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David Balmer
Colorado State Senate District 27
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/$183 per day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina
J.D.Wake Forest Law School
Office website
Personal website
David Balmer is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 27 since 2013.

Balmer was a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 39th District from 2005 to 2013. He served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Balmer is a Senior Manager with Cherokee Investment Partners, and a Major in the United States Army Reserve.[1]

Balmer won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012.


Balmer 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.[2]

Balmer's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1192 - Eliminate 3.2 Beer Restrictions
  • HB 09-1212 - Temp Inc Tax Credit For New Home Buyers
  • HB 09-1275 - EMT Provisional Certification

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

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor and Technology
Local Government


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


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Balmer won election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 27. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated David Paladino (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Colorado State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Balmer 54.8% 42,411
     Democratic David Paladino 45.2% 34,957
Total Votes 77,368


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Balmer ran for re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Balmer defeated Carol Levine in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 39 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Balmer (R) 22,879
Carol Levine (D) 14,659


On November 4, 2008, Balmer won re-election to the 39th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Mollie Cullom (D).[5]

Balmer raised $139,358 for his campaign, while Cullom raised $71,832.[6]

Colorado State House, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Balmer (R) 26,157
Mollie Cullom (D) 23,097

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Balmer raised $121,670 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Copic Insurance $4,400
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $2,000
Colorado Medical Society $1,400
Naiop Colorado Chapter $1,400


Below are Balmer's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Copic Insurance $4,400
CO Assoc of Realtors $4,250
CO Chiropractic Assoc $4,250
Apartment Assoc $2,200
Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver $2,125

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Spence (R)
Colorado State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Colorado House District 39
Succeeded by
Polly Lawrence (R)