Ray Scott

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Ray Scott
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Colorado House of Representatives District 55
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 54
2011-2013
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ray Scott is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Scott is a Republican member-elect of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 7.

Biography

Scott's professional experience includes owning a business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Legal Services
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Transportation and Energy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Business Regulation

  • Excerpt: "Strangulation by regulation is a huge a problem for Colorado business owners halting job creation. We must resist at every turn bureaucrat attempts to choke off business with new or changing regulations."

Education

  • Excerpt: "It is critical that we have a strong K-12 system that is open to any parent to choose what's best for their child's education. The parent and the child must have the last word on how and where their child is educated, not bureaucrats or unions."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "Natural resources will be the way out of our current economic crisis. We have trillions of cubic ft of natural gas, billions of tons of coal and billions of barrels of oil beneath our feet. The responsible production of these resources should and could be produced to help our economy come back and make us energy independent. We should be an exporting nation."

Environmental Issues

  • Excerpt: "No person loves the beauty of Colorado more than I do. However, there is something fundamentally wrong if radical groups try and convince us that the earth we walk on is more important than the people who walk on it. Natural resources were put here for a reason to support the people who inhabit this beautiful State."

Gambling

  • Excerpt: "This is a personal choice issue. The people of Colorado have spoken on this issue and I'm certain they will again in the future as new and modern technology changes the face of the industry."

Elections

2014

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. Claudette J. Konola was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ray Scott was unopposed in the Republican primary. Scott defeated Konola in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scott won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 55 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Dan Robinson (D) and Virgil Fenn (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Scott Incumbent 58.2% 22,056
     Democratic Dan Robinson 37.8% 14,318
     Libertarian Virgil Fenn 4% 1,507
Total Votes 37,881

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scott defeated Robert Hislop and Steven P. Thacker in the August 10 primary. He was uncontested in the general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $43,862 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[6]

Ray Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 55 Won $28,956
2010 Colorado State House, District 55 Won $14,906
Grand Total Raised $43,862

2012

Scott won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $28,956.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Scott's campaign in 2012
Cmte To Elect Ray Scott (Colorado House District 54)$5,829
Mesa County Republican Party$2,500
Scott, Ray$763
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Cablevision Systems Corp$400
Total Raised in 2012$28,956
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Scott won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $14,906.

Scorecards

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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."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Laura Bradford (R)
Colorado House District 55
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Steve King
Colorado House District 54
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jared Wright (R)