Bill Cadman

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Bill Cadman
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Colorado State Senate, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University
Personal
Birthday10/04/1960
Place of birthHollywood, MD
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Cadman (b. October 4, 1960) has been a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate since 2007 and currently serves as State Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He represents the 10th district.

Cadman was a Board Member for the Colorado Republican Party from 1996 to 1998. He served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2007. In 2007 he was House Minority Caucus Chair. He then joined the Colorado State Senate in 2007.

Cadman earned his BA from California State University in 1989.

Cadman was Marketing Director of Manufacturing from 1990 to 1992. He then worked as Development Director for Lifeskills of Colorado Springs from 1992 to 1994. He also worked as Office Manager for United States Representative Joel Hefley from 1994 to 2000.

Issues

Jerry's kids bill

Jeanne Nicholson sponsored a bill in the 2011 session to give right of way throughout Colorado to police officers and firefighters who approach passing motorists for Jerry's Kids on Labor Day weekend.

Senate bill 270, approved by the Senate Local Government Committee, clarifies when and where public-safety personnel, such as firefighters, can solicit funds from motorists. Local governments would be required to approve permit applications submitted by firefighters to do their fundraising on roadways.

Nicholson contends her bill is really about public safety.

“As long as we can say when and where—this bill protects firefighters and others by law,” said Nicholson. “Because they are professionals, they are aware of the public-safety of the situation.”

The measure overrules local laws and authority in this matter.

Sen. Ellen Roberts said passage of the proposed measure would “open a Pandora’s Box.” Sen. Irene Aguilar, who is also concerned, said she would support SB270 for the time being but would seek additional input.

“I am voting yes because I came in here today saying I would but will need to talk more with (legislative staff),” said Aguilar.

Sen. Bill Cadman opposed the bill and said the measure raised a question of local control—and a constitutional one.

“(SB-270) is a total usurpation of local control. It tries to carve out an exemption from local laws, for a specific group, raising serious constitutional issues,” said Cadman. “It’s a good public service but bad public policy…the ends don’t justify the means.”[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Cadman won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 12 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated James Michael Bristol (C) and Dave Respecki (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Colorado State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill L. Cadman Incumbent 67.9% 34,673
     Libertarian Dave Respecki 16.9% 8,603
     American Constitution Party James Michael Bristol 15.2% 7,762
Total Votes 51,038

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cadman was elected to the 10th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Diane D. Whitley (D).[4]

Cadman raised $27,664 for his campaign, while Whitley raised $2,815.[5]

Colorado State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Cadman (R) 42,650
Diane D. Whitley (D) 22,955

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cadman is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cadman raised a total of $134,439 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/22/2013.

Bill Cadman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 12 Won $5,500
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $4,900
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 10 Won $27,664
2006 Colorado State House, District 15 Won $17,480
2004 Colorado State House, District 15 Won $15,175
2002 Colorado State House, District 15 Won $32,085
2000 Colorado State House, District 15 Won $31,635
Grand Total Raised $134,439

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Cadman's campaign in 2010
Copic Insurance$800
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee$400
Farmers Employees & Agent PAC: Support The Interests Of Farmers Group$400
Christiansen, Holger$400
Total Raised in 2010 $4,900

2008

In 2008, Cadman collected $27,664 in donations.[6]

His three largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Cadman For House District 15 Committee $5,469
Colorado Rural Electric Association $1,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors $1,000

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Personal

Cadman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

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