Irv Halter

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Irv Halter
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Campaign website
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Irv Halter was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Colorado.[1] Irv Halter lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Halter served in the U.S. Air Force for 32 years, attaining the rank of Major General. He also served the Air Force Academy as Vice Superintendent. After retiring from the Air Force, Halter began working in the private sector at Computer Sciences Corporation.[2]


Campaign themes


Halter's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs and the Economy: "Having been a leader in the Colorado Springs business community, Irv knows what it takes to create jobs and get our economy moving. It begins with a fair tax code that does not penalize success. And, it includes regulatory reform so small businesses are not over-burdened."
  • Healthcare: "Irv knows that America has the best doctors, nurses and medical researchers in the entire world, but our health care system is broken. It is hard to figure out what is covered and costs continue to go up."
  • Guns: "A gun owner himself, Irv is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Irv also believes that with 2nd Amendment rights comes the responsibility to reduce gun violence in our nation. This is why Irv supports a federal law that requires background checks on all potential gun buyers."
  • Supporting our Troops: "As a 32-year veteran of the Air Force and a retired general officer, Irv has committed his life to defending our nation. He was privileged to serve with the finest people our nation has produced, and wants to value that service by guaranteeing they have the best training and equipment, while ensuring they and their families are fairly compensated for their service."
  • Veterans: "Our Veterans have earned the respect and gratitude of the nation for protecting our freedom at home and abroad. That gratitude must be shown by supporting earned benefits and enabling access to medical care and post-service training opportunities."


—Irv Halter's campaign website,



See also: Colorado's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Halter ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 5th District. Halter won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, unopposed.[5] He was defeated by incumbent Doug Lamborn (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 59.8% 157,182
     Democratic Irv Halter 40.2% 105,673
Total Votes 262,855
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Halter's reports.

Irv Halter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[7]October 14, 2013$0$121,023$(37,857)$83,166
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$83,166$55,214$(28,640)$109,739
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$109,739$165,095$(57,402)$217,432
Pre-Primary[10]June 12, 2014$217,432$109,054$(61,791)$264,695
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2014$264,695$69,217$(14,872)$319,041
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2014$319,041$191,617$(147,233)$363,425
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