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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of Legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
 
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  |Leadership = Minority Whip, Colorado State Senate
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  |Per diem = $45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
 
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  |First elected = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|8 years]]
 
  |Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|8 years]]
  |Next election = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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{{tnr}}'''Kevin J. Grantham''' (b. June 29, 1970) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing the 2nd district since 2011. He has also served on the Cañon City Council since 2007.
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{{tnr}}'''Kevin J. Grantham''' (b. June 29, 1970) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 2|District 2]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Grantham earned his BA from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1992.  He went on to graduate from the Leadership Program of the Rockies in 2009.
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Grantham has served as [[State Senate Minority Whip|Minority Whip]] since 2013 and on the Cañon City Council since 2007.
  
Grantham has worked in real estates and appraisal for Grantham Appraisal Service since 1998.
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==Biography==
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Grantham earned his B.A. from Liberty University in 1992 and graduated from the Leadership Program of the Rockies in 2009. His professional experience includes working in real estates and appraisal for Grantham Appraisal Service since 1998.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Grantham served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Finance
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|Committee2 = Legislative Council
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|Joint2= Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grantham served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse=Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy
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|Committee2 = Appropriations
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|Committee3 = State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Housing sex offenders===
 
===Housing sex offenders===
 
 
Before the 2011 session began, Grantham said he wants to help counties that house sex offenders in expensive facilities. It is a violation of parole for sex offenders who are released from prison to fail to register as a sex offender within the community in which they are living.
 
Before the 2011 session began, Grantham said he wants to help counties that house sex offenders in expensive facilities. It is a violation of parole for sex offenders who are released from prison to fail to register as a sex offender within the community in which they are living.
  
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“They’re sent back to the counties that can least afford it, like Crowley County,” said Grantham. “They’re shipped back at the expense of the county and housed there, on their dime, for an offense that didn’t occur in their jurisdiction.”
 
“They’re sent back to the counties that can least afford it, like Crowley County,” said Grantham. “They’re shipped back at the expense of the county and housed there, on their dime, for an offense that didn’t occur in their jurisdiction.”
  
He added, “That’s a huge chunk of money for a little county like [[SunshineReview:Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]].”<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2010/12/30/new-lawmaker-seeks-to-ease-burden-of-housing-sex-offenders/ "New lawmaker seeks to ease burden of housing sex offenders," ''Colorado News Agency'', Dec 30th, 2010]</ref>
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He added, “That’s a huge chunk of money for a little county like [[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]].”<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2010/12/30/new-lawmaker-seeks-to-ease-burden-of-housing-sex-offenders/ "New lawmaker seeks to ease burden of housing sex offenders," ''Colorado News Agency'', Dec 30th, 2010]</ref>
  
 
===Land easements===
 
===Land easements===
 
 
Grantham and [[Wesley McKinley]] say Colorado backed out of deals it made with some landowners on much-debated conservation easements. In December 2010, McKinley started taking steps that he says will make the state keep its end of the bargain.
 
Grantham and [[Wesley McKinley]] say Colorado backed out of deals it made with some landowners on much-debated conservation easements. In December 2010, McKinley started taking steps that he says will make the state keep its end of the bargain.
  
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“They’ve been demanding interest, fees and penalties on easements that they now say they won’t be honoring,” he sad. “The state is saying that the lands were overvalued.”<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2010/12/30/state-should-honor-the-deal-on-land-easements-lawmaker-says/ "State should ‘honor the deal’ on land easements, lawmaker says," ''Colorado News Agency'', Dec 30th, 2010]</ref>
 
“They’ve been demanding interest, fees and penalties on easements that they now say they won’t be honoring,” he sad. “The state is saying that the lands were overvalued.”<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2010/12/30/state-should-honor-the-deal-on-land-easements-lawmaker-says/ "State should ‘honor the deal’ on land easements, lawmaker says," ''Colorado News Agency'', Dec 30th, 2010]</ref>
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grantham has been appointed to these committees:
 
 
*[[Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
 
*[[Appropriations Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
 
*[[State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Grantham raised $42,345 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2010&f=S&so=a&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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|Name = Grantham
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|Full name = Kevin J. Grantham
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=139754 ''followthemoney.org'', "Grantham, Kevin J." Accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 4525
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|result2012 = N/A
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 2]]
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|totalraised2010 = 42345
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|Colorado State Senate, District 2]]
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}}
  
