Kathleen Curry

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Kathleen Curry
Colorado House of Representatives District 61
Former member
In office
ProfessionCo-Owner, Tomichi Creek Natural Beef, Inc
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Kathleen Curry is a former nonpartisan member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 61 from 2005 to 2011. Curry served as Speaker Pro Tempore before she left the Democratic party.

In December 2009, Curry dropped her Democratic affiliation and officially became nonpartisan.[1]


Curry's professional experience includes working as the co-owner of Tomichi Creek Natural Beef, Incorporated, Manager with the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, Water Rights Specialist with Wright Water Engineers and Physical Scientist with the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

She is a member of the Colorado Water Foundation Board, Colorado Water Resources Research Institute Advisory Board and the Gunnison Cattlewomen's Association.[2]

Committee assignments


Curry did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Curry's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
  • HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement
  • HB 09-1326 - Integrity Of Citizen-Initiated Petitions

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Curry ran in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 61. She was defeated by Millie Hamner (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMillie Hamner Incumbent 47.4% 19,621
     Republican Debra Irvine 34.1% 14,124
     Independent Kathleen Curry 13.8% 5,732
     Libertarian Ellen Temby 2.7% 1,132
     American Constitution Party Robert E. Petrowsky 1.9% 783
Total Votes 41,392


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Curry lost re-election to the 61st District seat in 2010. She was defeated by Democrat Roger Wilson in the general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 61 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Wilson (D) 9,657
Kathleen Curry (L) 9,298
Luke Korkowski (R) 8,987


On November 4, 2008, Curry won re-election to the 61st District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[5]

Curry raised $24,384 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Below are Curry's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,900
AFSCME $1,000
Copic Insurance $1,000
Ken & Emily Ransford $800

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Preceded by
Colorado House District 61
Succeeded by
Roger Wilson