Abel Tapia

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Abel Tapia
Colorado State Senate District 3
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Business Owner
Abel Tapia (b. July 23, 1949) was a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate from 2003 to 2011. He represented the 3rd district.

Tapi was Member/President of the Pueblo School Board from 1993 to 1997. He served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002.

Tapi earned his AAD from Southern Colorado State College. He went on to receive his BSCE in Engineering from Colorado State. He then attended the Graduate School of Business and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Tapi has worked as Chief Engineer for CF and I Steel Corporation. He has been owner of Abel Engineering Professionals Incorporated since 1985.

Committee assignments



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Tapia was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Colorado's term limits.


On November 7, 2006, Tapia was elected to the 3rd District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Tapia raised $51,853 for his campaign.[2]

See The State of Colorado's Cumulative Report on votes [3]

Colorado State Senate, District 3 General election (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Abel J. Tapia (D) 37562

Campaign donors


In 2006, Tapia collected $51,853 in donations.[4]

His two largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Pueblo Ed Association $1,054


Tapia has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 3
Succeeded by
Angela Giron