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Linda Newell

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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/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
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
Linda Newell is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Newell earned her Certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from Registered Organization Development Professionals and her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Her professional experience includes working as a Business Consultant in Human Resources/Corporate Education/Workforce Development.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services, Vice Chair
Legislative Council


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. [1][2]

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).[3]

Newell raised $60,609 for her campaign, while Clapp raised $49,692.[4]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Newell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Newell raised a total of $270,638 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Linda Newell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 26 Won $187,452
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $22,577
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 26 Won $60,609
Grand Total Raised $270,638


Newell won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Newell raised a total of $187,452.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Newell's campaign in 2012
Colorado Democratic Party$20,435
Colorado Wins Sdc$5,750
Colorado Education Association$4,500
Littleton Fire Fighters Small Donor Cmte$4,500
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$187,452
Source:Follow the Money


Newell was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Newell raised a total of $22,577.


Newell won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Newell raised a total of $$60,609.

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