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John Soper
Colorado House of Representatives District 34
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Place of birthNorth Denver, CO
ProfessionElectrician, retired
Office website
Personal website
John Soper is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 34 from his appointment in 2004 to 2013.

Soper is a retired electrician and has worked as an instructor at Red Rocks Community College, and a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy.

He is Chair of the Electrical Federal Credit Union Board, and sits on the Board of Directors of Pinnacol Assurance.[1]


Soper did not provide 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.[2]

Soper's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1136 - Electrical Ed License Requirements
  • HB 09-1208 - Public Works Prevailing Wages & Benefits
  • HB 09-1302 - Preference For Colorado Steel

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

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Soper was unable to seek re-election in 2012 due to term limits.


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Soper ran for re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Soper defeated Brian Vande Krol (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Soper (D) 9,415
Brian Vande Krol (R) 9,182


On November 4, 2008, Soper won re-election to the 34th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponents Tom Bopp (R) and Tony D'Lallo (G).[3]

Soper raised $23,683 for his campaign, while Bopp raised $1,533 and D'Lallo raised $469.[4]

Colorado State House, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Soper (D) 14,927
Tom Bopp (R) 8,968
Tony D'Lallo (G) 1,016

Campaign donors


In 2010, Soper raised $28,494 in contributions.[5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
House Majority Project State Democratic House Campaign Fund $2,773
Service Employees International Local 105 $2,750
Plumbers Local 3 Small Donor Cmte $1,500
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $1,500


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

Contributor 2008 total
CO State Conference of Electrical Workers $4,000
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
CO State Pipe Trades Assoc $1,000
AFSCME $1,000
CO Assoc of Public Employees $950

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Preceded by
Colorado House District 34
Succeeded by
Steve Lebsock (D)