|Colorado House of Representatives District 50|
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Riesberg has worked as Owner/Consulting Gerontologist for the JLR Company from 1991-2005, Operations Director of Community Food Share from 2000-2001, and was in sales/marketing/management of for profit companies from 1969-1991.
He is a member of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce/Evans Chamber of Commerce, and National Council on Aging.
Riesberg did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Riesberg was appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
- Health and Environment Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Riesberg served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee
- Capital Development (Chair)
- Health and Human Services (Vice Chair)
- Health and Human Services Committee (Chair)
Riesberg's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1173 - Contraband Cigarettes & Tobacco Products
- HB 09-1341 - License Psychiatric Technicians
- HB 09-1364 - Increase Health Care Task Force Terms
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Riesberg ran for re-election to the 50th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Bob Boswell ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 50 General election (2010)|
|James Riesberg (D)||7,859|
|Bob Boswell (R)||7,590|
Riesberg raised $80,745 for his campaign, while Helman raised $21,567.
|Colorado State House, District 50 (2008)|
|James Riesberg (D)||14,139|
|Scott M. Helman (R)||8,688|
In 2010, Riesberg raised $76,256 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Colorado Professional Fire Fighters||$6,000|
|Colorado Medical Society||$4,400|
|Service Employees International Local 105||$4,250|
|Colorado Education Association||$3,125|
Below are Riesberg's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 7||$4,250|
|Colorado Education Assoc||$4,250|
|CO Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|Service Employees Local 105||$3,100|
- James Riesberg's personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. James Riesberg
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Re-elect Jim Riesberg on Facebook
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