Claire Levy

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Claire Levy
Colorado House of Representatives District 13
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 7
Minority Whip, Colorado State House of Representatives
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sCarleton College, 1978
J.D.Case Western Reserve University, 1982
BirthdayJuly 3, 1956
Place of birthBloomington, IN
Office website
Personal website
Claire Levy is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 13th District since 2007. She currently serves as Minority Whip.

Levy is an attorney with her own firm, the Claire B. Levy Limited Liability Company. She served as Assistant County Attorney of Jefferson County from 1989-1999, Associate with Buchan, Gray, Purvis, and Scheutze from 1986-1989, and Deputy Public Defender in the Colorado State Public Defender's Office from 1983-1986.[1]


Levy 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. When asked his legislative priorities she stated, "Energy efficiency programs for utilities, Universal health care, Increasing transit oriented development and increasing state support for public transportation."[2]

Levy's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1094 - Cell Phone Prohibitions For Drivers
  • HB 09-1190 - Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act
  • HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act

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

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Levy is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 13. She is running unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Levy ran for re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Levy defeated Robert E. Houdeshell (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claire Levy (D) 22,765
Robert E. Houdeshell (R) 9,141


On November 4, 2008, Levy won re-election to the 13th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Robert E. Houdeshell (R).[4]

Levy raised $22,722 for her campaign, while Houdeshell raised $9,862.[5]

Colorado State House, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claire Levy (D) 30,259
Robert E. Houdeshell (R) 10,682

Campaign donors


In 2010, Levy raised $22,707 in contributions. [6]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $2,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $1,250


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

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Boulder Valley Education Association $500
CO Assoc of Public Employees $500
CO Education Assoc $500

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