Ken Kester

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Ken Kester
Colorado State Senate District 2
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
Ken Kester (b. March 16, 1936) is a former Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 2 from 2003 to 2011. He previously served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002 and on the county commission from 1975 to 1987 and from 1994 to 1998.


Kester's professional experience includes owning a business.

Committee assignments



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Kester was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Colorado's term limits.


On November 7, 2006, Kester was elected to the 2nd District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Michael R. Griego (D).[1]

Kester raised $68,086 for his campaign, while Griego raised $22,936.[2]

Colorado State Senate, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Kester (R) 25,031
Michael R. Griego (D) 16,143

Campaign donors


In 2006, Kester collected $68,086 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Copic Insurance $2,400
Colorado Education Association $2,400
National Association Of Industrial & Office Properties $1,400
Colorado Rural Electric Association $1,400
Pueblo Education Association $1,100


Kester is widowed and has three children.

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Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 2
Succeeded by
Kevin J. Grantham