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  |Position = Colorado State Senate, District 19
 
  |Position = Colorado State Senate, District 19
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Former Member
  |Tenure = 2009 - Present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - November 27, 2013
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of Legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2012]]
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Evie Hudak''' (b. June 10, 1951) is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 19 from 2009 to November 27, 2013. Hudak resigned amidst a recall campaign in order to keep the seat in Democratic hands.<ref name=kdvr>[http://kdvr.com/2013/11/27/hudak-will-resign-seat-to-end-recall-threat-hold-democrats-senate-majority/ ''kdvr.com'', "Hudak will resign seat to end recall threat, hold Democrats’ Senate majority," November 27, 2013]</ref>
{{TOCnestright}}'''Evie Hudak''' (b. June 10, 1951) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing the 19th district.
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Hudak has served as a Precinct Committee Person for the Colorado Democratic Party, and House District Chair for the Colorado Democratic Party.  She was a candidate for the Colorado State House of Representatives in 1994, but not elected.  Hudak joined the Colorado State Senate in 2008, and has served the 19th district since then.
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Hudak has served as a Precinct Committee Person for the Colorado Democratic Party, and House District Chair for the Colorado Democratic Party.  She was a candidate for the Colorado State House of Representatives in 1994, but not elected.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hudak served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hudak has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hudak served on these committees:
  
*[[Education Committee, Colorado State Senate]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Transportation Committee, Colorado State Senate]], Chair
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|Collapse = Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Transportation
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|Chair2 = Chair
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hudak served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hudak served on these committees:
  
* [[Education Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Judiciary Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Finance Committee, Colorado Senate]] Vice-Chair
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 = Finance
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|Chair3 = Vice Chair
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Hudak is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 19.  She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  She will face [[Lang Sias]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Lloyd Sweeny]] (L) in the general election which takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Hudak won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 19.  She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  She defeated [[Lang Sias]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Lloyd Sweeny]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
  
===2008===
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|Chamber= Colorado State Senate, District 19, General Election
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Libertarian
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|winner1 =Evie Hudak
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =Lang Sias
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|candidate3=Lloyd A. Sweeny
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|votes1 =35664
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|votes2 =35080
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|votes3=5104
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}}
  
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===2008===
 
On November 4, 2008, Hudak was elected to the 19th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], defeating opponent Libby Szabo (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 election results, Colorado]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, Hudak was elected to the 19th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], defeating opponent Libby Szabo (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 election results, Colorado]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010 (Off-cycle)===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{slp donor box 2010
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|Name = Hudak
|Chamber = Colorado State Senate
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|Full name = Evie Hudak
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|year = 2000
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9765 ''followthemoney.org'', "Hudak, Evie" Accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
|total raised = $8,889
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|totalraised2012 = 214819
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 19]]
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|totalraised2010 = 8889
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|Colorado State Senate, District 19]]
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|totalraised2008 = 179547
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2008|Colorado State Senate, District 19]]
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|totalraised2006 = 12222
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = Board of Education, District 2
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|totalraised2000 = 17317
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = Board of Education, District 2
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|totalraised1998 = 0
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = Colorado State House, District 29
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|totalraised1996 = 0
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = Colorado State House, District 29
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Hudak
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|full Name = Evie Hudak
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9765
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 214819
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|org1 = Colorado Democratic Party
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|org2 = Colorado Wins Sdc
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|org3 = Colorado Education Association
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|org4 = Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte
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|org5 = Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
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|orgamount1 = 16660
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|orgamount2 = 5458
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|orgamount3 = 4500
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|orgamount4 = 4500
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Hudak
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|full Name = Evie Hudak
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 8889
 
|org1 = Hudak, Evie R
 
|org1 = Hudak, Evie R
|org2 = Xcel Energy
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|org2 = Greenberg Traurig
|org3 = Greenberg Traurig
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|org3 = Xcel Energy
 
|org4 = Colorado Legislative Services LLC
 
|org4 = Colorado Legislative Services LLC
|org5 =  
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|org5 = Kraft-Tharp, Tracy A
|orgdonor1 = $614
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|orgamount1 = 614
|orgdonor2 = $400
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|orgamount2 = 400
|orgdonor3 = $400
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|orgamount3 = 400
|orgdonor4 = $400
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|orgamount4 = 400
|orgdonor5 =  
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|orgamount5 = 208
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Hudak
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|full Name = Evie Hudak
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9765
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 179547
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|org1 = Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte Of New York
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|org2 = Colorado Association Of Public Employees
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|org3 = Colorado Education Association
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|org4 = Colorado AFL-CIO
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|org5 = Jefferson County Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 18000
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|orgamount2 = 4400
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|orgamount3 = 4250
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|orgamount4 = 4250
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|orgamount5 = 4250
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|}}
  
