Gail Schwartz

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Gail Schwartz
Colorado State Senate, District 5
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$30,000 per year
Per diem$45/$99 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Date of birth05/22/1949
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionReal Estate/Marketing Consultant
Office website
Personal website
Gail Schwartz has been a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate since 2007. She represents the 5th district.

Schwartz earned her BS in Marketing from the University of Colorado.

She was an Executive for Sno-Engineering, Incorporated. She currently works as a Real Estate/Marketing Consultant.


Farmers' market

Schwartz co-sponsored Senate Bill 258 with Rep. Don Coram and Rep. Edward Vigil. It passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in late April 2011. The measure allows non-perishable food such as baked goods, jams, jellies and eggs to be sold at farmers markets and similar venues by vendors who produce the goods in their home kitchens.

The committee modified some of the provisions, such as the types of foods, some regulatory items, and the addition of labeling requirements for egg sellers. The measure went to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration after it passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schwartz has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Schwartz sought re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Robert E. Rankin and Wayne Wolf ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. Schwartz defeated Robert E. Rankin in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Schwartz (D) 26,355
Robert E. Rankin (R) 25,269


On November 7, 2006, Schwartz was elected to the 5th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Lewis H. Entz (R).[2]

Schwartz raised $222,842 for her campaign, while Entz raised $125,129.[3]

Colorado State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Schwartz (D) 24,677
Lewis H. Entz (R) 23,691

Campaign donors


In 2010, Schwartz raised $198,923 in contributions. [4]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Conservation Voters Action Fund $4,650
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $4,500
Seiu Colorado Small Donor Cmte $4,250
Colorado Education Association $4,250
Colorado American Federation Of Labor & Congress Of Industrial Organizations Nonpartisan Small Donor $4,250


In 2006, Schwartz collected $222,842 in donations.[5]

Her six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Gail Schwartz $35,000
Colorado Democrats $12,750
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,000
Blueflower Fund $2,000
Colorado AFL-CIO $2,000
Service Employees Local 105 $2,000

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Schwartz and her husband, Alan, have three children.

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