Don Coram

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Don Coram
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Colorado House of Representatives District 58
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
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
Personal
Place of birthMontrose
ProfessionRancher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Don Coram is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Coram served as 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Montrose County Central Committee.

Biography

Coram's professional experience includes working as a rancher and a miner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Farmers' market

Coram co-sponsored Senate Bill 258 with Sen. Gail Schwartz and Rep. Edward Vigil. It passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in late April 2011. The measure allows non-perishable food such as baked goods, jams, jellies and eggs to be sold at farmers markets and similar venues by vendors who produce the goods in their home kitchens.

The committee modified some of the provisions, such as the types of foods, some regulatory items, and the addition of labeling requirements for egg sellers. The measure went to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration after it passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.[1]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Don Coram was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Coram won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 58. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Tammy Theis (D) and Jeff Downs (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Coram Incumbent 62.1% 22,071
     Democratic Tammy Theis 32% 11,385
     Libertarian Jeff P. Downs 5.9% 2,095
Total Votes 35,551

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Coram was uncontested in the primary election. He defeated James Perrin (D) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 58 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Coram (R) 20,275
James Perrin (D) 11,196

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coram is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Coram raised a total of $48,408 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Don Coram's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 58 Won $23,722
2010 Colorado State House, District 58 Won $24,686
Grand Total Raised $48,408

2012

Coram won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Coram raised a total of $23,722.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don Coram's campaign in 2012
Andrews, Dave & Terry$800
Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association$800
Brown, Robert & Pat$800
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Colorado & Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association$600
Total Raised in 2012$23,722
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Coram won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Coram raised a total of $24,686.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[6]

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[7]

Personal

Coram has a wife, Dianna.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Tipton
Colorado House District 58
2011–present
Succeeded by
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