|Colorado House of Representatives District 38|
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Rice is currently a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, Vice President of RIGOR Engineering Corporate Services, and a self-employed consultant.
He served as Mayor of the City of Glendale from 1996-2003, and on the Glendale City Council from 1994-1996.
Rice provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities Rice replied:
- 1. "Continue to invest in the new energy economy and renewable energy sources that are good for the environment and good for the economy. Investments of the last few years have yielded an increase in jobs and economic activity."
- 2. "Reform tax system to ease burdens on business, particularly small businesses. Update tax code to a 21st century economy. Steps taken last year to reduce taxes have improved Colorado's business climate and overall economy (CNBC Rankings)."
- 3. "Reform the antiquated transportation funding system as described in the "State Taxes" section above."
Rice's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1001 - Income Tax Credit For CO Job Growth
- HB 09-1085 - Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act
- HB 09-1358 - Create Healthcare System For Colorado
- SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness 
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Rice ran for re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Rice was defeated by Kathleen Conti (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 38 General election (2010)|
|Kathleen Conti (R)||15,701|
|Joe Rice (D)||14,809|
Rice raised $151,908 for his campaign, while Kerber raised $56,315.
|Colorado State House, District 38 (2008)|
|Joe Rice (D)||20,357|
|Dave Kerber (R)||17,286|
Below are Rice's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO Democratic Party House Majority Project||$10,200|
|CO Education Assoc||$4,250|
|Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver||$4,025|
|CO Assoc of Realtors||$4,000|
|Service Employees Local 105||$4,000|
- Joe Rice's campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rice
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rice Issue Positions
- Colorado News Agency, "Teacher's Union Shaken, Allies Divided by Passage of Tenure Reform," May 12, 2010
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2008 General election results," accessed April 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Funds raised by 2008 House candidates," accessed April 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
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