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Colorado State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008. Nineteen seats were up for election.

Qualifications

Article 5, Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states: No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the county or district in which he shall be chosen; provided, that any person who at the time of the adoption of this constitution, was a qualified elector under the territorial laws, shall be eligible to the first general assembly.

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 elections, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $2,735,632. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Colorado State Senate
Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Of New York $119,350
Colorado Education Association $45,500
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $43,750
Colorado Association Of Realtors $42,100
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $40,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $39,750
Jefferson County Education Association $36,325
Service Employees Local 105 $33,000
Colorado Association Of Public Employees $27,900
Ytterberg, Don $19,031

List of candidates

District 4

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph R. Alsup: 4,263 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mark Sheffel: 10,639 Approveda
  • Bob Denny: 5,674

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Sheffel: 63,944 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph R. Alsup: 29,417

District 8

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Brenner: 1,993 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Al White: 3,124 Approveda.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Al White: 33,888 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ken Brenner: 27,842

District 10

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Diane D. Whitley: 2,907 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bill L. Cadman: 12,470 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill L. Cadman: 42,650 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Diane D. Whitley: 22,955

District 12

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Pete Lee: 2,511 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Keith King: 8,741 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Lee: 23,468 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Keith King: 29,658

District 14

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Bacon: 4,464 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Matt Fries: 4,896 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Bacon Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt Fries

District 16

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Gibbs: 6,974 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Don Ytterberg: 6,126 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Gibbs: 45,248 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Ytterberg: 31,407

District 17

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Brandon C. Shaffer: 7,292 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Katie Witt: 4,795 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon C. Shaffer: 43,054 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Katie Witt: 26,544

District 18

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Cindy Carlisle: 6,081
  • Rollie Heath: 7,860 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rollie Heath Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Evie Hudak: 6,689 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Libby Szabo: 6,447 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Evie Hudak: 31,740 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Libby Szabo: 30,495

District 21

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Betty Boyd: 6,485 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Natalie Menten: 5,895 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betty Boyd: 33,304 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Natalie Menten: 22,732

District 23

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A. Whitcomb: 7,231 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Shawn Mitchell: 7,686 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Shawn Mitchell: 45,001 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph A. Whitcomb: 38,896

District 25

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Hodge: 4,560 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Robert John Hadfield: 3,329 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Hodge: 29,963 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert John Hadfield: 24,549

District 26

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda M. Newell: 5,458 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Lauri Clapp: 6,974 Approveda
  • Jerry Call: 3,243 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda M. Newell: 30,408 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lauri Clapp: 30,215

District 27

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Nathan Wilkes: 5,613 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Nancy Spence: 13,000 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Nancy Spence: 51,352 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nathan Wilkes: 37,073

District 28

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Suzanne Williams: 5,308 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Sueyuna Duthie: 5,782 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Williams: 33,338 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sueyuna Duthie: 19,416
Libertarian Party Kenneth P. Wyble: 2,603

District 29

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Morgan Carroll: 3,770 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Suzanne Andrews: 2,923 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Morgan Carroll: 25,943 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Suzanne Andrews: 11,664

District 31

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jennifer Veiga: 5,589 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • William Leslie: 1,757 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Veiga: 36,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Leslie: 12,121

District 33

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Peter C. Groff: 7,649 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter C. Groff Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joyce Foster: 7,369 Approveda
  • Alice Borodkin: 2,967 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Robert J. "Bob" Lane: 4,353 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joyce Foster: 41,384 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert J. "Bob" Lane: 19,447

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