Spencer Swalm

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Spencer Swalm
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Colorado House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado-Boulder
J.D.University of Denver
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1951
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Spencer Swalm is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Swalm did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Swalm's professional experience includes working as the owner of Redstone Benefit Systems, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Health, Insurance and Environment

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Swalm served on these committees:

Issues

Swalm's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1012 - Incentives Wellness & Prevention Program
  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1187 - Allow Tolling Of Existing Toll-free Hwys

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

Presidential preference

2012

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

Spencer Swalm endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Political courage tests

Swalm did not provide 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.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swalm won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 37. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Jan Spooner (D) and Jeffrey Kicia (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Swalm Incumbent 52.4% 21,318
     Democratic Jan Spooner 43.9% 17,864
     Libertarian Jeffrey J. Kicia 3.7% 1,509
Total Votes 40,691

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swalm ran for re-election to the 37th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Swalm defeated Brett Godfrey (D) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 37 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Swalm (R) 18,787
Brett Godfrey (D) 12,017

2008

On November 4, 2008, Swalm won re-election to the 37th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponents Diana Holland (D) and Brian Olds (ACP).[4]

Swalm raised $117,820 for his campaign, while Holland raised $85,746 and Olds raised $754.[5]

Colorado State House, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Swalm (R) 19,427
Diana Holland (D) 17,441
Brian Olds (ACP) 990

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swalm is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Swalm raised a total of $334,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Spencer Swalm's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 37 Won $59,042
2010 Colorado State House, District 37 Won $65,663
2008 Colorado State House, District 37 Won $117,820
2006 Colorado State House, District 37 Won $91,729
Grand Total Raised $334,254

2012

Swalm won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swalm raised a total of $59,042.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Spencer Swalm's campaign in 2012
Copic Insurance$4,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Colorado Mining Association$550
Hudson, Larry G$400
Colorado Rural Electric Association$400
Total Raised in 2012$59,042
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Swalm won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Swalm raised a total of $65,663.

2008

Swalm won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Swalm raised a total of $117,820.

2006

Swalm won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Swalm raised a total of $91,729.

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 votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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 votes on "tax, spending, or government intrusion votes."
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

Swalm is a volunteer with the 96 Hour Victory Campaign. He is a member of the Arapahoe County Republican Men's Club, Centennial Republican Forum, Colorado Republican Business Coalition and The Independence Institute.[9]

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Colorado House District 37
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