In 2008, Hudak collected $179,547 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107067 2008 contributions to Evie Hudak]</ref>
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Hudak
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|full Name = Evie Hudak
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9765
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|office= Colorado Board of Education
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 12222
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|org1 = Colorado Education Association
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|org2 = Weis, Gaythia R
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|org3 = Colorado Federation Of Teachers
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|org4 = Polis, Jared
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|org5 = Hudak, Evie
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|orgamount1 = 2400
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|orgamount2 = 1001
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 300
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|}}
  
Her six largest contributors in 2008 were:
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
|-
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|name = Hudak
| Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Of New York
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|full Name = Evie Hudak
| Align="Right" | $18,000
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9765
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|office= Colorado Board of Education
| Colorado Association Of Public Employees
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|new = yes
| Align="Right" | $4,400
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 17317
| Colorado AFL CIO
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|org1 = District 12 Education Assoce
| Align="Right" | $4,250
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|org2 = Jefferson County Education Association
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|org3 = Colorado Education Association
| [[Colorado Education Association]]
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|org4 = Boulder County Democratic Party
| Align="Right" | $4,250
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|org5 = Boulder Valley Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
| Jefferson County Education Association
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|orgamount2 = 1000
| Align="Right" | $4,250
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 500
| American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees
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|orgamount5 = 500
| Align="Right" | $4,250
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|}}
|}
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==Controversies==
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===Recall efforts===
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:: ''See also: [[Evie Hudak recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)]]
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In May 2013, Hudak, along with fellow Democrats [[John Morse recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)| John Morse]] and [[Angela Giron recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)| Angela Giron]], were targeted for recall due to their support of controversial gun control legislation.  Supporters of the recall needed to collect 19,000 valid signatures by June 3 to force a recall election of Hudak, but the recall effort was suspended on May 22. Both Morse and Giron were successfully recalled in an election on September 10.<ref>[http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/recall-efforts-underway-for-lawmakers-supporting-gun-control-legislation ''thedenverchannel.com'', "Recall efforts underway for lawmakers supporting gun control legislation," May 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23301881/campaign-recall-colorado-sen-evie-hudak-suspended ''denverpost.com'', "Colorado Sen. Evie Hudak recall effort suspended," May 22, 2013]</ref>
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On October 4, organizers were granted the green light to reignite efforts to recall Hudak, one day after Republicans [[Bernie Herpin]] and [[George Rivera]] — elected to fill the vacancies of Morse and Giron — were sworn into office. Supporters of the renewed effort had until December 3 to gather the 18,900 signatures needed to force a recall election of Hudak. On November 27, Hudak resigned. This move ensured the seat would remain in Democratic hands, since a Democratic vacancy committee would appoint a successor. Days prior to Hudak's resignation, organizer Mike McAlpine told a radio host that his group had reached “92 percent” of its target number of signatures for the recall.<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/kodff9o "The Huffington Post," "Sen. Evie Hudak Recall: Effort Re-Energized After Successful Recall Of Morse, Giron Over Gun Control Laws" Accessed October 7, 2013]</ref><ref name=kdvr/>
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According to an excerpt of the recall petition language, Hudak ."..has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado." Commenting on the effort, Hudak said, "A small group is seeking to undo the will of voters, who re-elected me to the Senate last November. Unable to defeat me then, they are now attempting a political power grab using a low-voter-turnout, no-mail-ballot recall election strategy."<ref>[http://tinyurl.com/k2p4jwz "The Denver Post," "New recall effort targets state Sen. Evie Hudak" Accessed October 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.eviehudak.com/ Sen. Hudak's personal website]
 
