Lucia Guzman

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Lucia Guzman
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Colorado State Senate, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMay 2010
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sSam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Master'sUniversity of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas
Personal
ProfessionPastor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lucia Guzman is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 34. She was first appointed to the chamber in May 2010 to fill the term of Paula Sandoval, who resigned.[1]

Guzman also served on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education from 1999 to 2007 and as the board's vice president from 2003 to 2006.

Biography

Guzman earned her B.S. in Community Health from Sam Houston State University in 1973, her M.B.S. from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and her Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology in 1989. Her professional experience includes working as City and County of Denver Executive Director for the Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations, for Merritt Memorial United Methodist Church, Berkeley United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado and owning Lucía’s Casa de Café from 1999 to 2005.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Legal Services
Legislative Audit
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Guzman's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Colorado has one of the most educated populations in the country, but we have huge dropout rates and thousands of kids are not attending college. Financing public schools is still our number one challenge."

Aging

  • Excerpt: "I want to explore ways to help us all age well. I want to develop innovative programs that offer financial, educational, government and community resources to guide people toward a bright future and high quality of life."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "In Colorado, many different groups compete for state funding: children’s education, the state’s roads and highways, healthcare and senior resources are just a few. We need to develop innovative ways to fund important programs in the state while addressing equally critical needs. For this, we will be called to make the hard choices."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Lucia Guzman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stuart Siffring was unopposed in the Republican primary. Guzman, Siffring and Brian Scriber (L) will face off in the general election.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Guzman was appointed to the 34th District seat in May 2010. She then won re-election in 2010. She defeated Joel Judd in the primary election. Guzman defeated Derec C. Shuler (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lucia Guzman (D) 21,273
Derec C. Shuler (R) 6,121

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Guzman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Guzman raised a total of $63,128 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Lucia Guzman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $3,056
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 34 Won $60,072
Grand Total Raised $63,128

2012

Guzman was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Guzman raised a total of $3,056.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lucia Guzman's campaign in 2012
Colorado Chiropractic Association$500
Xcel Energy$400
American Dream$400
Wells Fargo$400
Harris, Alice$200
Total Raised in 2012$3,056
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Guzman won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Guzman raised a total of $60,072.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[9]

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."

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Sandoval
Colorado State Senate District 34
May 2010-present
Succeeded by
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