Gail Schwartz

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Gail Schwartz
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Colorado State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Colorado State Senate
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Personal
Birthday05/22/1949
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionReal Estate/Marketing Consultant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Gail Schwartz is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Schwartz did not seek re-election in 2014.

Schwartz has served as Majority Whip since 2013.

Biography

Schwartz earned her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Colorado. Her professional experience includes working as an Executive for Sno-Engineering, Incorporated and as a real estate/marketing consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy, Chair
Capital Development, Vice Chair
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Farmers' market

Schwartz co-sponsored Senate Bill 258 with Rep. Don Coram and Rep. Edward Vigil. It passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in late April 2011. The measure allows non-perishable food such as baked goods, jams, jellies and eggs to be sold at farmers markets and similar venues by vendors who produce the goods in their home kitchens.

The committee modified some of the provisions, such as the types of foods, some regulatory items, and the addition of labeling requirements for egg sellers. The measure went to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration after it passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014

Schwartz was considered a potential Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican 3rd District Rep. Scott Tipton in the 2014 U.S. House elections. However, she did not seek election.[2]

2010

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Schwartz sought re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Robert E. Rankin and Wayne Wolf ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. Schwartz defeated Robert E. Rankin in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Schwartz (D) 26,355
Robert E. Rankin (R) 25,269

2006

On November 7, 2006, Schwartz was elected to the 5th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Lewis H. Entz (R).[3]

Schwartz raised $222,842 for her campaign, while Entz raised $125,129.[4]

Colorado State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Schwartz (D) 24,677
Lewis H. Entz (R) 23,691

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schwartz is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schwartz raised a total of $494,315 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Gail Schwartz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $6,600
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Won $198,923
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $15,220
2006 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Won $222,842
2004 Colorado Board of Regents, District 3 Not up for election $0
2000 Colorado Board of Regents, District 3 Won $50,730
Grand Total Raised $494,315

2012

Schwartz was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $6,600.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gail Schwartz's campaign in 2012
Service Employees Local 105$4,250
Colorado Association Of Realtors$1,000
Colorado Association Of Naturopathic Doctors$500
Friends Of Colorado Hospitals (F/K/A Hospitals Express Legislative Preference)$200
Colorado Dental Association$200
Total Raised in 2012$6,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schwartz won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $198,923.

2008

Schwartz was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $15,220.

2006

Schwartz won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $222,842.

2000

Schwartz was not up for election to the Colorado Board of Regents in 2000. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $50,730.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[6]

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 "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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.[7]

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 votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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

Schwartz and her husband, Alan, have three children.

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