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|Colorado House of Representatives District, 65|
|January 7, 2015 - Present|
|January 10, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Base salary||$30,000 per year|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Colorado House of Representatives|
|Associate's||Morgan Community College|
|Bachelor's||Colorado State University|
|Master's||Colorado Christian University|
|Place of birth||Fort Morgan, CO|
Becker earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University and his M.B.A. from Colorado Christian University. His professional experience includes working as Executive Director for the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, Adjuster for Farmers Insurance Group, Director of Economic Development for Viaero Wireless and Adjunct Professor at Morgan Community College.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources|
|• Transportation and Energy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Becker served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Appropriations, Vice-chair|
Becker sponsored House Bill 1312, which aims to promote traditional fuels as well as renewable ones. Lawmakers on the House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee voted in favor it in early May 2011.
Becker says the restructuring is needed to be more inclusive of current energy technologies.
‘The point … is to bring everyone to the table—all of our energy sources to the table,” said Becker.
In addition to changing the name of the Governors Energy Office—known as GEO-—to the Colorado Energy Office, the bill also would refocus the mission of the office to promote conventional energy technologies, not just renewable energy technologies, and would reduce the number of state employees under the energy office. Cost efficiencies and market support would be a part of the mission of the office.
Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives 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. Jon Becker was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Becker has announced that he will resign, allowing Jerry Sonnenberg to run for re-election in the new 65th District. Had he decided to run, he would face Sonnenberg in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He will finish out the rest of his current term, ending on January 12, 2013.
Becker faced no opposition in the primary or general election.
In 2010, Becker raised $19,425 in contributions.
No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.
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Becker and his wife, Christal, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "Lawmakers aim to retool former guv’s signature energy agency," Colorado News Agency, May 2nd, 2011
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed May 1, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 25, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 23, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 5, 2014
- "Redistricting causes issues in House Dist. 65," holyokeenterprise.com, January 4, 2012
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Jerry Sonnenberg (R)
|Colorado House District 65
| Succeeded by|
Cory Gardner (R)
|Colorado House District 63
| Succeeded by|
Lori Saine (R)