Betsy Markey

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Betsy Markey
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Candidate for
Colorado Treasurer
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, Colorado, District 4
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1978)
Master'sAmerican University (1983)
OtherColorado Institute for Leadership Training (2002)
Personal
BirthdayApril 27, 1956
Place of birthCresskill, New Jersey
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Betsy Markey (b. April 27, 1956, in Cresskill, New Jersey) is a Democratic candidate for Colorado Treasurer in the 2014 elections.[1]

Markey is a former Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of Colorado, serving from 2009 to 2011.[2]

Biography

Markey was born in Cresskill, New Jersey. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. She returned to school for her Master of Public Administration from American University.[2]

In 2002, Markey further expanded her education by attending the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training.

Markey's professional experience includes working in a number of management roles in the private sector as well as two years of experience as the Northern/Eastern Regional Director for the U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, from 2005-2007.[2] Among her private industry credentials, Markey is the co-founder, CEO and CFO of Syscom Services, Incorporated and owned and operated a HuckleBerry's. In addition, she has served as Director of Computer Security Policy and Training in the United States Department of State's Office of Information Systems Security.[2]

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science - University of Florida (1978)
  • Master of Public Administration - American University (1983)
  • Attended - Colorado Institute for Leadership Training (2002)

Political career

U.S. House of Representatives (2009-2011)

Markey was a representative in the United States House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Colorado, elected to a single term in November 2008.[2] She took office on January 3, 2009 and served until January 3, 2011.

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Markey is running for election as Colorado Treasurer. Markey is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. [3]

Analysis

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Markey has voted with the House Democratic leadership 95.2% of the time.[4] That same analysis reported that she also voted with party leadership 93.8% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that, while serving in the 111th Congress, Markey voted 98% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the U.S. House.[5]

Specific Votes

Rep. Markey voted for TARP.[6] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[7]

Markey also supported the auto bailout.[8] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[9]

In addition, Rep. Markey voted for the stimulus bill.[10] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[11]

Markey also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[12] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[13]

Markey supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[14] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[15]

Finally, Markey voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[16] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marilyn Musgrave (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Colorado, District 4
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Cory Gardner (R)