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}}{{tnr}}'''John Kefalas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Kefalas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 14|District 14]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Kefalas served in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], representing the 52nd District from 2007 to 2013.
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Kefalas served in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], representing [[Colorado House of Representatives District 52|District 52]] from 2007 to 2013.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Kefalas' professional experience includes working 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, an Employment Counselor at Larimer County Employment and Training Services from 1987-1994, and as 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=29946 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kefalas]</ref>
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Kefalas' professional experience includes working 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, an Employment Counselor at Larimer County Employment and Training Services from 1987-1994 and 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=29946 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
Kefalas's sponsored legislation includes:
 
Kefalas's sponsored legislation includes:
*HB 09-1273 - Health Care For Colorado
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*HB 09-1273 - Healthcare For Colorado
 
*HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement
 
*HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement
 
*HB 09-1326 - Integrity Of Citizen-Initiated Petitions
 
*HB 09-1326 - Integrity Of Citizen-Initiated Petitions
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===Political courage tests===
 
===Political courage tests===
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:
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Kefalas 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 he responded:
 
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"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."<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=29946 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kefalas ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
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"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."<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=29946 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Issue Positions," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref> </blockquote>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Kefalas won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 14.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Syndi Anderson]] ([[Republican|R]]), [[Jeff Johnston]] (L) and [[Barrett Rothe]] (Unaffiliated) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Kefalas won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 14.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Syndi Anderson]] ([[Republican|R]]), [[Jeff Johnston]] (L) and [[Barrett Rothe]] (Unaffiliated) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State'' "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Kefalas won re-election to the 52nd District seat in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], defeating opponent Bob McCluskey (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 general election results, Colorado]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Kefalas won re-election to the 52nd District seat in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], defeating opponent Bob McCluskey (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf ''Colorado Secretary of State'' "2008 General election results," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
Kefalas raised $118,443 for his campaign, while McCluskey raised $172,416.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable Colorado House spending, 2008]</ref>
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Kefalas raised $118,443 for his campaign, while McCluskey raised $172,416.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'' "Funds raised by 2008 House candidates," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|Full name = John Kefalas
 
|Full name = John Kefalas
 
|year = 2004
 
|year = 2004
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|totalraised2012 = 130535
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''John + Kefalas + Colorado + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''John + Kefalas + Colorado + Legislature'''
 
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==See also==
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*[[Colorado State Senate]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate#Committees|Colorado Senate Committees]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate District 14]]
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*[[Colorado State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.johnkefalas.org/ John Kefalas' personal website]
 
*[http://www.johnkefalas.org/ John Kefalas' personal website]
 
* [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2013A/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=14&chamber=senate Colorado General Assembly - John Kefalas]
 
* [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2013A/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=14&chamber=senate Colorado General Assembly - John Kefalas]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=29946 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/co/legislators/COL000094/john-kefalas/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=29946 Project Vote Smart bio]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=29946 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117202 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107074 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80528 2006]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=29946 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140480 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117202 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107074 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80528 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74925 2004]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Kefalas/6980767047 John Kefalas on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Kefalas/6980767047 John Kefalas on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.myspace.com/johnkefalas John Kefalas on MySpace]
 
*[http://www.myspace.com/johnkefalas John Kefalas on MySpace]

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John Kefalas
John Kefalas.jpg
Colorado State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 52
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sColorado State University, 1978
Master'sFairleigh Dickinson University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayDecember 26, 1954
Place of birthPiraeus, Greece
ReligionChristian - Mennonite
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
John Kefalas is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Kefalas served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 52 from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Kefalas' professional experience includes working 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, an Employment Counselor at Larimer County Employment and Training Services from 1987-1994 and 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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kefalas served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Vice Chair
Health and Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Kefalas's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1273 - Healthcare 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.

Political courage tests

Kefalas 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 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."[2]

Elections

2012

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.[3]

Colorado State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kefalas 57.9% 46,673
     Republican Syndi Anderson 35.9% 28,874
     Libertarian Jeff Johnston 3.9% 3,166
     Independent Barrett Rothe 2.3% 1,828
Total Votes 80,541

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

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)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Kefalas (D) 18,433
Bob Morain (R) 13,721

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kefalas won re-election to the 52nd District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Bob McCluskey (R).[4]

Kefalas raised $118,443 for his campaign, while McCluskey raised $172,416.[5]

Colorado State House, District 52 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John Kefalas (D) 24,812
Bob McCluskey (R) 17,159

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kefalas is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kefalas raised a total of $457,512 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

John Kefalas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 14 Won $130,535
2010 Colorado State House, District 52 Won $76,742
2008 Colorado State House, District 52 Won $118,443
2006 Colorado State House, District 52 Won $83,611
2004 Colorado State House, District 52 Defeated $48,181
Grand Total Raised $457,512

2012

Kefalas was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kefalas raised a total of $130,535.

2010

Kefalas won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kefalas raised a total of $76,742.

2008

Kefalas won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kefalas raised a total of $118,443.

2006

Kefalas won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Kefalas raised a total of $83,611.

2004

Kefalas lost the election for the Colorado House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kefalas raised a total of $48,181.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Bacon (D)
Colorado State Senate District 14
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 52
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Joann Ginal (D)