Paul Weissmann

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Paul Weissmann
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Colorado House of Representatives District 12
Former member
Term in office began
2003
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Paul Weissmann is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 12 from 2003 to 2011. He served as Majority Leader during his last term. He served in the Colorado State Senate from 1993 to 1996.

Biography

Weissmann's professional experience includes working a substitute teacher in Denver Public Schools and bartender/Manager at the Blue Parrot Restaurant. [1]

Committee assignments

Issus

Weissmann provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities he stated, "Top priority needs to be untangling the budget mess caused by conflicting Constitutional Amendments and then prioritizing our spending in a flexible framework. The SAFE initiative will start us down that path."[2]

Weissmann's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1125 - Limit Incentives For School Attendance
  • HB 09-1274 - Repeal Death Penalty
  • HB 09-1369 - Higher Ed Transparency Leadership Search

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

Elections

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weissmann was ineligible to run for re-election to the 12th District seat due to the term limits of the Colorado House of Representatives.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Weissmann won re-election to the 12th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Daniel M. Lucas (R).[3]

Weissmann raised $36,576 for his campaign, while Lucas raised $-6,373.[4]

Colorado State House, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Weissmann (D) 23,432
Daniel M. Lucas (R) 10,513

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Weissmann's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
AFSCME $1,000
Boulder Valley Education Association $500
CO Education Assoc $500
CO Dental Assoc $400

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Colorado House District 12
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Matt Jones