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Keith Swerdfeger

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Keith Swerdfeger
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Colorado House of Representatives District 47
Former Member
In office
January 12, 2011-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Keith Swerdfeger is a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 47 from 2011 to 2013.

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

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]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swerdfeger did not seek re-election in 2012.

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

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Swerdfeger raised $130,064 in contributions. [2]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee $4,250
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $4,000
Stand For Children Small Donor Cmte $4,000
Homes For All Coloradoans Cmte $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Liane McFayden
Colorado House District 47
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R)