KC Becker

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KC Becker
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Colorado House of Representatives District 13
Incumbent
In office
November 4, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 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

2014

Becker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[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."

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."

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 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 KC Becker was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael James Hocevar was unopposed in the Republican primary. Becker defeated Hocevar in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKC Becker Incumbent 67.7% 24,136
     Republican Michael James Hocevar 32.3% 11,541
Total Votes 35,677

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]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Becker's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Laurie Albright, President, BVSD Board of Education
  • Suzy Ageton, Deputy Mayor, City of Boulder
  • Matt Appelbaum, Mayor, City of Boulder
  • Macon Cowles, Boulder City Council
  • Stan Garnett, District Attorney, 20th Judicial District
  • Joe Gierlach, Mayor, Town of Nederland
  • George Karakehian, Boulder City Council
  • Tina Marquis, BVSD Board of Education- elect
  • Joe Neguse, CU Regent, CD2
  • Chris Nevitt, Denver City Council
  • Jared Polis, US Congress, CD2
  • Angelika Shroeder, Member, State Board of Education
  • Chuck Sisk, RTD Board of Directors and former Mayor, Town of Louisville
  • Lesley Smith, BVSD Board of Education
  • Marjorie Sloan, Mayor, City of Golden
  • Jim Reed, Member, BVSD Board of Education
  • Debra Williams, Trustee, Town of Superior
  • Ken Wilson, Boulder City Council
  • Faith Winter, Westminster City Council
  • Rachel Zenzinger, Mayor Pro Tem, Arvada City Council

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

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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