Kevin Priola

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Kevin Priola
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Colorado House of Representatives District 56
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Colorado State House of Representatives
2010-2013
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 30
2009-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Personal
ProfessionVP and Treasurer, CAP Land Company
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Priola is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served as State House Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Priola earned his B.S. in Finance and Accounting with an Economics Minor from the University of Colorado Boulder. His professional experience includes working as VP and Treasurer for Priola Greenhouses and CAP Land Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Priola served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Colorado Senate Bill 57

As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Priola voted in support of Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures.

Priola's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1132 - Using Text Messaging For Unlawful Acts
  • HB 09-1265 - Tax Abatement Interest To Nonprofits
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kevin Priola endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Political courage tests

Priola did not provide 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.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives 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. Vicki A. Snider was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Priola was unopposed in the Republican primary. Priola defeated Snider and Chris Baerns (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Priola won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 56 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated David Rose (D) and Will Hiltscher (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Priola Incumbent 58.8% 22,270
     Democratic Dave Rose 37.1% 14,070
     Libertarian Will Hiltscher 4.1% 1,544
Total Votes 37,884

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Priola ran for re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Priola defeated Laura Huerta in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 30 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Priola (R) 10,612
Laura Huerta (D) 6,931

2008

On November 4, 2008, Priola won election to the 30th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Dave Rose (D).[7]

Priola raised $67,464 for his campaign, while Rose raised $40,403.[8]

Colorado State House, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Priola (R) 11,936
Dave Rose (D) 11,505

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Priola is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Priola raised a total of $209,341 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Kevin Priola's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 56 Won $54,800
2010 Colorado State House, District 30 Won $87,077
2008 Colorado State House, District 30 Won $67,464
Grand Total Raised $209,341

2012

Priola won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Priola raised a total of $54,800.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Priola's campaign in 2012
Friends Of Kevin Priola$30,895
Colorado Association Of Realtors$1,400
Comcast$400
Krause, Kyle J$400
Wells Fargo$400
Total Raised in 2012$54,800
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Priola won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Priola raised a total of $87,077.

2008

Priola won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Priola raised a total of $67,464.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS CAN.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to environmental conservation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills defined by LT as related to "principles of good governance."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "support of reproductive health."
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

Personal

Priola and his wife, Michelle, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Millie Hamner (D)
Colorado House District 56
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 30
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jenise May (D)