|U.S. House, Colorado, District 6|
|Speaker, Colorado House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Colorado House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Yale University (1989)|
|Master's||Harvard University (1993)|
|J.D.||University of Denver|
|Birthday||August 24, 1966|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C.|
Romanoff was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with a B.A. from Yale University in 1989, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1993. He also holds a law degree from the University of Denver.
He currently resides in Aurora, Colorado, where he moved in 2013 in order to establish residency for his 2014 election bid. He previously served as an instructor at the Community College of Aurora.
His political philosophy was shaped by reading A Theory of Justice by liberal Harvard philosopher John Rawls.
- 2010: Ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate
- 2005-2009: Speaker of the House, Colorado State House of Representatives
- 2003-2004: Minority Leader, State House
- 2000-2008: Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives
- 1997-1998: Policy Analyst, Former Governor of Colorado Roy Romer
- 1993-1997: Senior Associate, Greenberg Baron Simon and Miller Incorporated
In 2010, Romanoff ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, defeated by Michael Bennett.
The Washington Post reported that "Many Democrats here and in Washington think Romanoff decided to challenge Bennet purely out of pique, resentful that Gov. Bill Ritter (D) did not appoint him to the Senate seat left vacant when Obama named former senator Ken Salazar interior secretary."
Romanoff made campaign finance and ethics a key issue of his campaign, declining to take Political Action Committee (PAC) money for his Senate campaign. Though as a member of the Colorado legislature, Romanoff took PAC money.
Romanoff is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Colorado. Romanoff won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, unopposed. Romanoff will face incumbent Mike Coffman (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Republican incumbent Mike Coffman's narrow re-election victory in 2012 signaled to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that Colorado's 6th District is vulnerable to partisan switch in 2014. As of January 2013, the DCCC was already at work recruiting Democrats to take on incumbents in targeted districts. According to a Roll Call report released on Jan. 22, the DCCC capitalized on the elite guest lists at events surrounding the presidential inauguration to vet potential candidates in three promising congressional districts, including Romanoff, who had already been considering a bid for the 6th District seat. The 6th District became significantly more hospitable to Democratic candidates after 2011, when it was redrawn to include nearly as many Democratic and unaffiliated voters as Republican voters. Romanoff made his candidacy official on Feb 1.
|Andrew Romanoff (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$0.00||$514,477.46||$(21,786.07)||$492,691.39|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$492,691.39||$506,169.24||$(80,444.03)||$918,416.60|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$918,416.60||$524,871.09||$(108,787.59)||$1,334,500.10|
|Year-End||January 29, 2014||$1,334,500||$458,943||$(123,826)||$1,669,617|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$1,669,617||$603,520||$(174,519)||$2,098,619|
|Pre-Primary||June 12, 2014||$2,098,619||$465,824||$(213,442)||$2,351,001|
In 2008, Governing magazine named Romanoff as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for his bipartisan approach as speaker in addressing Colorado's budget problems. Other honorees included Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."
- United States House of Representatives
- Colorado's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Colorado's 6th Congressional District
- Official Campaign Website
- Follow Romanoff on Twitter
- Romanoff on Facebook
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Official Website
- Project Vote Smart - Biography of Andrew Romanoff
- The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff to run in Colorado's 6th Congressional District," February 3, 2013
- Governing, "2008 Public Officials of the Year - Comity Captain Andrew Romanoff," accessed February 12, 2013
- "ABC 7,"Andrew Romanoff establishes residency in Congressional District Six to challenge Rep. Mike Coffman," 2/4/13
- "Denver Post", "Romanoff: A serious goody-two-shoes," 4/6/08
- "Washington Post", "In Colorado, a former rising star is as welcome as space junk," 4/4/10
- "Denver Post", "Romanoff prevails in Dem caucuses," 3/16/10
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Primary election results," accessed June 24, 2014
- Roll Call;, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 9, 2013
- Roll Call, "DCCC Uses Inauguration to Tout Potential House Recruits," January 22, 2013
- The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff indicates he might challenge Mike Coffman," January 15, 2013
- The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff to run in Colorado's 6th Congressiional District," February 3, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
- Zach Patton, Governing, "Comity Captain," 2008
- Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
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