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Linda Newell
Colorado State Senate, District 26
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$30,000 per year
Per diem$45/$99 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Irvine
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
Office website
Campaign website
Linda Newell is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 26.

Newell earned her Certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from Registered Organization Development Professionals. She then received her BA from the University of California, Irvine.

Newell is a Business Consultant in Human Resources/Corporate Education/Workforce Development.


Newell's sponsored legislation includes:

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

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Newell won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 26. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Dave Kerber (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Colorado State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Newell Incumbent 54.1% 38,744
     Republican Dave Kerber 45.9% 32,890
Total Votes 71,634


On November 4, 2008, Newell was elected to the 26th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Lauri Clapp (R).[4]

Newell raised $60,609 for her campaign, while Clapp raised $49,692.[5]

Colorado State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Newell (D) 30,408
Lauri Clapp (R) 30,215

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Newell's campaign in 2010
Mcdivitt, Michael David$1,200
Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee$1,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$1,000
Chavez, Nolbert D$500
Romero, Gilbert E$500
Total Raised in 2010 $22,577


In 2008, Newell collected $60,609 in donations.[6]

Her three largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jefferson County Education Association $4,250
Service Employees Local 105 $3,000
Littleton Fire Fighters Association Local 2086 $2,900

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