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Amy Stephens
Colorado House of Representatives District 19
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 2
Majority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 20
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fullerton, 1980
ProfessionDirector/Founder, Fresh Ideas Communication and Consulting
Office website
Campaign website
Amy Stephens is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 19 since 2013.

Stephens previously was a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 20th District from 2007 to 2013. She also served 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


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Insurance and Environment
Public Health Care and Human Services


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


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


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


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"



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stephens won re-election in the 2012 election for the Colorado House of Representatives, District 19. Redistricting moved her into the 19th district where she defeated the current incumbent Marsha Looper in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Stephens Incumbent 82.3% 33,606
     Libertarian Alan MacGregor Bassett 11.6% 4,735
     American Constitution Party Timothy Shawn Biolchini 6.1% 2,503
Total Votes 40,844

Colorado House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Stephens Incumbent 59.5% 7,458
Marsha Looper Incumbent 40.5% 5,068
Total Votes 12,526

This pairing 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] She defeated Timothy Shawn Biolchini (C) and Alan MacGregor Bassett (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]


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.


On November 4, 2008, Stephens won re-election to the 20th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Jan Hejtmanek (D).[9]

Stephens raised $33,770 for her campaign, while Hejtmanek raised $7,246.[10]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Stephens raised $20,858 in contributions. [11]

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


Below are Stephens's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Marsha Looper (R)
Colorado House District 19
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Colorado House District 20
Succeeded by
Bob Gardner (R)