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|Colorado State Senate District 14|
|January 9, 2013-Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Colorado House of Representatives District 52|
|Bachelor's||Colorado State University, 1978|
|Master's||Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1982|
|Date of birth||December 26, 1954|
|Place of birth||Piraeus, Greece|
|Religion||Christian - Mennonite|
Kefalas has worked as a Public Policy Advocate with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver from 1997-2004, Adviser to Project Self-Sufficiency, Fort Collins/Loveland, Colorado from 1994-1997, and an Employment Counselor at Larimer County Employment and Training Services from 1987-1994.
He is the Director of the Tax Fairness Project of the Colorado Progressive Coalition, and member of the Compassionate Listening Project, Schools for Chiapas, and Witness for Peace.
Kefalas won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012.
Kefalas provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities he responded:
"If re-elected, my top priority will continue to be to find the necessary common ground and bring key stakeholders to the table in order to transition Colorado to a fair and sustainable energy economy that creates family-supporting jobs, promotes smart economic development, protects the environment and makes our state energy independent."
Kefalas's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1273 - Health Care For Colorado
- HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement
- HB 09-1326 - Integrity Of Citizen-Initiated Petitions
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kefalas served on these committees:
- Finance Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
- Health and Environment Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kefalas served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee
- Finance Committee
- Health and Human Services Committee
- Health and Human Services
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012
Kefalas won election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Syndi Anderson (R), Jeff Johnston (L) and Barrett Rothe (Unaffiliated) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
Kefalas ran for re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. He defeated Bob Morain (R) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 52 General election (2010)|
|John Kefalas (D)||18,433|
|Bob Morain (R)||13,721|
Kefalas raised $118,443 for his campaign, while McCluskey raised $172,416.
|Colorado State House, District 52 (2008)|
|John Kefalas (D)||24,812|
|Bob McCluskey (R)||17,159|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kefalas raised $76,742 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Colorado Education Association||$4,250|
|Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee||$3,000|
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte||$2,125|
|Service Employees International Local 105||$2,125|
Below are Kefalas's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO Democratic Party House Majority Project||$8,500|
|Colorado Education Assoc||$4,250|
|Poudre Education Assoc||$4,250|
|Service Employees Local 105||$4,000|
|CO Professional Fire Fighters||$4,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term John + Kefalas + Colorado + Legislature
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- John Kefalas' personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. John Kefalas
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- John Kefalas on Facebook
- John Kefalas on MySpace
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kefalas
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kefalas Issue Positions
- Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
- Colorado Secretary of State, Official Primary Election Results
- 2008 general election results, Colorado
- Colorado House spending, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
Bob Bacon (D)
|Colorado State Senate District 14
| Succeeded by|
|Colorado House District 52
| Succeeded by|
Joann Ginal (D)