Dan Pabon

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Dan Pabon
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Colorado House of Representatives District 4
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
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, 2001
J.D.University of Colorado School of Law, 2005
Personal
ProfessionOctober 18, 1977
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Pabon (b. October 18, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Pabon earned his B.S.M.E. in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2005. His professional experience includes working as a senior associate of Holland and Hart Limited Liability Partnership from 2005 to 2010 and member of the Obama Biden Presidential transition team.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Finance
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pabon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Growing Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "As your representative, my first priority in the legislature will be creating jobs and building a healthy economy."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "I believe that everyone has a right to affordable health care. No exceptions. Almost 800,000 people in Colorado are uninsured, and 180,000 of those are children. As your representative, I will work to make sure that all Coloradans have access to affordable, quality care regardless of preexisting conditions. "

An Open and Accountable Government

  • Excerpt: "As your representative, I will do everything in my power to protect laws limiting special interest money in politics."

Seniors

  • Excerpt: "As our representative to the State House, I will push to restore and expand funding to needed programs and work to reform our tangled budget process to allow Colorado a speedier recovery."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The most important job we have in the state legislature is making sure that our children have the resources they need to succeed. My commitment is to keep education funding focused on the classroom and always with the goal of doing what is best for our kids."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Dan Pabon was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while David W. Dobson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pabon defeated Dobson in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Pabon Incumbent 78.1% 18,593
     Republican David W. Dobson 21.9% 5,226
Total Votes 23,819

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pabon won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 4. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated David William Dobson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Pabon Incumbent 81% 24,860
     Republican David W. Dobson 19% 5,823
Total Votes 30,683

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pabon defeated Jennifer Coken and Amber J. Tafoya in the August 10 primary. He defeated Republican Rick D. Nevin and Libertarian Marc Goddard in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Pabon (D) 13,373
Rick D. Nevin (R) 3,402
Marc Goddard (L) 919

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pabon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pabon raised a total of $93,272 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[7]

Dan Pabon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 4 Won $26,776
2010 Colorado State House, District 4 Won $66,496
Grand Total Raised $93,272

2012

Pabon won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pabon raised a total of $26,776.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Pabon's campaign in 2012
Irizarry, Angelina$400
Dirico, Jennifer$400
Oconnor, Neal$400
Ingham, Kevin$400
Morrissey, Mitchell R$400
Total Raised in 2012$26,776
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pabon won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pabon raised a total of $66,496.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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 "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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.[9]

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 votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Frangas
Colorado House District 4
2011–present
Succeeded by
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