Judith Anne Solano

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Judith Anne Solano
Former candidate for
Colorado State Senate, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
District 31
Bachelor'sKansas State Teachers College, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Colorado - Denver, 1992
Place of birthGrinnell, KS
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Judy Solano was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Colorado State Senate. She previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 31 from 2005 to 2013.


Solano's professional experience includes working as a public school teacher and owning Artes Solano.

Committee assignments


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


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


Solano's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1001 - Income Tax Credit For CO Job Growth
  • HB 09-1064 - Econ Opportunity Poverty Task Force
  • HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement

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

Campaign themes


Solano's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Public education is the foundation of our democratic society. It is the great equalizer."


  • Excerpt: "The health of our citizens through the protection of clean air, land, and water must be our top priority."

Working families

  • Excerpt: "Workers have the right to organize for pay, benefits and safe working conditions."


  • Excerpt: "School and community health clinics provide a great service to the underserved and should be supported."



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Judy Solano was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Beth Martinez Humenik was unopposed in the Republican primary. Humenik defeated Solano in the general election.[2][3][4]

Colorado State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Martinez Humenik 50.9% 26,164
     Democratic Judy Solano 49.1% 25,268
Total Votes 51,432


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Solano was unable to seek re-election in 2012 due to term limits.


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Solano ran for re-election to the 31st District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Solano defeated Tom Janich (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 31 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judith Anne Solano (D) 15,380
Tom Janich (R) 15,082


On November 4, 2008, Solano won re-election to the 31st District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Holly Hansen (R).[5]

Solano raised $105,791 for her campaign, while Hansen raised $47,631.[6]

Colorado State House, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judith Anne Solano (D) 23,388
Holly Hansen (R) 17,997

Campaign donors


In 2010, Solano raised $68,709 in contributions.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,250
Colorado Education Association $4,250
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Service Employees International Local 105 $3,125


Below are Solano's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Democratic Party House Majority Project $7,100
CO Education Assoc $4,250
Colorado AFL-CIO $4,250
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Service Employees Local 105 $4,000



In 2014, Solano's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • Congressman Ed Perlmutter
  • Andrew Romanoff, Candidate for Congressional District 6
  • Colorado State Senator Mary Hodge
  • Colorado State Representative Joseph Salazar
  • Colorado State Representative Cherylin Peniston
  • Colorado State Representative Dianne Primavera
  • Colorado State Representative Steve Lebsock
  • Colorado State Representative Jenise May
  • Colorado State Representative Susan Schafer
  • Thornton Mayor Pro-Tem Val Vigil
  • Former Thornton Councilwoman Lynne Fox
  • Thornton Councilman Eric Montoya
  • Thornton Councilman Eric Tade
  • Thornton Councilman Mack Goodman
  • Westminster Mayor Pro-Tem Faith Winter
  • Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry
  • Adams County Commissioner Chaz Tedesco
  • AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
  • Colorado Nurses Association


Solano is a member of the After School Network Board, Colorado Education Association, Colorado Environmental Coalition, National Education Association and the Sierra Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado House District 31
Succeeded by
Joseph Salazar (D)