Keith King (Colorado)

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Keith King
Colorado State Senate, District 12
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits8 years
Bachelor'sColorado State University
Master'sOregon State University, 1976
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Keith King is a former Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013.

King served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2008. From 2001 to 2002 he was House Assistant Majority Leader. He then served as House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2004.

King earned his B.S. in Industrial Education from Colorado State University in 1970. He went on to receive his M.S. in Vocational Education from Oregon State University in 1976.

King was a Woodshop and Construction Technology Teacher for Moreno Valley High School from 1970 to 1972. He then worked as an Industrial Mechanics Teacher for Willamette High School from 1972 to 1976. From 1976 to 1977 he was an Industrial Mechanics Teacher for Sprague High School. He also worked as Founder/Owner of Waterbed Palace from 1977 to 2002. He has been a business owner of Office/Warehouse Buildings Purchase from 1981 to the present. He has also been an Administrator for Colorado Springs Early Colleges since 2007.


King's sponsored legislation includes:

  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [1]


King sponsored the Safer Schools Act of 2011 (House Bill 1121) in the 2011 session, along with Rep. Robert Ramirez. The bill places a ban on the hiring of non-classified public school employees who have been convicted of a felony.

The bill was amended to allow for employment of felons convicted of domestic violence, a first or second degree assault, and felony drug offenses under prescribed conditions.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

King is not running for re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012.


On November 4, 2008, King was elected to the 12th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Pete Lee (D).[3]

King raised $42,810 for his campaign, while Lee raised $31,581.[4]

Colorado State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith King (R) 29,658
Pete Lee (D) 23,468

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)


In 2008, King collected $42,810 in donations.[5]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Committee to Elect Keith King $6,769
Colorado Association Of Realtors $1,000

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King and his wife, Sandi, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andy McElhany (R)
Colorado State Senate - District 12
Succeeded by
Bill Cadman (R)