Ken Buck

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Ken Buck
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 4
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1985
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Ken Buck campaign logo
Ken Buck is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Colorado. Buck initially planned to run for U.S. Senate but decided to seek election to Cory Gardner's House seat when Gardner announced his entry into the senate race.[1]

Buck previously challenged U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in 2010 and narrowly lost by less than 2 percent.[2]

Biography

Buck graduated from Princeton University and received a law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1985. After law school, Buck worked for Congressman Dick Cheney and as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. He then worked for the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office and Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Since 2004, Buck has been elected Weld County District Attorney three times.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Buck's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • Energy: "All fuels should have a chance to compete at the pump, and the consumer should be the one choosing what fuel blend they want to buy based on price, the environmental impact of the fuel, the convenience, or the efficiency."
  • The Scope of Government: "My world view is a product of my faith, family, friends and life experiences. As a Christian, I believe in the dignity of every human, from conception to natural death. My faith compels me to respect and love everyone, particularly the most vulnerable among us."
  • Healthcare: "America can create a healthcare system that serves all of its citizens by relying less on government intervention and more on incremental changes that promote the doctor patient relationship, patient choice, and competition."

[5]

—Ken Buck's campaign website, http://www.buckforcolorado.com/positions/

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Buck is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 4th District. Buck defeated Barbara Kirkmeyer, Steve Laffey and Scott Renfroe in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[6] He will face Vic Meyers (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Buck 44.2% 32,714
Scott Renfroe 23.9% 17,722
Barbara Kirkmeyer 16.4% 12,155
Scott Laffey 15.4% 11,433
Total Votes 74,024
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Buck's reports.[7]

Ken Buck (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 2, 2013$72,336.59$17.44$(35.10)$72,318.93
July Quarterly[9]July 12, 2013$72,318.93$18.03$(15.12)$72,321.84
October Quarterly[10]October 12, 2013$72,321.84$227,985.01$(53,752.40)$246,554.45
Year-End[11]January 30, 2014$246,554$154,762$(138,969)$262,347
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$262,347$215,028$(323,788)$153,587
Pre-Primary[13]June 12, 2014$153,587$154,086$(163,942)$143,731
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2014$143,731$79,941$(163,342)$60,329
Running totals
$831,837.48$(843,843.62)

Personal

Buck and his wife, Perry, have two children and live in Windsor.[3]

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