Amy Stephens

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Amy Stephens
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Colorado House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives
2010-present
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fullerton, 1980
Personal
ProfessionDirector/Founder, Fresh Ideas Communication and Consulting
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amy Stephens is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since 2007. She currently serves as State House Majority Leader.

Stephens is the Director and Founder of Fresh Ideas Communication and Consulting. She previously worked as a Public Policy/Youth Culture Specialist for Focus on the Family from 1991-2001.

She is a member of Focus on the Family, Pikes Peak Leadership Program, and the Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stephens has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Stephens did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Stephens has been a primary opponent to HB 10-1193, which requires internet retailers of a certain size outside of Colorado to provide total sales receipt information to the Colorado Department of Revenue. [3]

Stephens's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1157 - Makes BZP A Schedule I Narcotic
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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

Campaign themes

2012

Stephens's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs, Economy, and Small Business
Excerpt: "Majority Leader Stephens stands for freedom and economic growth"
  • Leadership
Excerpt: "Majority Leader Amy Stephens fought to win the Republican majority that will limit government and protect our liberty!"
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "We have a God-given rights to life, liberty, and property, and government exists to protect those rights. A bold, conservative leader, Majority Leader Amy Stephens leads the fight to protect your rights, safety, and security. Majority Leader Stephens is proud to have been endorsed by the NRA"
  • States Rights
Excerpt: "Majority Leader Amy Stephens fundamentally believes that Coloradans know best how to handle issues that impact our communities. Local control is a fundamental pillar of our Constitution and should always been defended."
  • Family Values, Life and Civil Unions
Excerpt: "Stephens believes in traditional marriage and does not support Civil Unions"

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stephens is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the Colorado House of Representatives, District 19. Redistricting has moved her into the 19th district where she will face the current incumbent Marsha Looper in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. This has caused some tension in the Statehouse as Looper co-sponsored a bill repealing the act that established the Colorado Health Care Benefits Exchange, which Stephens sponsored in 2011; Stephens labeled this move as "political posturing," while Looper sought to associate the Exchange program with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- commonly known simply as 'the health care law' or, more pejoratively, 'Obamacare'.[5] The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stephens ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Stephens won re-election to the 20th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jan Hejtmanek (D).[7]

Stephens raised $33,770 for her campaign, while Hejtmanek raised $7,246.[8]

Colorado State House, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amy Stephens (R) 38,555
Jan Hejtmanek (D) 12,107

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Stephens raised $20,858 in contributions. [9]

Her largest contributor was the Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee, which donated $2,000 to her campaign.

2008

Below are Stephens's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver $1,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,000
CO Automobile Dealers Assoc $400
Joseph N Jaggers III $400
Title Investors $400

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2007–present
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