Joe Miklosi

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Joe Miklosi
Colorado House of Representatives District 9
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sHope College, 1992
Master'sUniversity of Colorado at Denver, 2004
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Joe Miklosi is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 9 from 2009 to 2013. He ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 6th District, due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.[1] He lost in the general election to incumbent Mike Coffman.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


Mikolsi's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1127 - Econ Development And Incentive Act Of 2009
  • HB 09-1160 - Secure Electronic Voter Information
  • HB 09-1214 - School District Reporting Requirements

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Campaign themes


Miklosi's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Once elected to Congress, Joe's number one priority will be restoring job growth and economic growth so that everyone can realize their own unique version of the American Dream. In order to accomplish these goals, we need to not only create an environment that fosters job creation, but we also need to put the country back on track to get our fiscal house in order."
  • Women
Excerpt: "Joe Miklosi will fight back against the war on women and work to protect every woman's access to birth control and a woman's right to choose. He will fight against radical proposals like the Personhood Amendment, which would severely limit or ban many types of birth control and would outlaw abortions, even in the most extreme cases, such as rape and incest."
  • Energy and the Environment
Excerpt: "Colorado is the most scenic, ecologically diverse, and resource-rich state in the country. Every year, tens of millions of people move to and visit our state because of the mountains, rivers, parks, and incredible quality of life. With over 40 state and federal parks, vast public lands, world class skiing, boarding, rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, climbing, camping, golfing, and numerous other outdoor activities, Colorado is the best state in the country for enjoying the outdoors."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Joe's father taught school for 33 years and helped him learn that each child learns differently. Colorado needs more schools that understand this important fact; and we need to develop a rigorous curriculum, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, not standardized tests, to help each student excel. It is important to focus on small class sizes, parental involvement and supporting trained, experienced, accountable teachers."
  • Medicare and Healthcare
Excerpt: "We need to honor the commitment we made to our citizens and protect Medicare. When elected to Congress, Joe simply won't allow Republicans to cut Medicare or Social Security. Rather, he will fight to preserve and strengthen these critical programs for current and future generations."



See also: Colorado's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Miklosi ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 6th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He faced incumbent Mike Coffman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Colorado District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joe Miklosi 45.8% 156,930
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Coffman Incumbent 47.8% 163,922
     Libertarian Patrick Provost 2.5% 8,597
     Independent Kathy Polhemus 3.9% 13,442
Total Votes 342,891
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Effects of redistricting

According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 6th District from a safe seat into a swing district. While the 6th formerly went safely for Republican Mike Coffman, the newly drawn district has become battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.[5]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miklosi ran for re-election to the 9th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Miklosi defeated Robert J. Lane (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 9 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Miklosi (D) 14,205
Robert J. Lane (R) 8,888


On November 4, 2008, Miklosi won election to the 9th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent James Landauer (R).[6]

Miklosi raised $69,045 for his campaign, while Landauer raised $2,434.[7]

Colorado State House, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Miklosi (D) 19,722
James Landauer (R) 9,915

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Miklosi's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Miklosi did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Miklosi's campaign committee raised a total of $1,709,752 and spent $1,694,977.[8]


In 2010, Miklosi raised $58,766 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Denver Classroom Teachers Association $2,500
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $2,250
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $2,250
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte $2,250


Below are Miklosi's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,000
Colorado Education Assoc $2,625
Service Employees Local 105 $1,500
Joe Miklosi $1,201

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Preceded by
Colorado House District 9
Succeeded by
Paul Rosenthal (D)

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