Gail Schwartz

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Gail Schwartz
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Colorado State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Personal
Birthday05/22/1949
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionReal Estate/Marketing Consultant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
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.

Issues

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

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy, Chair
Capital Development, Vice Chair
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2014

Schwartz is considered a potential Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican 3rd district Rep. Scott Tipton in the 2014 U.S. House elections.[2]

2010

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

2006

On November 7, 2006, Schwartz was elected to the 5th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Lewis H. Entz (R).[3]

Schwartz raised $222,842 for her campaign, while Entz raised $125,129.[4]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Schwartz is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schwartz raised a total of $494,315 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/22/2013.[5]

Gail Schwartz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $6,600
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Won $198,923
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $15,220
2006 Colorado State Senate, District 5 Won $222,842
2000 Colorado Board of Regents, District 3 Won $50,730
Grand Total Raised $494,315

2010

In 2010, Schwartz raised $198,923 in contributions. [6]

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

2006

In 2006, Schwartz collected $222,842 in donations.[7]

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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Personal

Schwartz and her husband, Alan, have three children.

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Colorado State Senate - District 5
2007–present
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