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}}{{tnr}}'''Dominick Moreno''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Dominick Moreno''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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In 2009, at the age of 27, Moreno secured 51% of the vote in his bid for the [http://www.c3gov.com/index.aspx?nid=269 city council of Commerce City], becoming the youngest city councilmember in Commerce City history.<ref name = about>[http://www.dominickmoreno.com/about-dominick/ ''About Dominick'' - Official campaign website, Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>  He served two years in that position before being appointed Mayor Pro Tem of Commerce City.<ref name = codems>[http://cohousedems.com/dominick-moreno/ ''http://cohousedems.com'', "Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City)", Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Moreno earned his Bachelor's degree in American Government from Georgetown University.<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/dominickmoreno/info ''Dominick Moreno Facebook Page'' "Info" Accessed OCtober 18, 2012]</ref>
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Moreno was born and raised in Commerce City, Colorado.  His father worked as a truck driver and janitor while his mother taught Head Start for 25 years.  Dominick attended Central Elementary, Kearney Middle School and Adams City High School, where he graduated valedictorian of his class.  Accepted to Georgetown University, Moreno worked at a local Dairy Queen while he applied for college scholarships.  Dominick declined any further scholarships after winning several local scholarships including the [http://www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/Index.asp Daniels Fund], saying he wanted to afford opportunities to his peers.  While in school, Moreno worked and volunteered with service projects.  One service project took him to Palmitas, a small village off the western coast of northern Mexico, where he taught English to children and adults.  Moreno earned his B.A. in American Government from Georgetown University in 2008.<ref name = about/><ref name = codems/>  During college, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Alpha Chapter Networking.  He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Key from Alpha Phi Omega Mu Alpha Chapter in 2007 and the Rising Star Award from the Colorado Democratic Party in 2012.<ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/in/dominickmoreno ''linkedin.com'', " Dominick Moreno", Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
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Moreno's campaign slogan is, "A Native Son To Get Things Done."<ref>[http://www.coloradodems.org/people/representative-dominick-moreno ''coloradodems.org'', "Representative Dominick Moreno", Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[https://www.facebook.com/dominickmoreno/info ''facebook.com'', Dominick Moreno - About, Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Moreno's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.dominickmoreno.com/priorities/ ''Priorities'' - Official campaign website, Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
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* '''Jobs and Improving Colorado’s Economy
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'''Excerpt:''' "It’s unacceptable for Adams County families to have to hold multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. We will work together to rebuild the middle class and make sure the most vulnerable people in our community have access to good-paying jobs."
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* '''Creating a Fair Education System
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'''Excerpt:''' "It was not until college that I fully realized the inequality our education system perpetuates in Colorado. I worked hard in school and was accepted to one of our nation’s top universities. However, I was ill equipped for the academic rigor of college. I studied with outdated high school textbooks while my college peers came from school districts with virtually unlimited resources. Our kids deserve better. It is imperative that we create an education system that ensures all Colorado kids have the opportunity to succeed."
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* '''Transportation
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'''Excerpt:''' "Adams County currently does not receive its fair share of transportation funding. We have aging interstates, bridges and roads to fix. I will use my experience at the local level to propose innovative solutions to Colorado’s transportation challenges."
  
 
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*Commerce City Councilmember Rene Bullock
 
*Commerce City Councilmember Rene Bullock
 
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==Personal==
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Moreno has been awarded the Distinguished Service Key from Alpha Phi Omega Mu Alpha Chapter in 2007 and the Rising Star Award from the Colorado Democratic Party in 2012.<ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/in/dominickmoreno ''linkedin.com'', " Dominick Moreno", Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>  He is openly gay.<ref>[http://www.gaypolitics.com/tag/dominick-moreno/ ''gaypolitics.com'', "7 gay candidates advance in Colo. legislative races", June 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.dominickmoreno.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://www.dominickmoreno.com/ Official campaign website]
 
* [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2013A/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=32&chamber=house Colorado General Assembly - Dominick Moreno]
 