* [http://www.eviehudak.com/ Sen. Hudak's personal website]
* [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen19.htm Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Evie Hudak]
 
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=106400 Project Vote Smart legislative]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=106400 Project Vote Smart legislative]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=106400 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Evie Hudak]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=106400 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Evie Hudak]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117224 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107067 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80521 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74914 2004] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23404 2000] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23039 1998] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=22707 1996]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140568 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117224 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107067 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80521 2006] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74914 2004] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23404 2000] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23039 1998] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=22707 1996]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evie-Hudak/17959923018 Evie Hudak on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evie-Hudak/17959923018 Evie Hudak on Facebook]
 
*[http://twitter.com/SenHudak Evie Hudak on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/SenHudak Evie Hudak on Twitter]
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Revision as of 16:13, 26 March 2014

Evie Hudak
Evie Hudak.jpg
Colorado State Senate, District 19
Former Member
In office
2009 - November 27, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Personal
Birthday06/10/1951
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Evie Hudak (b. June 10, 1951) is a former Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 19 from 2009 to November 27, 2013. Hudak resigned amidst a recall campaign in order to keep the seat in Democratic hands.[1]

Hudak has served as a Precinct Committee Person for the Colorado Democratic Party, and House District Chair for the Colorado Democratic Party. She was a candidate for the Colorado State House of Representatives in 1994, but not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Hudak won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 19. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Lang Sias (R) and Lloyd Sweeny (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Colorado State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEvie Hudak Incumbent 47% 35,664
     Republican Lang Sias 46.3% 35,080
     Libertarian Lloyd A. Sweeny 6.7% 5,104
Total Votes 75,848

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hudak was elected to the 19th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Libby Szabo (R).[3]

Hudak raised $179,547 for her campaign, while Szabo raised $119,332.[4]

Colorado State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Evie Hudak (D) 31,740
Libby Szabo (R) 30,495

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hudak is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hudak raised a total of $432,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Evie Hudak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 19 Won $214,819
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 19 Not up for election $8,889
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 19 Won $179,547
2006 Board of Education, District 2 Won $12,222
2000 Board of Education, District 2 Won $17,317
1998 Colorado State House, District 29 Won $0
1996 Colorado State House, District 29 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $432,794

2012

Hudak won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hudak raised a total of $214,819.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Evie Hudak's campaign in 2012
Colorado Democratic Party$16,660
Colorado Wins Sdc$5,458
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte$4,500
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$214,819
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hudak was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hudak raised a total of $8,889.

2008

Hudak won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hudak raised a total of $179,547.

2006

Hudak won re-election to the Colorado Board of Education in 2006. During that election cycle, Hudak raised a total of $12,222.

2000

Hudak won election to the Colorado Board of Education in 2000. During that election cycle, Hudak raised a total of $17,317.

Controversies

Recall efforts

See also: Evie Hudak recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)

In May 2013, Hudak, along with fellow Democrats John Morse and Angela Giron, were targeted for recall due to their support of controversial gun control legislation. Supporters of the recall needed to collect 19,000 valid signatures by June 3 to force a recall election of Hudak, but the recall effort was suspended on May 22. Both Morse and Giron were successfully recalled in an election on September 10.[6][7]

On October 4, organizers were granted the green light to reignite efforts to recall Hudak, one day after Republicans Bernie Herpin and George Rivera — elected to fill the vacancies of Morse and Giron — were sworn into office. Supporters of the renewed effort had until December 3 to gather the 18,900 signatures needed to force a recall election of Hudak. On November 27, Hudak resigned. This move ensured the seat would remain in Democratic hands, since a Democratic vacancy committee would appoint a successor. Days prior to Hudak's resignation, organizer Mike McAlpine told a radio host that his group had reached “92 percent” of its target number of signatures for the recall.[8][1]

According to an excerpt of the recall petition language, Hudak ."..has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado." Commenting on the effort, Hudak said, "A small group is seeking to undo the will of voters, who re-elected me to the Senate last November. Unable to defeat me then, they are now attempting a political power grab using a low-voter-turnout, no-mail-ballot recall election strategy."[9]

Recent news

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Preceded by
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Colorado State Senate - District 19
2009–November 2013
Succeeded by
Rachel Zenzinger (D)