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Cherylin Peniston

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Cherylin Peniston
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Colorado House of Representatives District 35
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
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 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1948
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionTeacher, retired
ReligionChristian-Methodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Cherylin Peniston is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Peniston's professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher at Scott Carpenter Middle School from 2003-2006, President of the Westminster Education Association form 1999-2003, and a social studies/foreign languages teacher at Scott Carpenter Middle School from 1971-1999.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Transportation and Energy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Colorado Senate Bill 57

As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Peniston voted against Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures. Peniston received substantial campaign contributions from the Colorado Education Association, which lobbied against the bill's passage.[1]

Peniston's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1019 - Cat Identification Law For Cities
  • HB 09-1082 - Recordings Of Bd Ed Public Meetings
  • HB 09-1107 - HOA Limits On Energy Efficiency Measures

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

Political courage tests

Peniston provided 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. She did not reply when asked her legislative priorities.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peniston won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 35. She ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. She defeated Brian Vande Krol (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCherylin N. Peniston Incumbent 56.2% 19,349
     Republican Brian Vande Krol 43.8% 15,075
Total Votes 34,424

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peniston ran for re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Peniston defeated Edgar Antillon (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 35 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Cherylin Peniston (D) 9,430
Edgar Antillon (R) 6,016

2008

On November 4, 2008, Peniston won re-election to the 35th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Tracy Gimer (R).[5]

Peniston raised $25,658 for her campaign, while Gimer raised $27.[6]

Colorado State House, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Cherylin Peniston (D) 14,421
Tracy Gimer (R) 7,133

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peniston is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Peniston raised a total of $149,453 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/29/2013.[7]

Cherylin Peniston's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 35 Won $62,653
2010 Colorado State House, District 35 Won $20,482
2008 Colorado State House, District 35 Won $25,658
2006 Colorado State House, District 35 Won $40,660
Grand Total Raised $149,453

2012

Peniston won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peniston raised a total of $62,653.

2010

Peniston won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Peniston raised a total of $20,482.

2008

Peniston won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Peniston raised a total of $25,658.

2006

Peniston won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Peniston raised a total of $40,660.

Personal

Peniston is a member of the National Education Association and Colorado Education Association, Westminster Citizen's Police Academy Alumni, and the Westminster Historical Society.[8]

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