Andrew Romanoff

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Andrew Romanoff
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker, Colorado House of Representatives
2005-2008
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
2000-2008
Education
Bachelor'sYale University (1989)
Master'sHarvard University (1993)
J.D.University of Denver
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1966
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionTeacher, Analyst
ReligionJewish
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Andrew Romanoff (b. August 24, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in the 6th congressional district of Colorado. Romanoff is a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives, serving four terms from 2000-2008, including two terms as Speaker of the House.[1]

Biography

Romanoff was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Columbus, Ohio.[2] He graduated with a B.A. from Yale University in 1989, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1993. He also holds a law degree from the University of Denver.

He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, and works as an instructor at the Community College of Aurora.[3]

Career

  • 2010: Ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate
  • 2005-2009: Speaker of the House, Colorado State House of Representatives
  • 2003-2004: Minority Leader, State House
  • 2000-2008: Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives
  • 1997-1998: Policy Analyst, Former Governor of Colorado Roy Romer
  • 1993-1997: Senior Associate, Greenberg Baron Simon and Miller Incorporated

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014

Romanoff is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th congressional district of Colorado. Romanoff is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary, the date of which is to be determined. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014. He declared his candidacy on February 1, 2013.[4]

Romanoff is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which is designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[5]

Race background

Republican incumbent Mike Coffman's narrow re-election victory in 2012 signaled to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that Colorado's 6th district is vulnerable to partisan switch in 2014. As of January, 2013, the DCCC was already at work recruiting Democrats to take on incumbents in targeted districts. According to a Roll Call report released on Jan. 22, the DCCC capitalized on the elite guest lists at events surrounding the presidential inauguration to vet potential candidates in three promising congressional districts, including Romanoff, who had already been considering a bid for the 6th district seat.[6] The 6th district became significantly more hospitable to Democratic candidates after 2011, when it was redrawn to include nearly as many Democratic and unaffiliated voters as Republican voters.[7] Romanoff made his candidacy official on Feb 1.[8]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Romanoff's reports.

Andrew Romanoff (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$0.00$514,477.46$(21,786.07)$492,691.39
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$492,691.39$506,169.24$(80,444.03)$918,416.60
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$918,416.60$524,871.09$(108,787.59)$1,334,500.10
Year-End[12]January 29, 2014$1,334,500$458,943$(123,826)$1,669,617
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$1,669,617$603,520$(174,519)$2,098,619
Pre-Primary[14]June 12, 2014$2,098,619$465,824$(213,442)$2,351,001
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$2,351,001$376,684$(52,263)$2,675,422
Running totals
$3,450,488.79$(775,067.69)

Awards

In 2008, Governing magazine named Romanoff as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for his bipartisan approach as speaker in addressing the Colorado's budget problems.[16] Other honorees included Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[17]

See also

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References

  1. The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff to run in Colorado's 6th Congressional District," February 3, 2013
  2. [http://www.governing.com/poy/Andrew-Romanoff.html Governing, "2008 Public Officials of the Year - Comity Captain Andrew Romanoff," accessed February 12, 2013]
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Andrew Romanoff's Biography," accessed February 12, 2013
  4. Andrew Romanoff Official 2014 Campaign Website, "Home," accessed February 12, 2013
  5. Roll Call;, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 9, 2013
  6. Roll Call, "DCCC Uses Inauguration to Tout Potential House Recruits," January 22, 2013
  7. The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff indicates he might challenge Mike Coffman," January 15, 2013
  8. The Denver Post, "Andrew Romanoff to run in Colorado's 6th Congressiional District," February 3, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff Pre-Primary," accessed June 23, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Romanoff July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  16. Zach Patton, Governing, "Comity Captain," 2008
  17. Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012