Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008. All 65 seats were up for election.

Qualifications

Article 5, Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states: No person shall be a representative or senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall not for at least twelve months next preceding his election, have resided within the territory included in the limits of the county or district in which he shall be chosen; provided, that any person who at the time of the adoption of this constitution, was a qualified elector under the territorial laws, shall be eligible to the first general assembly.

Candidate contributions

During the 2008 elections, the total contributions to House candidates was $2,735,632. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Colorado House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Hasan, Ali $350,794
Colorado Democratic Party House Majority Project $152,679
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $126,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $110,000
Colorado Education Association $109,600
Colorado Association Of Realtors $100,500
McCluskey, Bob $93,906
Thomason, Tom $91,400
Service Employees Local 105 $60,789
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $60,625

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jeanne Labuda: 2,373 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Thomason: 1,923 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Labuda: 14,745 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Thomason: 10,234

District 2

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Ferrandino: 1,571 Approveda
  • James E. Johnson, Jr.: 368
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Thomas C. "Doc" Miller: 404 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Ferrandino: 13,506 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas C. "Doc" Miller: 3,424

District 3

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Anne L. McGihon: 3,398 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Paul A. Linton: 2,394 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anne L. McGihon: 21,482 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul A. Linton: 11,583

District 4

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • K. Jerry Frangas: 2,829 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Rick D. Nevin: 690 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party K. Jerry Frangas: 18,992 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick D. Nevin: 4,450
Independent (Write-in) Malachi "Tiny" Martinez: 3

District 5

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joel Judd: 2,187 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • J J Swiontek: 500 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joel Judd: 21,493 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party J J Swiontek: 5,160

District 6

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Liz Adams: 2,766
  • Lois Court: 3,246 Approveda
  • Josh Hanfling: 1,346
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Rima B. Sinclair: 702
  • Joshua Sharf: 1,696 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lois Court: 25,403 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joshua Sharf: 12,057

District 7

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Terrance D. Carroll: 3,448 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Josh Raines: 811 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terrance D. Carroll: 25,553 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Josh Raines: 6,737

District 8

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Beth McCann: 3,017 Approveda
  • Matt Bergles: 1,954
  • Cindy Lowery: 1,206
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beth McCann Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Miklosi: 2,782 Approveda
  • Paul Rosenthal: 2,023
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • James Landauer: 2,450 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Miklosi: 19,722 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Landauer: 9,915

District 10

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dickey Lee Hullinghorst: 4,571Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Dorothy Marshall: 1,409 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dickey Lee Hullinghorst: 25,400 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dorothy Marshall: 8,653

District 11

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jack Pommer: 4,308 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Catherine Jarrett: 2,772 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Pommer: 25,038 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Catherine Jarrett: 14,866

District 12

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Weissman: 4,618 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Daniel M. Lucas: 1,895 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Weissman: 23,432 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel M. Lucas: 10,513

District 13

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Levy: 6,327 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Robert E. Houdeshell: 1,514 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claire Levy: 30,259 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert E. Houdeshell: 10,682

District 14

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Chrese Exline: 1,191 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kent Lambert: 6,865 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kent Lambert: 25,004 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Chyrese Exline: 9,972

District 15

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Michelle L. Maksimowicz: 1,551 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mark Waller: 4,154 Approveda
  • Douglas Bruce: 3,827

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Waller: 24,804 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Michelle L. Maksimowicz: 12,521

District 16

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Richard M. Flores: 1,530 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Larry G. Liston: 4,957 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard M. Flores: 11,131
Republican Party Larry G. Liston: 15,989 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Apuan: 846 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Catherine "Kit" Roupe: 1,101 Approveda
  • Sheila Anne Hicks: 592

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Apuan: 7,778 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Catherine "Kit" Roupe: 7,239

District 18

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Merrifield: 1,883 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Katherine Szot: 4,957 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Merrifield: 17,231 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Katherine Szot: 9,980

District 19

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jimmy Phillips: 1,219 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Marsha Looper: 4,201 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Marsha Looper: 19,076 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jimmy Phillips: 9,239

District 20

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jan Hajtmanek: 1,415 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Amy Stephens: 10,680 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Amy Stephens: 38,555 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jan Hajtmanek: 12,107

District 21

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Anna Lord: 1,554 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bob Gardner: 6,175 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Gardner: 19,423 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Anna Lord: 13,882

District 22

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Camille Ryckman: 2,959 Approveda
  • Vince Chowdhury: 602
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ken Summers: 4,383 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ken Summers: 19,107 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Camille Ryckman: 15,922

District 23

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Gwyn Green: 3,185 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mary Lynn Wagner: 2,920 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gwyn Green: 18,027 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Lynn Wagner: 11,673

District 24

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sue Schafer: 2,479 Approveda
  • Dave Ruchman: 2,450
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Cheryl Palm: 2,952 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sue Schafer: 18,232 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cheryl Palm: 11,068

District 25

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Andrew Scripter: 3,504 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Cheri Gerou: 5,668 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cheri Gerou: 22,739 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Andrew Scripter: 18,326
Libertarian Party Jack J. Woehr: 1,886

District 26

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Kerr: 3,645 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ray Warren: 3,366 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Kerr: 18,850 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ray Warren: 12,226

District 27

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sara Gagliardi: 3,786 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • John Bodnar: 4,148 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sara Gagliardi: 17,684 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Bodnar: 16,081
Independent Amanda Campbell: 1,425

