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Shawn Mitchell

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Shawn Mitchell
Colorado State Senate, District 7
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of California-Berkeley
Shawn Mitchell is a former Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 23 from 2005 to 2013. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004.


Mitchell earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. His professional experience includes working as a Senior Fellow at Independence Institute, Special Counsel for Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton and private practice attorney for Denver and Adams County.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mitchell served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mitchell served on these committees:


  • Prohibiting state recognition of state workers' employee unions [1]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Mitchell was ineligible to run for re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012 due to term limits.


On November 4, 2008, Mitchell was elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Joseph A. Whitcomb (D).[2]

Mitchell raised $106,869 for his campaign, while Whitcomb raised $144,262.[3]

Colorado State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Mitchell (R) 45,001
Joseph A. Whitcomb (D) 38,896

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shawn Mitchell's campaign in 2010
Apartment Association Of Metro Denver$1,000
Wells Fargo$400
Colorado Bioscience PAC$400
Total Raised in 2010 $2,900


In 2008, Mitchell collected $106,869 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Association Of Realtors $4,000
Naiop Colorado Chapter $3,400
Homes For All Coloradoans Cmte $3,000
Lincoln Club Of Colorado $2,000
Broomfield County Republicans $1,325


Mitchell and his wife, Yvette, have seven children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 23
Succeeded by
Vicki Marble (R)