Bob Gardner

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Bob Gardner
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Colorado House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 21
2007-2013
Education
J.D.University of Texas School of Law, 1981
OtherLLM, George Washington University, 1986
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
Place of birthHondo, TX
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Gardner is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Gardner's professional experience includes working as an attorney. Gardner served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Judiciary
Legal Services
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Gardner's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1143 - HMOs Offer Limited Benefit Plans
  • HB 09-1212 - Temp Inc Tax Credit For New Home Buyers
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bob Gardner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Political courage tests

Gardner 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gardner won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 20 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Michael Goldsborough (D) and Sue Ann Meals (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gardner Incumbent 66.9% 24,490
     Democratic Michael Goldsborough 33.1% 12,122
Total Votes 36,612

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner ran for re-election to the 21st District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jonathan T. Dooley (D) in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gardner (R) 18,337
Jonathan T. Dooley (D) 7,510

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gardner won re-election to the 21st District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Anna Lord (D).[5]

Gardner raised $19,430 for his campaign, while Lord raised $24,719.[6]

Colorado State House, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gardner (R) 19,423
Anna Lord (D) 13,882

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gardner is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Gardner raised a total of $97,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[7]

Bob Gardner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 20 Won $35,443
2010 Colorado State House, District 21 Won $16,265
2008 Colorado State House, District 21 Won $19,430
2006 Colorado State House, District 21 Won $25,926
Grand Total Raised $97,064

2012

Gardner won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $35,443.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Gardner's campaign in 2012
Cmte To Elect Bob Gardner$18,943
Colorado Medical Society$1,500
Colorado Association Of Realtors$1,400
Colorado Concern$400
Bridgepoint Education$400
Total Raised in 2012$35,443
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gardner won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $16,265.

2008

Gardner won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $19,430.

2006

Gardner won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $25,926.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[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 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.[9]

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."

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Amy Stephens (R)
Colorado House District 20
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 21
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Lois Landgraf (R)