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Jon Becker

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Jon Becker
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Colorado House of Representatives District, 65
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000 per year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
District 63
2011-2013
Education
Associate'sMorgan Community College
Bachelor'sColorado State University
Master'sColorado Christian University
Personal
Place of birthFort Morgan, CO
ProfessionAdjunct Professor
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jon Becker is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 65. He previously served in the chamber, representing District 63 from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

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
Appropriations
Transportation and Energy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Energy

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.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[6]

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Becker faced no opposition in the primary or general election.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Becker raised $19,425 in contributions.[7]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.

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Personal

Becker and his wife, Christal, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Sonnenberg (R)
Colorado House District 65
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Cory Gardner (R)
Colorado House District 63
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Lori Saine (R)