|Colorado House of Representatives, District 27|
|February 4, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||January 31, 2015|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Master's||London School of Economics|
|J.D.||Michigan Law School|
Sias earned his B.A. from Vassar College, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and his J.D. from the Michigan Law School.
2015 legislative session
After being sworn in, Sias was not assigned to a committee.
- 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. Incumbent Rachel Zenzinger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Laura J. Woods defeated Lang Sias in the Republican primary. Woods defeated Zenzinger and Gregg Miller (L) in the general election.
This race was picked by analysts as one of two that were important for the control of the Colorado State Senate. The Democrats held the smallest possible majority in the chamber at one seat following the successful 2013 recalls of Senate President John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) and later resignation of Evie Hudak (D) after recall petitions were turned in against her. When Zenzinger, Hudak's former campaign manager, was first appointed, some conservatives argued that she would simply continue with Hudak's policies. "Sen. Hudak’s constituents were hungry for change and liberal activists served up more of the same. Zenzinger may have a different name, but she’s been behind Hudak’s policies. Anyone who thinks Zenzinger is going to stand up to her own Democrat majority is fooling themselves," said Kelly Maher of the conservative group Compass Colorado.
Jefferson County, where this seat is located, was considered by some to be "the epicenter of Colorado politics." Because of Zenzinger's relationship to Hudak, she was considered vulnerable to a Republican challenge. According to Chalkbeat, Zenzinger holds a "substantial fundraising lead" over Woods.
|Colorado State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Laura J. Woods||47.6%||29,907|
|Democratic||Rachel Zenzinger Incumbent||46.6%||29,244|
|Colorado State Senate District 19 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Laura J. Woods||55.4%||6,813|
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012
Sias ran in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 19. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Evie Hudak (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Colorado State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Evie Hudak Incumbent||47%||35,664|
|Libertarian||Lloyd A. Sweeny||6.7%||5,104|
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Sias was endorsed by the Colorado Second Amendment Association.
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- The Denver Post, "Lang Sias, former topgun pilot, picked to fill open state House seat," January 31, 2015
- Lang Sias, "About Lang" accessed October 16, 2012
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed May 1, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 25, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 23, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 5, 2014
- dailycaller.com, "Colorado Dems replace state senator with her former campaign manager," December 12, 2013
- Denver Post, "2 Jeffco GOP primary battles could dictate control of Colorado Senate," June 8, 2014
- Chalkbeat, "Democrats, unions pour money into key races," September 3, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed April 14, 2014
- Lang Sias campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed May 16, 2014
Libby Szabo (R)
|Colorado House of Representatives District 27
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