Lucia Guzman

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Lucia Guzman
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Colorado State Senate, District 34
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 5
Base salary$30,000 per year
Per diem$45/$99 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedMay 2010
Term limits8 years
Bachelor'sSam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Master'sUniversity of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas
Office website
Campaign website
Lucia Guzman is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 34. She was appointed in May 2010 to fill the term of Paula Sandoval, who resigned.[1]

Guzman earned her BS in Community Health from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in 1973. She went on to receive her MBS from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas. She then earned her Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology in 1989.

Guzman has worked for Merritt Memorial united Methodist Church and Berkeley United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado. From 1999 to 2005, she was the owner of Lucía’s Casa de Café. She then worked for the Denver Public Schools Board of Education from 1999 to 2007, serving as the board's vice president from 2003 to 2006. Guzman has been employed by the Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations as the City and County of Denver Executive Director since 2003. She is also a pastor at Methodist churches.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Legal Services
Legislative Audit
Legislative Council


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Guzman was appointed to the 34th District seat in May 2010. She then won re-election in 2010. She defeated Joel Judd in the primary election. Guzman defeated Derec C. Shuler (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lucia Guzman (D) 21,273
Derec C. Shuler (R) 6,121

Campaign donors


In 2010, Guzman raised $60,072 in contributions. [2]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee $4,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee $1,000
Colorado Federation Of Teachers $1,000
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA) $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Sandoval
Colorado State Senate District 34
May 2010-present
Succeeded by