* [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2013A/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=32&chamber=house Colorado General Assembly - Dominick Moreno]
*[https://www.facebook.com/dominickmoreno Facebook page]
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* [http://cohousedems.com/dominick-moreno/ Colorado House Democrats, Dominick Moreno]
*[https://twitter.com/intent/follow?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dominickmoreno.com%2F&screen_name=domoreno&source=followbutton&variant=2.0 Twitter account]
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* [http://www.coloradodems.org/people/representative-dominick-moreno Colorado Democrats, Dominick Moreno]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144647 2012]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/129994/dominick-moreno#.UdxlMpyLc4k Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/dominickmoreno Dominick Moreno on Facebook]
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* [https://twitter.com/intent/follow?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dominickmoreno.com%2F&screen_name=domoreno&source=followbutton&variant=2.0 Dominick Moreno on Twitter]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144647 2012]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:36, 9 July 2013

Dominick Moreno
Dominick Moreno.jpg
Colorado House of Representatives District 32
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAdams City High School, 2003
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University, 2008
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dominick Moreno is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

In 2009, at the age of 27, Moreno secured 51% of the vote in his bid for the city council of Commerce City, becoming the youngest city councilmember in Commerce City history.[1] He served two years in that position before being appointed Mayor Pro Tem of Commerce City.[2]

Biography

Moreno was born and raised in Commerce City, Colorado. His father worked as a truck driver and janitor while his mother taught Head Start for 25 years. Dominick attended Central Elementary, Kearney Middle School and Adams City High School, where he graduated valedictorian of his class. Accepted to Georgetown University, Moreno worked at a local Dairy Queen while he applied for college scholarships. Dominick declined any further scholarships after winning several local scholarships including the Daniels Fund, saying he wanted to afford opportunities to his peers. While in school, Moreno worked and volunteered with service projects. One service project took him to Palmitas, a small village off the western coast of northern Mexico, where he taught English to children and adults. Moreno earned his B.A. in American Government from Georgetown University in 2008.[1][2] During college, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Alpha Chapter Networking. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Key from Alpha Phi Omega Mu Alpha Chapter in 2007 and the Rising Star Award from the Colorado Democratic Party in 2012.[3]

Moreno's campaign slogan is, "A Native Son To Get Things Done."[4][5]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Energy, Vice Chair
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Moreno's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[6]

  • Jobs and Improving Colorado’s Economy

Excerpt: "It’s unacceptable for Adams County families to have to hold multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. We will work together to rebuild the middle class and make sure the most vulnerable people in our community have access to good-paying jobs."

  • Creating a Fair Education System

Excerpt: "It was not until college that I fully realized the inequality our education system perpetuates in Colorado. I worked hard in school and was accepted to one of our nation’s top universities. However, I was ill equipped for the academic rigor of college. I studied with outdated high school textbooks while my college peers came from school districts with virtually unlimited resources. Our kids deserve better. It is imperative that we create an education system that ensures all Colorado kids have the opportunity to succeed."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Adams County currently does not receive its fair share of transportation funding. We have aging interstates, bridges and roads to fix. I will use my experience at the local level to propose innovative solutions to Colorado’s transportation challenges."

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Moreno won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 32. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Paul Reimer (R) and Brett Halbert (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [7][8]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDominick Moreno 67.5% 15,022
     Republican Paul "Boots" Reimer 27.2% 6,043
     Libertarian Brett Halbert 5.3% 1,179
Total Votes 22,244

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moreno is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Moreno raised a total of $60,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/29/2013.[9]

Dominick Moreno's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 32 Won $60,898
Grand Total Raised $60,898

2012

Moreno won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Moreno raised a total of $60,898.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dominick Moreno's campaign in 2012
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7$4,500
Colorado Medical Society$4,400
Copic Insurance$4,400
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,250
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$60,898
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

In 2012, Moreno's endorsements included the following:[10]

Personal

Moreno has been awarded the Distinguished Service Key from Alpha Phi Omega Mu Alpha Chapter in 2007 and the Rising Star Award from the Colorado Democratic Party in 2012.[11] He is openly gay.[12]

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Preceded by
Edward Casso (D)
Colorado House of Representatives District 32
2013–present
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