Joel Judd

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Joel Judd
Colorado House of Representatives District 5
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Joel Judd is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 5 from 2003 to 2011.


Judd's professional experience includes working as an attorney with his own practice and for Reckseen & Lau and Feder & Morris.

He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado State Bar Association and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.[1]

Committee assignments


Judd 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 he responded:

"Passing the Savings Account for Education and closing the oil and gas property tax loophole in November will provide resources and flexibility to improve education and mental health, reducing the prison drain on our budget and freeing up resources for higher education, health care, infrastructure, the environment, etc."[2]

Judd's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1342 - Eliminate Cigarette Sales Tax Exemption
  • HB 09-1093 - Corp Taxpayer Reporting Requirements
  • HB 09-1014 - Conservation Easement Oversight

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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Judd was ineligible to run for re-election to the 5th District seat due to the term limits of the Colorado House of Representatives. He instead ran for the district 34 seat of the Colorado State Senate. He was defeated in the primary by incumbent Lucia Guzman.


On November 4, 2008, Judd won re-election to the 5th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent J. J. Swiontek (R).[3]

Judd raised $34,872 for his campaign, while Swiontek raised $567.[4]

Colorado State House, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Judd (D) 21,493
J. J. Swiontek (R) 5,160

Campaign donors


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

Contributor 2008 total
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,250
CO Professional Fire Fighters $2,000
Colorado Chiropractic Association $1,000
Colorado Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Colorado Assoc of Public Employees $600

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado House District 5
Succeeded by
Crisanta Duran