Carole Murray

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Carole Murray
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Colorado House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
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
Personal
ProfessionTeacher, retired
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Carole Murray is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Murray previously served as Majority Caucus Leader. She served as County Clerk and Recorder for Douglas County. Murray did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Murray earned her B.S. in Education. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher, advertising manager and President of Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Judiciary
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Colorado Senate Bill 57

As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Murray voted in support of Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures.

Murray's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1132 - Using Text Messaging For Unlawful Acts
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act
  • HB 09-1335 - Reqmnts For Voting Equipment
  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [1]

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

Carole Murray endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Political courage test

Murray 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

Murray won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 45. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Tony Stoughton (D) and Hanna Kjerengtroen (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarole Murray Incumbent 66.6% 28,681
     Democratic Tony Stoughton 28.8% 12,388
     Libertarian Hanna Kjerengtroen 4.6% 1,983
Total Votes 43,052

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murray ran for re-election to the 45th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murray won election to the 45th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Holly Gorman (D).[5]

Murray raised $46,047 for her campaign, while Gorman raised $22,539.[6]

Colorado State House, District 45 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carole Murray (R) 37,609
Holly Gorman (D) 18,318

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murray is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Murray raised a total of $85,891 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

Carole Murray's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 45 Won $22,123
2010 Colorado State House, District 45 Won $17,721
2008 Colorado State House, District 45 Won $46,047
Grand Total Raised $85,891

2012

Murray won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murray raised a total of $22,123.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carole Murray's campaign in 2012
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
American Family Insurance$600
Comcast$400
Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association$400
Tointon, Robert G$400
Total Raised in 2012$22,123
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Murray won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Murray raised a total of $17,721.

2008

Murray won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Murray raised a total of $46,047.

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.[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."

Personal

Murray and her husband, Lisle, have five children.

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Colorado House District 45
2009–present
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