Josh Penry

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Josh Penry
Colorado State Senate District 7
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Josh Penry is a former Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 7 from 2007 to 2011. He previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006.


Penry earned his B.S. from Mesa State College. His professional experience includes working as Press Secretary for United States Representative Scott McInnis.

Committee assignments


Initiative rights

See also: Changes in 2009 to laws governing the initiative process

Penry co-sponsored legislation introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives on March 24, 2009 that would have:

Penry's sponsored legislation includes:

  • SB 10-001 - Modifications to Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) Fund [2]
  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [3]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Penry was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010.


On November 7, 2006, Penry was elected to the 7th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Dana Barker (D).[4]

Penry raised $117,863 for his campaign, while Barker raised $15,226.[5]

Colorado State Senate, District 7 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Penry (R) 32,962
Dana Barker (D) 14,330

Campaign donors


In 2006, Penry collected $117,863 in donations.[6]

His three largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
National Association Of Industrial & Office Properties $4,400
Colorado Association Of Realtors $2,000
Small Donor Committee $1,800


Penry and his wife, Jamie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 7
Succeeded by
Steve King