Mark H. Barker

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Mark H. Barker
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Colorado House of Representatives District 17
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sChapman University
J.D.Denver University College of Law
Place of birthLawton, OK
Campaign website
Mark H. Barker is a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2011 to 2013.


Barker earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and his J.D. from Denver University College of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for the Fourth Judicial District Attorney, partner of Radabaugh, Barker & Callison Limited and for the Colorado Springs Police Department. Barker served in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt:"I support lower business taxes, as well as smart business deregulation to help our businesses prosper and attract other businesses to our House District 17."


  • Excerpt:"I will fight for TABOR and your right to decide how your taxes are spent."


  • Excerpt:"I believe it is vital to adequately fund our educational system and support our hard working teachers, while bringing education to a higher priority in Colorado."


  • Excerpt:"I believe vital services that make our neighborhoods safer must not experience detrimental budget cuts."

Right To Life

  • Excerpt:"I cherish life and believe life starts at conception. I support alternatives to abortion and the promotion of proven education programs that decrease unplanned pregnancies."



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barker ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 17. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Thomas Exum, Sr. (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas "Tony" Exum, Sr. 54.6% 11,212
     Republican Mark H. Barker Incumbent 37.8% 7,757
     Libertarian Susan Quilleash 4.9% 1,006
     American Constitution Party Barry Forest Pace 2.8% 570
Total Votes 20,545


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Barker defeated incumbent Democrat Dennis Apuan in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 17 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark H. Barker (R) 4,807
Dennis Apuan (D) 4,155

Campaign donors


In 2010, Barker raised $63,812 in contributions.[3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Barker, Mark H $5,669
Colorado Association Of Realtors $4,650
Homes For All Coloradoans Cmte $4,000
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $4,000


Barker and his wife, Teresa, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Apuan
Colorado House District 17
Succeeded by
Thomas Exum, Sr. (D)