Sue Schafer

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Sue Schafer
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Colorado House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Master'sColorado State University
OtherEd.D. University of Northern Colorado
Personal
Place of birthPortland, ME
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Sue Schafer is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Schafer earned her B.S. in Social Studies and French from the University of Nebraska, her Principal's License from Colorado State University, her M.A. in Counseling/Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Ed.D. in Curriculum from the University of Northern Colorado. Her professional experience includes working as a small business owner, public school teacher, state curriculum director and legislative intern to the Colorado House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Insurance and Environment, Vice Chair
Public Health Care and Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Colorado Senate Bill 57

As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Schafer voted against Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures. Schafer received substantial campaign contributions from the Jefferson County Education Association, which lobbied against the bill's passage.[1]

Schafer's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1224 - No Gender Individual Health Ins Rates
  • HB 09-1273 - Health Care For Colorado
  • HB 09-1276 - Delay Foreclosure Residential Property

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

Political courage tests

Schafer 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.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schafer won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 24. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated E. V. Leyendecker (R) and Christian Althen (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]


Colorado House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue Schafer Incumbent 58.5% 23,639
     Republican E.V. Leyendecker 36.5% 14,757
     Libertarian Christian Althen 4.9% 1,981
Total Votes 40,377

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schafer ran for re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Schafer defeated Clint Webster (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 24 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Schafer (D) 13,298
Clint Webster (R) 9,739

2008

On November 4, 2008, Schafer won election to the 24th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Cheryl Palm (R).[4]

Schafer raised $58,112 for her campaign, while Palm raised $36,451.[5]

Colorado State House, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Schafer (D) 18,232
Cheryl Palm (R) 11,068

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schafer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schafer raised a total of $177,905 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Sue Schafer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 24 Won $68,428
2010 Colorado State House, District 24 Won $51,365
2008 Colorado State House, District 24 Won $58,112
Grand Total Raised $177,905

2012

Schafer won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schafer raised a total of $68,428.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sue Schafer's campaign in 2012
Copic Insurance$4,400
Colorado Medical Society$4,400
Jefferson County Democratic Central Cmte$3,250
Jefferson County Education Association$2,500
Colorado Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$68,428
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schafer won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schafer raised a total of $51,365.

2008

Schafer won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Schafer raised a total of $58,112.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Colorado

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2014

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

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 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.[8]

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 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

Schafer and her life partner have two children.

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Political offices
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Colorado House District 24
2009–present
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