Danny Stroud

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Danny Stroud
Danny Stroud.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 1
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy, 1975
Master'sSaint Mary's College of California, 1986
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
ProfessionRegular Army Major
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Danny Stroud was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Colorado. He lost to incumbent Diana DeGette.[1]


Campaign themes


Stroud's website listed the following issues:

  • Budgets and Frugal Government Spending
Excerpt: "We cannot continue to spend more than we can afford. Difficult choices must be made."
  • Taxes and Fees
Excerpt: "We must work hard to eliminate burdensome fees and taxes that we know are being used to fund programs we do not support and do not need."
  • States' Rights
Excerpt: "We need strong state leadership to fight to preserve our freedoms here in Colorado."
  • Smaller Government
Excerpt: "We need to shrink the government and reduce the cost to support it."
  • Colorado State Industries
Excerpt: "I will work hard to restore our industries and make Colorado once again a desirable place to start and run a business."
  • Armed Forces
Excerpt: "I hold our active duty military and our veterans in the highest level of reverence and support all programs that reward their service."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We must allow families to control the education of their children and attend the school of their choice."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "We must stop the despicable anti-senior trend in our government. Our Seniors deserve our support and respect."



See also: Colorado's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Stroud ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 1st District. He defeated Richard Murphy in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He faced incumbent Diana DeGette (D), Frank Atwood (L), Gary Swing (G), and Thomas Henry Juniel (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and lost to DeGette.[2][3]

U.S. House, Colorado District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana DeGette Incumbent 68.2% 237,579
     Republican Danny Stroud 26.8% 93,217
     Libertarian Frank Atwood 3.6% 12,585
     Green Gary Swing 1.4% 4,829
Total Votes 348,210
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Colorado's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Stroud 65.1% 11,936
Richard Murphy 34.9% 6,407
Total Votes 18,343


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stroud was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Democrat Jeanne Labuda.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 1 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanne Labuda (D) 10,389
Danny E. Stroud (R) 7,992

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Stroud's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Stroud did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stroud's campaign committee raised a total of $18,183 and spent $18,183.[4]


Stroud has two children.[5]

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