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'''Charles Colgan''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia Senate]] since 1976, representing the 29th district.
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  |Name = Charles Colgan
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  |Profile picture = Charles Colgan.jpg
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  |Position = Virginia Senate District 29
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  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Tenure = 1976 - Present
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2016
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  |Base salary = $18,000/year
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  |Per diem = $178/day
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  |Last election = [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |First elected = 1975
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  |Birthday = 09/25/1926
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  |Place of birth = Frostburg, MD
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  |Religion = Roman Catholic
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  |Office website = http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/7c0f572c912f1f5785256aa00071995f?OpenDocument
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{{tnr}}'''Charles Colgan''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]] since 1976, representing the 29th district.  He currently serves as [[State Senate President Pro Tempore|President Pro Tempore]].
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Colgan served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and the Air Force. Colgan is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Colgan served on the following committees:
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor Committee]]
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*[[Finance Committee, Virginia Senate|Finance]]
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*[[General Laws and Technology Committee, Virginia Senate|General Laws and Technology]]
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*[[Rules Committee, Virginia State Senate|Rules]]
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*[[Transportation Committee, Virginia Senate|Transportation]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Colgan served on the following committees:
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*[[Finance Committee, Virginia Senate|Finance]], Chair
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor]]
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*[[General Laws and Technology Committee, Virginia Senate|General Laws and Technology]]
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*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
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==District 29==
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Colgan represents Virginia Senate District 29. Senate District 29 includes [[Sunshinereview:Manassas, Virginia|Manassas]], [[Sunshinereview:Manassas Park, Virginia|Manassas Park]], [[Sunshinereview:Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William County]](part).
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==Elections==
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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On November 8, 2011, Colgan won re-election to District 29 of the [[Virginia State Senate]].  He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= Virginia State Senate, District 29 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|winner1 = Charles Colgan
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 13365
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|candidate2 = Tom Gordy
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|votes2 = 10875
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}}
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===2007===
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On Nov. 6, 2007, Colgan won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the [[Virginia State Senate]], defeating opponent Robert Fitzsimmonds (R).<ref> [https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2007/196E44FA-8B19-4240-9A44-737216DAA55D/Unofficial/7_s.shtml 2007 Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 29]</ref>
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Colgan raised $542,152 for his campaign while Fitzsimmonds raised $473,577.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2007#results_summary_S 2007 Campaign Spending, Virginia Senate, District 29]</ref>
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{{Votepercentbox |
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  office = Virginia State Senate, District 29 (2007)
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}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Charles Colgan (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''21,010'''
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| align="center" | 54.10%
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| colspan="2" | Robert Fitzsimmonds (R)
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| align="right" | 17,766
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| align="center" | 45.75%
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|}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Colgan received $529,971 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Virginia State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 529971
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|total votes = 13365
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|org1 = Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
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|org2 = Virginia Democratic Party
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|org3 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|org4 = Alpha Natural Resources
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|org5 = Saslaw For State Senate Senator Richard L
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|orgdonor1 = 198,210
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|orgdonor2 = 152,321
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|orgdonor3 = 9,500
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|orgdonor4 = 8,000
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|orgdonor5 = 5,000
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|}}
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===2007===
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Below are Charles' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2007 total
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|Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
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|$65,144
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|Capital Aviation Instrument Corporation
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|$35,000
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|One Virginia
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|$30,000
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|Moving Virginia Forward
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|$22,732
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|Michael J. Colgan
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|$20,000
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|}
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==Personal==
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Colgan was born in [[Sunshinereview:Frostburg, Maryland|Frostburg, Maryland]] on September 25, 1926l.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/7c0f572c912f1f5785256aa00071995f?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
 
* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/7c0f572c912f1f5785256aa00071995f?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5088 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5088 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5088 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/115199-charles-j-colgan-virginia Sen. Colgan on State Surge]
 
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/115199-charles-j-colgan-virginia Sen. Colgan on State Surge]
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* Campaign contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=353 1999], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19607 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19335 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77435 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94922 2007]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Charles-J-Colgan/374622493076 Charles Colgan on Facebook]
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Revision as of 16:04, 21 March 2013

Charles Colgan
Charles Colgan.jpg
Virginia Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
1976 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 38
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1975
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday09/25/1926
Place of birthFrostburg, MD
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charles Colgan has been a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate since 1976, representing the 29th district. He currently serves as President Pro Tempore.

Colgan served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and the Air Force. Colgan is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Colgan served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Colgan served on the following committees:

District 29

Colgan represents Virginia Senate District 29. Senate District 29 includes Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William County(part).

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Colgan won re-election to District 29 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Colgan Incumbent 55.1% 13,365
     Republican Tom Gordy 44.9% 10,875
Total Votes 24,240

2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Colgan won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Robert Fitzsimmonds (R).[2]

Colgan raised $542,152 for his campaign while Fitzsimmonds raised $473,577.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 29 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Colgan (D) 21,010 54.10%
Robert Fitzsimmonds (R) 17,766 45.75%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Colgan received $529,971 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Colgan's campaign in 2011
Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus$198,210
Virginia Democratic Party$152,321
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$9,500
Alpha Natural Resources$8,000
Saslaw For State Senate Senator Richard L$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $529,971
Total Votes received in 2011 13,365
Cost of each vote received $39.65

2007

Below are Charles' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus $65,144
Capital Aviation Instrument Corporation $35,000
One Virginia $30,000
Moving Virginia Forward $22,732
Michael J. Colgan $20,000

Personal

Colgan was born in Frostburg, Maryland on September 25, 1926l.

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