Dennis Apuan

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Dennis Apuan
Colorado House of Representatives District 17
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Dennis Apuan is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2009 to 2011.


Apuan is a member of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Diversity Strategic Planning Team.[1]

Committee assignments


Apuan 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.[2]

Apuan's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1101 - State Sales Tax Collection Requirements
  • HB 09-1247 - Homebuyers' Energy Right-To-Know Act
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Apuan ran for re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Apuan was defeated by Mark H. Barker (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 17 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark H. Barker (R) 4,807
Dennis Apuan (D) 4,155


On November 4, 2008, Apuan won election to the 17th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Catherine Roupe (R).[3]

Apuan raised $40,824 for his campaign, while Roupe raised $39,898.[4]

Colorado State House, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Apuan (D) 7,778
Catherine Roupe (R) 7,239

Campaign donors


Below are Apuan's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Democratic Party House Majority Project $12,450
Pikes Peak Education Assoc $4,250
CO Education Assoc $3,000
Jefferson County Education Assoc $2,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $1,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado House District 17
Succeeded by
Mark H. Barker