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Irene Aguilar
Irene Aguilar.jpg
Colorado State Senate, District 32
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Office website
Personal website
Irene Aguilar is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 32. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2011, when she replaced Chris Romer who resigned to run for Mayor of Denver.[1] Her current term ends in 2014, but she had to run in 2012 to complete the term.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Chair


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


Jerry's kids bill

Jeanne Nicholson sponsored a bill in the 2011 session to give right of way throughout Colorado to police officers and firefighters who approach passing motorists for Jerry's Kids on Labor Day weekend.

Senate bill 270, approved by the Senate Local Government Committee, clarifies when and where public-safety personnel, such as firefighters, can solicit funds from motorists. Local governments would be required to approve permit applications submitted by firefighters to do their fundraising on roadways.

Nicholson contends her bill is really about public safety.

“As long as we can say when and where—this bill protects firefighters and others by law,” said Nicholson. “Because they are professionals, they are aware of the public-safety of the situation.”

The measure overrules local laws and authority in this matter.

Sen. Ellen Roberts said passage of the proposed measure would “open a Pandora’s Box.” Sen. Irene Aguilar, who is also concerned, said she would support SB270 for the time being but would seek additional input.

“I am voting yes because I came in here today saying I would but will need to talk more with (legislative staff),” said Aguilar.

Sen. Bill Cadman opposed the bill and said the measure raised a question of local control—and a constitutional one.

“(SB-270) is a total usurpation of local control. It tries to carve out an exemption from local laws, for a specific group, raising serious constitutional issues,” said Cadman. “It’s a good public service but bad public policy…the ends don’t justify the means.”[2]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Aguilar won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 32. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Roger Logan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Colorado State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Aguilar Incumbent 70.1% 47,995
     Republican Roger D. Logan 29.9% 20,505
Total Votes 68,500

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Aguilar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Aguilar raised a total of $79,232 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[4]

Irene Aguilar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 32 Won $79,232
Grand Total Raised $79,232


Aguilar won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Aguilar raised a total of $79,232.

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Preceded by
Chris Romer
Colorado State Senate District 32
Succeeded by