Duran raised a total of $76,494
|Colorado House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Crisanta Duran's campaign in 2010|
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte||$4,125|
|American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees||$2,500|
|Colorado Education Association||$2,125|
|Denver Classroom Teachers Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$76,494|
|Source:Follow the Money
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