His largest contributor was the [[Colorado Association of Realtors]] Small Donor Committee, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.
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===2012===
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 4525
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|org1 = Dirico, Frank
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|org2 = Colorado Gaming Association
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|org3 = Atmos Energy
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|org4 = Double Down Pac
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|org5 = Dirico, Jennifer
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|orgamount1 = 400
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|orgamount2 = 400
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|orgamount3 = 400
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 400
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|}}
  
==Recent news==
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===2010===
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kevin + Grantham + Colorado + Senate'''
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|full Name = Kevin J. Grantham
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 42345
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|org1 = Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee
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|org2 = Lemons, Linda
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|org3 = Reed, Paul
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|org4 = Copic Insurance
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|org5 = Hovland, Jean
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 400
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|orgamount3 = 400
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 400
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Grantham and his wife Caroline have two children.
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Grantham and his wife, Caroline, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kevin + Grantham + Colorado + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kevin+Grantham+Colorado+Senate+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kevin Grantham News Feed}}
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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 2]]
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*[[Colorado State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen02.htm Senate website]
 
*[http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen02.htm Senate website]
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* [http://openstates.org/co/legislators/COL000013/kevin-grantham/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125352 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125352 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125352 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125352 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117321 2010]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140590 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117321 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Grantham-for-Colorado-Senate-District-2/365778277866?v=info Kevin J. Grantham facebook page]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Grantham-for-Colorado-Senate-District-2/365778277866?v=info Kevin J. Grantham facebook page]
 
*[http://twitter.com/#!/senatorgrantham Kevin Grantham on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/#!/senatorgrantham Kevin Grantham on Twitter]
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Revision as of 12:23, 29 April 2014

Kevin J. Grantham
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Colorado State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, Colorado State Senate
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sLiberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Personal
Birthday06/29/1970
ProfessionSmall Businessman
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin J. Grantham (b. June 29, 1970) is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Grantham has served as Minority Whip since 2013 and on the Cañon City Council since 2007.

Biography

Grantham earned his B.A. from Liberty University in 1992 and graduated from the Leadership Program of the Rockies in 2009. His professional experience includes working in real estates and appraisal for Grantham Appraisal Service since 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

Issues

Housing sex offenders

Before the 2011 session began, Grantham said he wants to help counties that house sex offenders in expensive facilities. It is a violation of parole for sex offenders who are released from prison to fail to register as a sex offender within the community in which they are living.

If discovered, the sex offender is then arrested for failure to register and sent back for further proceedings and temporary incarceration to the county where the sex crime was committed.

Grantham learned of the provision while he was on the campaign trail and was told by county officials of the policy's burden on smaller counties.

“They’re sent back to the counties that can least afford it, like Crowley County,” said Grantham. “They’re shipped back at the expense of the county and housed there, on their dime, for an offense that didn’t occur in their jurisdiction.”

He added, “That’s a huge chunk of money for a little county like Crowley.”[1]

Land easements

Grantham and Wesley McKinley say Colorado backed out of deals it made with some landowners on much-debated conservation easements. In December 2010, McKinley started taking steps that he says will make the state keep its end of the bargain.

“If they make the deal, they should honor the deal they made,” said Rep. McKinley.

The deals are conservation easements granted on property by a landowner to limit or prevent future commercial or residential development on the land. In exchange, the Colorado government grants the landowner–typically a farmer or rancher–a tax credit based on the land’s value.

More recently, the state has called into question the value of some conservation easements and has not been honoring the tax credits, McKinley maintains.

“They’ve been demanding interest, fees and penalties on easements that they now say they won’t be honoring,” he sad. “The state is saying that the lands were overvalued.”[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Kevin J. Grantham was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Martin T. Wirth (G) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2010

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Grantham defeated Matt Heimerich in the August 10 primary. He then defeated Gloria Stultz in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Grantham (R) 25,902
Gloria Stultz (D) 18,581

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Grantham is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Grantham raised a total of $46,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Kevin J. Grantham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $4,525
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 2 Won $42,345
Grand Total Raised $46,870

2012

Grantham was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Grantham raised a total of $4,525.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin J. Grantham's campaign in 2012
Dirico, Frank$400
Colorado Gaming Association$400
Atmos Energy$400
Double Down Pac$400
Dirico, Jennifer$400
Total Raised in 2012$4,525
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Grantham won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Grantham raised a total of $42,345.

Personal

Grantham and his wife, Caroline, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Kevin + Grantham + Colorado + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

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Preceded by
Ken Kester (R)
Colorado State Senate District 2
2011–present
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