District 28

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Dittemore: 2,716 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jim Kerr: 5,555Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Kerr: 21,789 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Tom Dittemore: 15,333

District 29

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Debbie Benefield: 3,779 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mary Arnold: 2,995 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debbie Benefield: 19,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Arnold: 13,692

District 30

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dave Rose: 1,306 Approveda
  • Mark Nicastle: 1,064
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Priola: 1,579 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin Priola: 11,936 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dave Rose: 11,505

District 31

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Judy Solano: 4,055 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Holly Hansen: 2,567 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judy Solano: 23,388 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Holly Hansen: 17,997

District 32

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Edward Casso: 2,551 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edward Casso Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dianne Primavera: 4,773 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Nick Kliebenstein: 3,597 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dianne Primavera: 25,402 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nick Kliebenstein: 19,949

District 34

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • John F. Soper: 3,268 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Bopp: 1,776 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John F. Soper: 14,927 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Bopp: 8,968
Green Party Tony D'Lallo: 1,016

District 35

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Cherylin Peniston: 3,190 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tracy Gimer: 1,414 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cherylin Peniston: 14,421 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tracy Gimer: 7,133

District 36

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Su Ryden: 2,346 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kathy Green: 2,364 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Su Ryden: 16,878 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kathy Green: 11,398

District 37

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Diana Holland: 2,928 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Spencer Swalm: 6,933 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Spencer Swalm: 19,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Diana Holland: 17,441
Independent Brian Olds: 990

District 38

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Rice: 3,447 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Dave Kerber: 5,996 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Rice: 20,357 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Kerber: 17,286

District 39

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mollie Cullom: 3,328 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • David Balmer: 6,882 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Balmer: 26,157 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mollie Cullom: 23,097

District 40

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Wilde: 2,595 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Cindy Acree: 5,696 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cindy Acree: 24,276 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Karen Wilde: 17,363

District 41

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Nancy Todd: 3,409 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Todd Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Middleton: 1,846 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • George P. Carouthers: 1,438 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Middleton: 11,870 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George P. Carouthers: 4,395
Libertarian Party James Frye: 1,207

District 43

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Stevens: 2,548 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Frank McNulty: 6,729 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Frank McNulty: 27,366 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Stevens: 15,846

District 44

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Shelly Tokerud: 2,229 Approveda
  • Ovieh Agahro: 492
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Michael May: 7,759 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael May: 32,798 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Shelly Tokerud: 18,200

District 45

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Holly Gorman: 2,465 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mark Sievers: 3,721
  • Carole R. Murray: 6,289 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Carole R. Murray: 37,609 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Holly Gorman: 18,318

District 46

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sal Pace: 2,113 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sal Pace Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Liane "Buffie" McFadyen: 1,802 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Troy Sammons: 782 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liane "Buffie" McFadyen: 21,175 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Troy Sammons: 14,389

District 48

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Williams: 3,076 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Glenn Vaad: 3,425 Approveda
  • Marc Yingling: 2,997

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Glenn Vaad: 28,937 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bill Williams: 19,625

District 49

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • James Ross: 2,720 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Lundberg: 4,764Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin Lundberg: 25,906 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James Ross:18,920

District 50

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Riesberg: 1,486 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Scott M. Helman: 2,066 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Riesberg: 14,139 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott M. Helman: 8,688

District 51

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Bennett: 2,242 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Don Marostica: 4,158 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Marostica: 23,366 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ken Bennett: 17,274

District 52

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Michael Kefalas: 2,792 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bob McCluskey: 3,303 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Michael Kefalas: 24,812 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob McCluskey: 17,159

District 53

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Randy Fischer: 1,874 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Donna Gallup: 2,009 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Fischer: 21,949 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donna Gallup: 12,664

District 54

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidate filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Steve King: 6,082 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve King Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Bernie Buescher: 2,354 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Laura Bradford: 4,827 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Laura Bradford: 17,996 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bernie Buescher: 17,391

District 56

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Christine Scanlan: 2,518 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ali Hasan: 963 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Scanlan: 18,300 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ali Hasan: 15,992

District 57

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • R. Todd Hagenbuch: 1,233 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Randy L. Baumgardner: 2,319 Approveda
  • Daniel L. Korkowski: 1,130

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randy L. Baumgardner: 19,929 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party R. Todd Hagenbuch: 15,346

District 58

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Noelle Hagan: 2,437 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Scott R. Tipton: 5,087 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Scott R. Tipton: 22,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Noelle Hagan: 15,847

District 59

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidate filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ellen Roberts: 2,213 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ellen Roberts Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Cal Michael Cali: 2,127 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Massey: 4,584 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Massey: 23,729 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cal Michael Cali: 12,929

District 61

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Kathleen E. Curry: 1,031 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen E. Curry Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rocky White: 1,638
  • Edward Vigil: 3,171 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Randy Jackson: 2,217 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edward Vigil: 15,438 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Jackson: 11,015
Democratic Party (Write-in) Rafael Gallegos: 241

District 63

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Cory Gardner: 4,661 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cory Gardner Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Wes McKinley: 1,940 Approveda
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ken Torres: 1,416 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wes McKinley: 15,514 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Torres: 10,863

District 65

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidate filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jerry Sonnenberg: 4,697 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry Sonnenberg: 25,685 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Dan Conn: 375

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