Thomas Exum, Sr.

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Thomas Exum, Sr.
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Colorado House of Representatives District 17
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
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
Campaign website
Thomas "Tony" Exum, Sr. is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor, Economic, and Workforce Development
Local Government


Campaign themes

Exum's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Tony believes in the HIRE Colorado plan, a plan to give Colorado companies the first crack at state contracts so that we can keep our tax dollars and jobs right here in Colorado, instead of shipping them to other states or overseas."


  • Excerpt: "Tony is a strong advocate for quality public schools, and will fight against irresponsible cuts to public education and against unfunded mandates at the Capitol."


  • Excerpt: "Tony believes that every Coloradan should have access to high-quality affordable healthcare."


  • Excerpt: "Tony got a 100% endorsement from Colorado Conservation Voters, and believes strongly in protecting our air and water quality so that our kids have safe drinking water and safe air to breathe."


  • Excerpt: "He will fight against irresponsible cuts to Medicare and make sure that seniors in our community can live safe, healthy, independent lives, but should have access to safety net services when they need them."



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Thomas "Tony" Exum, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kit Roupe was unopposed in the Republican primary. Exum, Roupe and Susan Quilleash (L) will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Exum won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 17. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated incumbent Mark H. Barker (R), Susan Quilleash (L) and Barry Forest Pace (C) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas "Tony" Exum, Sr. 54.6% 11,212
     Republican Mark H. Barker Incumbent 37.8% 7,757
     Libertarian Susan Quilleash 4.9% 1,006
     American Constitution Party Barry Forest Pace 2.8% 570
Total Votes 20,545

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Exum is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Exum raised a total of $94,936 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[6]

Thomas Exum, Sr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 17 Won $94,936
Grand Total Raised $94,936


Exum won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Exum raised a total of $94,936.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Exum, Sr.'s campaign in 2012
Colorado Democratic Party$14,804
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte$4,500
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Pikes Peak Education Association$4,250
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,250
Total Raised in 2012$94,936
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]

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Preceded by
Mark H. Barker (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 17
Succeeded by