KC Becker

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KC Becker
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Colorado House of Representatives District 13
In office
November 4, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
J.D.Lewis and Clark Law School
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
KC Becker is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 13. She was first appointed to the chamber on October 10, 2013, by a 35-member Democratic vacancy committee from across Colorado State House District 13 to replace Rep. Claire Levy (D), who resigned.[1]

Becker served on the Boulder City Council.

Biography

Becker earned her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in 1991, her M.S. in Real Estate Development and Construction Management and her J.D. with an emphasis in Environmental Law from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1996. Her professional experience includes working with the Department of the Interior's Honors Program on national policy and public land issues and in real estate.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Becker's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

  • Poverty
Excerpt: "I support legislation that protects vulnerable populations by providing access to affordable health care, affordable housing, and access to public benefits and services. I also support legislative efforts to address the cliff effect, which cuts benefits too quickly to those who are trying to regain a foothold by getting jobs. Finally, I believe high quality, well-funded public education is one of the best investments we can make as a state. I support increased funding for a quality public education system in Colorado."
  • Forest Health
Excerpt: "I believe that fire issues should be part of dealt with as part of an overall strategy to manage forests from an ecosystem approach, with forest health as the overall goal. We must protect water sources in our forests, prepare for fires, and support forest restoration and wildfire mitigation, including prescribed burns."
  • Public Health
Excerpt: "I support efforts to increase funding for mental health screenings and treatment capacity and reduction of substance abuse."
  • Energy and the Environment
Excerpt: "Colorado must continue to move strongly toward a cleaner energy future. Climate change is real and is imminent. We must continue to work change our sources of energy, transitioning more quickly to renewables, and to use energy more efficiently.."
  • Death Penalty
Excerpt: "I believe the death penalty system in Colorado is fundamentally broken and should be eliminated. The death penalty is bad policy."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent KC Becker was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael James Hocevar was unopposed in the Republican primary. Becker will face Hocevar in the general election.[4][5]

2013

On October 10, 2013, a 35-member Democratic vacancy committee from across Colorado State House District 13 selected Becker to replace resigning Rep. Claire Levy. Becker beat out two other candidates — Levy's former campaign manager, Tad Kline, and retired consultant and engineer George Clark — for the seat.[1]

Personal

Becker and her husband, Miles, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Claire Levy (D)
Colorado House of Representatives District 13
2013–present
Succeeded by
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