Irene Aguilar

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Irene Aguilar
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Colorado State Senate, District 32
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000 per year
Per diem$45/$99 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJanuary, 2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Irene Aguilar is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate. She has represented the 32nd district since 2011, when she replaced Chris Romer who resigned to run for Mayor of Denver.[1]

Issues

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]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Aguilar is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 32. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She will face Roger Logan (R) in the general election which takes place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Romer
Colorado State Senate District 32
2011–present
Succeeded by
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