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Beth McCann

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Beth McCann
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Colorado House of Representatives District 8
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
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sWittenberg University, 1971
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center, 1974
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1949
Place of birthRadford, Virginia
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth "Beth" McCann is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

McCann's professional experience includes serving as Deputy Attorney General in the Colorado Attorney General's office, Director of the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses, Coordinator of the Denver Safe City Office and Manager of Safety for the Denver Department of Safety.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

McCann's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1172 - Pet Animal Care And Facilities Act
  • HB 09-1266 - Loss Driving Privilege Criminal Offenses
  • HB 09-1273 - Health Care For Colorado

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

Political courage tests

McCann provided 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. When asked her legislative priorities she responded:

"I would like to work on moving the state toward universal single payer health care that would provide basic health care for everyone. It will have to be done incrementally and within the bounds of what a state can accomplish. I am also very interested in working to get additional funding to public and higher education. I support smaller class sizes, adequate pay for teachers and full day kindergarten. I also want to work to get more vocational training and mental health treatment in prisons. These items will require a tax increase at some point."[2]

Elections

2014

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 Beth McCann was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jeffery Washington was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCann will face Washington in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCann won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 8. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Alan Johnson (R) and Maury Mingle (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth McCann Incumbent 83.1% 35,135
     Republican Alan Johnson 13.3% 5,623
     Libertarian Maury B. Mingle 3.5% 1,499
Total Votes 42,257

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCann ran for re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. McCann defeated Therese-Marie O'Sullivan (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Beth McCann (D) 19,897
Therese-Marie O'Sullivan (R) 3,329

2008

On November 4, 2008, McCann won election to the 8th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[6]

McCann raised $100,806 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCann is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McCann raised a total of $168,098 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[8]

Beth McCann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 8 Won $30,521
2010 Colorado State House, District 8 Won $36,771
2008 Colorado State House, District 8 Won $100,806
Grand Total Raised $168,098

2012

McCann won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $30,521.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth McCann's campaign in 2012
AFSCME$500
Colorado Education Association$500
AFSCME Council 76$500
Stratton, Michael J$400
Lawrence, Richard$400
Total Raised in 2012$30,521
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McCann won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $36,771.

2008

McCann won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $100,806.

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.[9]

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

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