Jerry Sonnenberg

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Jerry Sonnenberg
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Current candidacy
Running for Colorado State Senate, District 2
Date of primaryJune 24, 2014
Current office
Colorado House of Representatives District, 65
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Personal
Place of birthSterling, CO
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jerry Sonnenberg is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Sonnenberg is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 2 of the Colorado State Senate.

Biography

Sonnenberg's professional experience includes working as a farmer, rancher, assistant in a funeral home, photographer for local newspapers and part time instructor of the Farm Business Management Department at Northeastern Junior College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Sonnenberg's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act
  • HB 09-1317 - No State Lands To Expand Pinon Canyon
  • SB 10-139 - Tax return voluntary checkoff for "unwanted horse fund" [1]

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

Political courage tests

Sonnenberg 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]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Kevin J. Grantham was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Martin T. Wirth (G) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sonnenberg won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 65. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He won election unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012, as well.[6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Sonnenberg Incumbent 100% 26,545
Total Votes 26,545

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sonnenberg ran for re-election to the 65th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary or general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sonnenberg won re-election to the 65th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[7]

Sonnenberg raised $44,854 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sonnenberg is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Sonnenberg raised a total of $132,678 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Jerry Sonnenberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 65 Won $35,208
2010 Colorado State House, District 65 Won $18,008
2008 Colorado State House, District 65 Won $44,854
2006 Colorado State House, District 65 Won $34,608
Grand Total Raised $132,678

2012

Sonnenberg won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sonnenberg raised a total of $35,208.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Sonnenberg's campaign in 2012
Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association$800
Unitedhealth Group$400
Colorado Rural Electric Association$400
Colorado Healthcare Association$400
Trucking Industry Association$400
Total Raised in 2012$35,208
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sonnenberg won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sonnenberg raised a total of $18,008.

2008

Sonnenberg won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sonnenberg raised a total of $44,854.

2006

Sonnenberg won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sonnenberg raised a total of $34,608.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[10]

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[11]

Personal

Sonnenberg is a member of the Colorado Farm Bureau, Elks Club and the National Rifle Association of America.[12]

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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 65
2007–present
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