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Bob Gardner
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Colorado House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 21
2007-2013
Education
J.D.University of Texas School of Law, 1981
OtherLLM, George Washington University, 1986
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
Place of birthHondo, TX
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Gardner is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 20 since 2013.

Gardner was a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 21st District from 2007 to 2013.

Gardner is an attorney and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.[1]

Issues

Gardner 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]

Gardner's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1143 - HMOs Offer Limited Benefit Plans
  • HB 09-1212 - Temp Inc Tax Credit For New Home Buyers
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bob Gardner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Judiciary
Legal Services
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gardner won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 20 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Michael Goldsborough (D) and Sue Ann Meals (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gardner Incumbent 66.9% 24,490
     Democratic Michael Goldsborough 33.1% 12,122
Total Votes 36,612

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner ran for re-election to the 21st District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jonathan T. Dooley (D) in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gardner (R) 18,337
Jonathan T. Dooley (D) 7,510

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gardner won re-election to the 21st District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Anna Lord (D).[6]

Gardner raised $19,430 for his campaign, while Lord raised $24,719.[7]

Colorado State House, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gardner (R) 19,423
Anna Lord (D) 13,882

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Gardner raised $16,265 in contributions. [8]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $2,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee $1,000

2008

Below are Gardner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Robert S Gardner $3,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $600
CO Civil Justice League PAC $400
Qwest Communications $400
CO Mortgage Lenders PAC $400

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amy Stephens (R)
Colorado House District 20
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 21
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Lois Landgraf (R)