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Bill Cadman

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Bill Cadman
Colorado State Senate District 10
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
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.

Committee assignments


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


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


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]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Cadman's seat was not up for election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Cadman was elected to the 10th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Diane D. Whitley (D).[2]

Cadman raised $27,664 for his campaign, while Whitley raised $2,815.[3]

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


In 2008, Cadman collected $27,664 in donations.[4]

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


Cadman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

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