George Rivera

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George Rivera
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Colorado State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected September 10, 2013
Term limits8 years
Education
High schoolPueblo Catholic High School (1966)
Personal
ProfessionPolice Officer (Retired)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
George Rivera is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in a recall election on September 10, 2013. He was selected to replace Angela Giron (D).[1] Rivera was sworn in to office on October 3, 2013.[2]

Biography

Rivera's professional experience includes working as the Deputy Chief of the Pueblo Police Department.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Rivera's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Less Business Regulations

  • Excerpt: "Jobs and economic growth come about when small businesses, the engines that drive job growth, are freed from over-regulation and high taxes. And higher taxes, disguised as fees, will never fund everything that everyone wants from government."

Protect Our 2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "When the right of citizens to arm themselves is infringed upon it is the honest law abiding citizens who will suffer."

Sensible Renewable Energy Standards

  • Excerpt: "Renewable energy is great but we must moderate the mandates for higher renewable energy standards that will cause undue hardship to people living in neighboring communities like Pueblo West."

Responsible School Funding

  • Excerpt: "Let local school districts decide the best use of state allocated funds when educating our children. Don’t tie school funding to inappropriate mandates."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate 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. Leroy M. Garcia, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent George Rivera was unopposed in the Republican primary. Garcia defeated Rivera in the general election.[5][6][7]

Colorado State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeroy M. Garcia, Jr. 54.9% 27,813
     Republican George Rivera 45.1% 22,814
Total Votes 50,627

2013

See also: Angela Giron recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)

Rivera won election for Colorado State Senate District 3 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. Angela Giron. The election took place on September 10, 2013.[3][8][1]

Shall Angelo Giron be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 3?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall19,35556.01%
Retain15,20143.99%
Candidates nominated to succeed Angela Giron should se be recalled:
ResultVotesPercentage
ApprovedaGeorge Rivera (R) 19,301 88.16%
DefeateddWrite-in 2,592 11.84%

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[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 "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.[10]

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."

Personal

Rivera and his wife, Kathryn, have five children. Rivera was born in Puebla in 1948 and has lived there since.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Angela Giron (D)
Colorado State Senate - District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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