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Crisanta Duran

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Crisanta Duran
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Colorado House of Representatives District 5
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver
J.D.University of Colorado School of Law
Office website
Campaign website
Crisanta Duran is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In 2004, she was a volunteer for the Ken Salazaar United States Senate Campaign.


Duran earned her B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish from the University of Denver and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as a legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, Executive Assistant for Family Star, Fellow for Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court, and Political Director for the Senator Mark Udall United States Senate campaign in 2008.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair


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


Campaign themes


Duran's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Successful job growth depends on ensuring that Colorado has a fair and reasonable tax structure, affordable housing, access to quality healthcare that drives down high costs, convenient and efficient transportation and a strong education system."
  • Corporate Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I will work to keep state government and those who benefit from your tax dollars accountable by consolidating duplicate programs and demanding results to the policy issues that face us."
  • Local Business Development and Growth
Excerpt: "I believe we must support local companies during this economic downturn and make it easier to start a small business."
  • New Energy Economy
Excerpt: "As jobs are created in the renewable energy sector, we must ensure there is a plan for continued job growth in the industry."
  • Stabilize Colorado's Budget
Excerpt: "Evaluate increasing revenue through corporate taxes but not for working class families in this tough economy."



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Duran won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 5. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Ronnie Nelson (R) and Victor Forsythe Villacres (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCrisanta Duran Incumbent 74.3% 20,483
     Republican Ronnie Nelson 21.9% 6,027
     Green Victor Forsythe Villacres 3.8% 1,058
Total Votes 27,568


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Duran defeated Mark Thrun in the August 10 primary. She defeated Republican Ronnie Nelson in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Crisanta Duran (D) 13,668
Ronnie Nelson (R) 4,148

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Duran is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duran raised a total of $106,337 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 27, 2013.[2]

Crisanta Duran's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 5 Won $29,843
2010 Colorado State House, District 5 Won $76,494
Grand Total Raised $106,337


Duran won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Duran raised a total of $29,843.


Duran won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Duran raised a total of $76,494.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Judd
Colorado House District 5
Succeeded by