Robert Ramirez

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Robert Ramirez
Robert Ramirez.jpg
Former candidate for
Colorado House of Representatives District, 29
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
District 29
January 12, 2011-2013
Military service
Service/branchUnited State Navy
Years of service1988
Campaign website
Robert Ramirez was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 29 of the Colorado House of Representatives. He previously held the seat from 2011 to 2013. He withdrew from the race on June 19, 2014.[1]


Ramirez earned his A.A. in Business. His professional experience includes working as a manager. He served in the United States Navy in 1988.

Committee assignments


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



Ramirez sponsored the Safer Schools Act of 2011 (House Bill 1121) in the 2011 session, along with Sen. Keith King. The bill places a ban on the hiring of non-classified public school employees who have been convicted of a felony.

The bill was amended to allow for employment of felons convicted of domestic violence, a first or second degree assault, and felony drug offenses under prescribed conditions.[2]



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Tracy Kraft-Tharp was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Edgar Ramirez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kraft-Tharp defeated Susan Kochevar (R) and Hans Romer (L) in the general election.[3] Ramirez withdrew from the race on June 19, 2014.[4][5][6][7]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ramirez ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 29. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTracy Kraft-Tharp 51.3% 19,368
     Republican Robert Ramirez Incumbent 43.1% 16,281
     Libertarian Hans V. Romer 5.6% 2,129
Total Votes 37,778


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ramirez defeated incumbent Democrat Debbie Benefield in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 29 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Ramirez (R) 12,738
Debbie Benefield (D) 12,541

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ramirez raised $39,726 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Jefferson County Republican Central Cmte $1,805
Colorado Rural Electric Association $1,400
The Caci Prosperity Fund $1,300
Colorado Good Government League $1,100


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Ramirez endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]


Ramirez and his wife Suzanne have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Benefield
Colorado House District 29
Succeeded by
Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D)