Diane Mitsch Bush

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Diane Mitsch Bush
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Colorado House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
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 limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota (1975)
Ph.D.University of Minnesota (1979)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Diane Mitsch Bush is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Bush earned her B.A. in Sociology from University of Minnesota in 1975 and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from University of Minnesota in 1979.[1] Her professional experience includes working as Research Assistant for the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota Instructor from 1971 to 1976, Small Business Proprietor in Steamboat Springs from 1977 to 1978, Tenure Track Assistant Professor for the Department of Sociology, University of Arizona from 1978 to 1982, Tenure Track Assistant Professor for the Department of Sociology, Colorado State University from 1982 to 1984, Tenured Associate Professor for the Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins from 1984 to 1993, Associate Professor of Social Sciences for Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus, Steamboat Springs from 1993 to 1995 and Professor of Social Sciences for Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus from 1995 to 2004.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources
Transportation and Energy

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 Diane Mitsch Bush was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Charles McConnell defeated David Moloney in the Republican primary. Bush, McConnell and Thom Haupt (L) will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

Colorado House of Representatives District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles McConnell 59.8% 1,962
David Moloney 40.2% 1,318
Total Votes 3,280

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mitsch Bush won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 26. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Charles McConnell (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiane E. Mitsch Bush 55.8% 18,470
     Republican Chuck McConnell 44.2% 14,637
Total Votes 33,107

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bush is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bush raised a total of $45,956 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Diane Mitsch Bush's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 26 Won $45,956
Grand Total Raised $45,956

2012

Bush won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bush raised a total of $45,956.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diane Mitsch Bush's campaign in 2012
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Bush, Diane E Mitsch$3,464
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$2,000
Colorado Conservation Voters$1,650
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)$1,575
Total Raised in 2012$45,956
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

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

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Kerr (D)
Colorado House of Representatives District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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