|Colorado House of Representatives District 46|
|Minority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Fort Lewis College|
|Master's||Louisiana State University|
Pace earned his B.A. in Political Science from Fort Lewis College. He went on to receive his M.A. in American Political Theory from Louisiana State University.
Pace is a former American Government professor at Pueblo Community College. He has also worked as adjunct professor for Colorado State University-Pueblo.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pace served on these committees:
- Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, Colorado General Assembly
- Legislative Council Committee, Colorado General Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pace served on these committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee
- Appropriations Committee
- Judiciary Committee
Pace's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1273 - Healthcare For Colorado
- HB 09-1302 - Preference For Colorado Steel
- HB 09-1317 - No State Lands To Expand Pinon Canyon
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Pace's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "I was raised in a family of small business owners. My father has owned a car repair shop for three decades, my mother owned a toy store, and several of my siblings are entrepreneurs - including a brother who owns a car repair shop on the Western Slope."
- Excerpt: "I adamantly oppose the Ryan Budget and its effort to privatize Medicare and convert it into a voucher program. Medicare is one of the best and most effective programs in this country, and I will do everything I can to protect it and the seniors who rely on it. If elected, I will make sure that insurance companies with large profits are not jacking up premiums on vulnerable customers."
- Social Security
- Excerpt: "I have a strong track record of advocating on behalf of older Americans. I truly believe we show who we are as a country by making sure those who paved the way before us live with dignity, with opportunity, without discrimination and with accessible benefits like social security that they’ve paid into their whole lives."
- Tipton-Ryan Budget: Bad for Colorado
- Excerpt: "Congressman Scott Tipton voted for and strongly defends the Ryan Budget. Tipton has voted twice for the budget that Newt Gingrich called "right-wing social engineering.""
- Excerpt: "To me, it’s simple: education means opportunity – opportunity for a good job, a better life for our kids, a healthier economy for us all. We need another Sputnik moment where we do more to invest in creating a brighter future for our next generation in order to ensure that we can never be defeated in the classroom."
Pace ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He faced Gregory Gilman (L), incumbent Scott Tipton (R), Morgan West (I), Tisha Casida (I), and Jaime McMillan (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and lost to Scott Tipton.
|U.S. House, Colorado District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Scott Tipton Incumbent||53.4%||185,291|
|Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Pace ran for re-election to the 46th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. He defeated Steven Rodriguez (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 46 General election (2010)|
|Sal Pace (D)||13,705|
|Steven Rodriguez (R)||6,111|
Pace raised $47,053 for his campaign.
|U.S. House, Colorado District 3, 2012 - Sal Pace Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,342,229|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,225,171|
|Top contributors to Sal Pace's campaign committee|
|League of Conservation Voters||$15,503|
|Henry Crown & Co||$12,500|
|American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees||$10,250|
|New Democrat Coalition||$10,250|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$80,750|
In 2010, Pace raised $37,101 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|Pueblo County Teachers Association||$2,125|
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte||$2,125|
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
Below are Pace's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 7||$4,000|
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|Laborers Local 578||$500|
|CO Education Assoc||$500|
Pace and his wife, Marlene, have two children.
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- Campaign website
- Sal Pace's personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. Sal Pace
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- KOAA.com, "Sal Pace wins Pueblo County Commissioner seat," January 12, 2013
- Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Associated Press, "Unofficial election results," June 26, 2012
- Colorado Secretary of State "2008 General election results," accessed April 14, 2014
- Follow the Money "Funds raised by 2008 House candidates," accessed April 14, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Sal Pace 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Colorado House District 46
| Succeeded by|
Leroy Garcia, Jr. (D)