|Colorado House of Representatives District 3|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||George Washington University. 1984|
|J.D.||Yale Law School, 1987|
Kagan earned his BS in Public Affairs from George Washington University in 1984. He went on to receive his JD from Yale Law School in 1987.
Kagan was the legal counsel for the Hillary Clinton for President Colorado Campaign in 2008. He worked as managing director at Kagan Textiles Limited from 1995 to 2009. He is currently an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kagan served on the following committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Legal Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kagan served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kagan served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Joint Finance|
|• Joint Judiciary|
|• Legal Services|
Adultery ban repeal
On January 30, 2013, Kagan and Senator Pat Steadman introduced House Bill 13-1166, entitled "A Bill for an act concerning the repeal of certain crimes than marital status as an element of the crime." This bill would repeal the penalty-less law against adultery and also the law criminalizing "promoting sexual immorality" as a misdemeanor. HB 1166 was referred to the Judiciary Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives and scheduled for a hearing on February 21.
2012 Campaign Themes
Kagan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt:"It’s been a privilege, these last four years in the state house, helping bring good jobs to Colorado. It’s a core part of my mission. I’m proud to have been able to do it with your support."
- Excerpt:"As the economy comes back, bringing expanded revenue with it, I will do all I can to ensure that a good part of the new revenue goes where it is needed most: to our children’s education, both public schools and higher ed."
Budgeting Issues and Incentives
- Excerpt:"The budget, of course, has to be balanced. We balance it every year. We allow no federal-style deficits in Colorado. But it takes a steady eagle eye to make sure that the limited funds we expend, are spent as wisely as a family spends its own limited budget."
- Excerpt:"Now that I am in the legislature, my determination to do right by our veterans continues unabated. We must make Colorado the very best state in the union for vets to come home to."
Kagan has not provided answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.</blockquote>
Kagan's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1342 - Eliminate Cigarette Sales Tax Exemption
- HB 09-1347 - Donate Life Special License Plate
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Training judges in business
Lat in the 2011 session, lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee an effort to train judges on business matters. The proposed program will be funded with excess fees collected by the Secretary of State’s Office from Colorado businesses.
House Bill 1302, by Rep. Waller authorizes the Secretary of State’s Office to spend $500,000 to administer the program, designed and delivered by the judiciary branch, to train judges in handling business issues.
Mark Waller said the bill concentrates on efficiency that would benefit all who are a party to litigation involving business matters.
“It’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said Waller. “It enables the judiciary to more effectively deal with these cases and deal with other issues that they also deal with.”
Some members were concerned with the bill having a nexus to the secretary of state, suggesting that it should reside wholly within the judiciary branch.
“It feels messy to have two separate branches of government working on the same thing,” said Rep. Su Ryden.
Rep. Daniel Kagan voted in favor of the bill but expressed concern as well over the secretary of state’s involvement in the program.
“What the secretary of state giveth the secretary of state can take away,” said Kagan. “Having a politically controlled office funding the program is probably not a good idea.”
Kagan won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 3. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Brian Watson (R) and David Jurist (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Daniel Kagan Incumbent||50.8%||19,610|
|Libertarian||David P. Jurist||4.7%||1,825|
Kagan ran for re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Kagan defeated Christine Mastan (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 3 General election (2010)|
|Daniel Kagan (D)||14,981|
|Christine Mastan (R)||10,919|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kagan raised $90,885 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$3,000|
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte||$2,125|
|Colorado Education Association||$2,000|
On March 26, 2009, Kagan was appointed to the 3rd District seat of the Colorado House of Representatives.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Daniel + Kagan + Legislature + Senate
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- House GOP gets playful payback with this year's edition of Hummers - The Colorado Statesman
- Feud Between Parties Leaves Sweeping State Crime Bill In Jeopardy - CBS Local
- Colorado moves into step with feds over online sales tax - Denver Business Journal
- Emergency cellphone access by police is considered - Denver Post
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Kagan and his wife Faye have three children.
- Daniel Kagan's personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. Daniel Kagan
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ Text of HB 13-1166
- ↑ Vic Vela, ourcoloradonews.com, "Bill would get law out of bedroom," February 6, 2013
- ↑ Associated Press, "5 Things to Know in the Colorado Legislature," February 18, 2013
- ↑ "dankagan," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kagan Issue Positions
- ↑ "Businesses would get an ear on the bench under pending bill," Colorado News Agency, Apr 26th, 2011
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State, Official Primary Election Results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
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