Irene Aguilar

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Irene Aguilar
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Colorado State Senate, District 32
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
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 electedJanuary, 2011
Term limits8 years
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Irene Aguilar is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 32. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2011, when she replaced Chris Romer who resigned to run for Mayor of Denver.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Issues

Jerry's kids bill

Jeanne Nicholson sponsored a bill in the 2011 session to give right of way throughout Colorado to police officers and firefighters who approach passing motorists for Jerry's Kids on Labor Day weekend.

Senate bill 270, approved by the Senate Local Government Committee, clarifies when and where public-safety personnel, such as firefighters, can solicit funds from motorists. Local governments would be required to approve permit applications submitted by firefighters to do their fundraising on roadways.

Nicholson contends her bill is really about public safety.

“As long as we can say when and where—this bill protects firefighters and others by law,” said Nicholson. “Because they are professionals, they are aware of the public-safety of the situation.”

The measure overrules local laws and authority in this matter.

Sen. Ellen Roberts said passage of the proposed measure would “open a Pandora’s Box.” Sen. Irene Aguilar, who is also concerned, said she would support SB270 for the time being but would seek additional input.

“I am voting yes because I came in here today saying I would but will need to talk more with (legislative staff),” said Aguilar.

Sen. Bill Cadman opposed the bill and said the measure raised a question of local control—and a constitutional one.

“(SB-270) is a total usurpation of local control. It tries to carve out an exemption from local laws, for a specific group, raising serious constitutional issues,” said Cadman. “It’s a good public service but bad public policy…the ends don’t justify the means.”[2]

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. Incumbent Irene Aguilar was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Dawne Murray was unopposed in the Republican primary. Aguilar defeated Murray and Darrell Dinges (L) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Colorado State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Aguilar Incumbent 64.3% 35,852
     Republican Dawne Murray 31.1% 17,356
     Libertarian Darrell Dinges 4.6% 2,560
Total Votes 55,768

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Aguilar won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 32. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Roger Logan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Colorado State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Aguilar Incumbent 70.1% 47,995
     Republican Roger D. Logan 29.9% 20,505
Total Votes 68,500

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Aguilar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Aguilar raised a total of $79,232 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[8]

Irene Aguilar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 32 Won $79,232
Grand Total Raised $79,232

2012

Aguilar won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Aguilar raised a total of $79,232.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Irene Aguilar's campaign in 2012
Aguilar, Irene$8,000
Balcerovich, Steven V$400
Pena, Cindy L$400
Irwin, Louis$400
Thiel, Dianne$400
Total Raised in 2012$79,232
Source:Follow the Money

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

Aguilar and her husband, Thomas, have three children.[11]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Romer
Colorado State Senate District 32
2011–present
Succeeded by
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