|Colorado House of Representatives District 34|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Place of birth||North Denver, CO|
Soper is a retired electrician and has worked as an instructor at Red Rocks Community College, and a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy.
He is Chair of the Electrical Federal Credit Union Board, and sits on the Board of Directors of Pinnacol Assurance.
Soper did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Soper's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1136 - Electrical Ed License Requirements
- HB 09-1208 - Public Works Prevailing Wages & Benefits
- HB 09-1302 - Preference For Colorado Steel
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Soper served on these committees:
- Economic and Business Development Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
- Local Government Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Soper served on these committees:
- Business Affairs and Labor Committee
- Business Affairs and Labor
- Local Government Committee (Vice Chair)
- Local Government
Soper was unable to seek re-election in 2012 due to term limits.
Soper ran for re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Soper defeated Brian Vande Krol (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 34 General election (2010)|
|John Soper (D)||9,415|
|Brian Vande Krol (R)||9,182|
Soper raised $23,683 for his campaign, while Bopp raised $1,533 and D'Lallo raised $469.
|Colorado State House, District 34 (2008)|
|John Soper (D)||14,927|
|Tom Bopp (R)||8,968|
|Tony D'Lallo (G)||1,016|
In 2010, Soper raised $28,494 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|House Majority Project State Democratic House Campaign Fund||$2,773|
|Service Employees International Local 105||$2,750|
|Plumbers Local 3 Small Donor Cmte||$1,500|
|American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees||$1,500|
Below are Soper's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO State Conference of Electrical Workers||$4,000|
|CO Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|CO State Pipe Trades Assoc||$1,000|
|CO Assoc of Public Employees||$950|
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- John Soper's personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. John Soper
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
|Colorado House District 34
| Succeeded by|
Steve Lebsock (D)