Crisanta Duran

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Crisanta Duran
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Colorado House of Representatives District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver
J.D.University of Colorado School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Crisanta Duran 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.

Biography

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, Executive Assistant for Family Star, Fellow for Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court, and Political Director for the Senator Mark Udall United States Senate campaign in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Budget

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Duran's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job Creation
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."
  • New Energy Economy
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."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Crisanta Duran was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ronnie Nelson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Duran will face Nelson in the general election.[1][2]

2012

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 Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Ronnie Nelson (R) and Victor Forsythe Villacres (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCrisanta Duran Incumbent 74.3% 20,483
     Republican Ronnie Nelson 21.9% 6,027
     Green Victor Forsythe Villacres 3.8% 1,058
Total Votes 27,568

2010

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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Crisanta Duran (D) 13,668
Ronnie Nelson (R) 4,148

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Crisanta Duran's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 5 Won $29,843
2010 Colorado State House, District 5 Won $76,494
Grand Total Raised $106,337

2012

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
AFSCME$1,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Total Raised in 2012$29,843
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Duran won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Duran raised a total of $76,494.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[5]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[6]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS CAN.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to environmental conservation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills defined by LT as related to "principles of good governance."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "support of reproductive health."
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Judd
Colorado House District 5
2011–present
Succeeded by
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