Cindy Acree

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Cindy Acree
Colorado House of Representatives District 40
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Associate'sCottey College, 1975
Bachelor'sSouthern Methodist University
OtherMSJA, University of Devner
Place of birthPasadena, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Cindy Acree is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 40th District since 2009.

Acree earned her AA in Fine Arts/Political Science from Cottey College in 1975. She went on to receive her BA in History/Political Science/Social Science Research from Southern Methodist University. She then earned her MSJA in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver.

Acree formerly taught at the University of Denver College of Law. From 1988 to 2008, she was a board member and chairman of the board of the Colorado Neurological Institute. She is currently owner of Protektmark LLC.


Acree 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.[1]

Acree's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1097 - Alternative Medicaid Program For Elderly
  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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

Presidential preference


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

Cindy Acree endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Acree is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 40. She is running unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Acree ran for re-election to the 40th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. She then defeated Libertarian James W. Phelps and Independent Pervaiz Kaiser. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Acree won election to the 40th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Karen Wilde (D).[4]

Acree raised $40,286 for her campaign, while Wilde raised $9,739.[5]

Colorado State House, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cindy Acree (R) 24,276
Karen Wilde (D) 17,363

Campaign donors


In 2010, Acree raised $25,499 in contributions. [6]

Her largest contributor was the Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee, which donated $1,000 to her campaign.


Below are Acree's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Assoc of Realtors $2,000
Colorado CU Political Act Cmte $400
CO Republican Party $400
Maxie Carpenter $400
Bruce D Benson $400

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Acree and her husband Robert have three children.

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