Michael McLachlan (Colorado)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael McLachlan
Michael McLachlan (Colorado).jpg
Colorado House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Colorado State University
J.D.University of Arizona (1973)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Years of service1965-1967
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael "Mike" McLachlan is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

McLachlan earned his B.S. from Southern Colorado State University and his J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1973. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McLachlan's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "During Mike’s time in office, he has worked tirelessly to level the playing field for our State’s middle class and help us continue our recovery from the great recession."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As the only state legislator with two Colorado Universities in his district, Mike fought for funding for Western State University and Fort Lewis College for capital projects, and he co-sponsored a bill that capped tuition increases at state colleges and universities at 6%."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Mike is dedicated to helping the State of Colorado find a solution to rising health care costs and providing health care to children who need it."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Mike is committed to protecting our air and water. He has been actively involved in protecting the water rights of the Western Slope and protecting our rivers."

Women's Issues

  • Excerpt: "Mike supports women’s right to choose, and he supports women’s right to affordable contraceptives and health screenings. Mike is also in support of ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives 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 Michael McLachlan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while J. Paul Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. McLachlan will face Brown in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

McLachlan won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 59. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated incumbent J. Paul Brown (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McLachlan 51.1% 21,632
     Republican J. Paul Brown Incumbent 48.9% 20,715
Total Votes 42,347

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McLachlan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McLachlan raised a total of $149,323 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[6]

Michael McLachlan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 59 Won $149,323
Grand Total Raised $149,323

2012

McLachlan won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McLachlan raised a total of $149,323.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael McLachlan (Colorado)'s campaign in 2012
Colorado Democratic Party$12,515
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte$4,500
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,250
Colorado Wins Sdc$3,650
Total Raised in 2012$149,323
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Colorado

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Colorado scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

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

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.[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 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

McLachlan and his wife, Barbara, have two children.[1]

Controversies

Recall efforts

See also: Michael McLachlan recall, Colorado House of Representatives (2013)

Following McLachlan's votes in favor of several pieces of gun control legislation, the conservative group Colorado Accountability filed recall paperwork with the Colorado Secretary of State on March 5, 2013. Supporters of the recall needed to collect 10,586 valid signatures by May 7 to force a recall election, but did not submit any signatures by the deadline.[9][10]

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Michael + McLachlan + Colorado + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Michael McLachlan News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References


Political offices
Preceded by
J. Paul Brown (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 59
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA