Mike Foote

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Mike Foote
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Colorado House of Representatives District 12
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Master'sJosef Korbel School of International Studies
J.D.University of Colorado School of Law
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Foote is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Foote earned his B.S. from Indiana University, his M.S. from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver, and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Foote served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Legal Services
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs


Campaign themes


Foote's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "Our first priority should be getting people back to work and creating sustainable jobs in this state. Many of our other challenges – budget pressures, education funding, the stretching of the social safety net – stem from our high unemployment."
  • Our Environment
Excerpt: "Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”): oil and gas companies should not be allowed to pursue hydraulic fracturing in our neighborhoods until they prove it is safe. There are many valid concerns about water and other environmental damage that must be adequately addressed. At the same time, at the state legislature I will work to strengthen statewide regulations, inspections, and enforcement and push for more local control over drilling operations."
  • Our Democracy
Excerpt: "Our campaign finance system is out of control. Statewide candidates must raise millions of dollars to be competitive. Remarkably, the Supreme Court has indicated that money is the same as speech and corporations are the same as people. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "We must make sure our children receive a high quality education. By any measure, our K-12 and higher education systems are severely underfunded. While the level of state funding is not the only factor determining school success, undoubtedly it does not help when school budgets are significantly cut year after year."



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 Mike Foote was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Foote won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 12. He defeated Angie Layton in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Russ Lyman (R) and Matthew Webber (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Foote 64.5% 27,114
     Republican Russ Lyman 30.5% 12,816
     Libertarian Matthew A. Webber 5.1% 2,139
Total Votes 42,069
Colorado House of Representatives, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Foote 53.7% 3,381
Angie Layton 46.3% 2,918
Total Votes 6,299

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, raised a total of $73,557 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[6]

Mike Foote's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 12 Won $73,557
Grand Total Raised $73,557


Foote won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Foote raised a total of $73,557.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Foote's campaign in 2012
Colorado Medical Society$4,584
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,250
Boulder County Democratic Party$1,500
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)$1,000
Boulder Valley Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$73,557
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[7]


In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[8]


In 2012, Foote's endorsements included the following:[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matt Jones (D)
Colorado House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by