Joe Rice

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Joe Rice
Colorado House of Representatives District 38
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
Joe Rice was a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 38th District from 2007 to 2011.

Rice is currently a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, Vice President of RIGOR Engineering Corporate Services, and a self-employed consultant.

He served as Mayor of the City of Glendale from 1996-2003, and on the Glendale City Council from 1994-1996.[1]

Issue positions

Rice provided answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities Rice replied:

  • 1. "Continue to invest in the new energy economy and renewable energy sources that are good for the environment and good for the economy. Investments of the last few years have yielded an increase in jobs and economic activity."
  • 2. "Reform tax system to ease burdens on business, particularly small businesses. Update tax code to a 21st century economy. Steps taken last year to reduce taxes have improved Colorado's business climate and overall economy (CNBC Rankings)."
  • 3. "Reform the antiquated transportation funding system as described in the "State Taxes" section above."[2]

Committee assignments

Rice's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1001 - Income Tax Credit For CO Job Growth
  • HB 09-1085 - Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act
  • HB 09-1358 - Create Health Care System For Colorado
  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [3]

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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rice ran for re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Rice was defeated by Kathleen Conti (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 38 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Conti (R) 15,701
Joe Rice (D) 14,809


On November 4, 2008, Rice won re-election to the 38th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Dave Kerber (R).[4]

Rice raised $151,908 for his campaign, while Kerber raised $56,315.[5]

Colorado State House, District 38 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Rice (D) 20,357
Dave Kerber (R) 17,286

Campaign donors


Below are Rice's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Democratic Party House Majority Project $10,200
CO Education Assoc $4,250
Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver $4,025
CO Assoc of Realtors $4,000
Service Employees Local 105 $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado House District 38
Succeeded by
Kathleen Conti