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Swerdfeger co-sponsored the [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2011A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/3706B7091816BF718725787F00642CB4?Open&file=1311_enr.pdf Colorado Regional Tourism Act] with Rep. [[Andrew Kerr]] in 2011.
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The bill increases the number of potential regional tourism projects that the Economic Development Commission may approve in the few years following the bill, if it were to pass. The projects would include tourism spots like anything from museums to resort hotels, from amusement parks to a major sports arena.
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The initial authorization of regional projects, and corresponding taxing districts, was born out of Senate Bill 09-173, which former Gov. [[Bill Ritter]] signed into law.
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“State tourism is not only a great way to infuse Colorado’s economy with more revenue, but it also creates more jobs,” said Swerdfeger. “By allowing more regional tourism project applications to be approved, our state creates more ways to bring tourists to Colorado.”
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Kerr said looking at ways to expand tourism is particularly wise in its potential for a cross-pollination of revenue sources.
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“Regional tourism provides huge potential for economic growth here in Colorado,” said Kerr.  “Smart, targeted legislation like this will help bring more visitors to Colorado and expand our tourism sector, and it has the potential to create jobs across the state."<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2011/06/20/lawmakers-guv-give-another-lift-to-tourism/ "Lawmakers, guv give another lift to tourism," by Debi Brazzale, ''Colorado News Agency'', June 20, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 14:55, 20 June 2011

Keith Swerdfeger
Keith Swerdfeger.jpg
Colorado House of Representatives, District 47
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2011
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Business Owner
Website House website
Keith Swerdfeger is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He has represented the 47th district since 2011. He previously ran unsuccessfully for this seat in 2004.

Swerdfeger is the cofounder/owner of K.R. Swerdfeger Construction.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swerdfeger has been appointed to these committees:

Issues

Tourism

Swerdfeger co-sponsored the Colorado Regional Tourism Act with Rep. Andrew Kerr in 2011.

The bill increases the number of potential regional tourism projects that the Economic Development Commission may approve in the few years following the bill, if it were to pass. The projects would include tourism spots like anything from museums to resort hotels, from amusement parks to a major sports arena.

The initial authorization of regional projects, and corresponding taxing districts, was born out of Senate Bill 09-173, which former Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law.

“State tourism is not only a great way to infuse Colorado’s economy with more revenue, but it also creates more jobs,” said Swerdfeger. “By allowing more regional tourism project applications to be approved, our state creates more ways to bring tourists to Colorado.”

Kerr said looking at ways to expand tourism is particularly wise in its potential for a cross-pollination of revenue sources.

“Regional tourism provides huge potential for economic growth here in Colorado,” said Kerr. “Smart, targeted legislation like this will help bring more visitors to Colorado and expand our tourism sector, and it has the potential to create jobs across the state."[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swerdfeger was uncontested in the August 10 primary. He defeated Democrat Carole L. Partin in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 47 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Swerdfeger (R) 17,495
Carole L. Partin (D) 10,354

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Political offices
Preceded by
Liane McFayden
Colorado House District 47
2011–present
Succeeded by
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