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/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
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 first appointed in May 2010 to fill the term of Paula Sandoval, who resigned.[1]


Guzman earned her B.S. in Community Health from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in 1973, her M.B.S. from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Texas and her Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology in 1989. Her professional experience includes working for Merritt Memorial United Methodist Church and Berkeley United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado. She was the owner of Lucía’s Casa de Café from 1999 to 2005. She also served on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education from 1999 to 2007, and as the board's vice president from 2003 to 2006. She has been employed by the Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations as the city and county of Denver executive director since 2003. She also works as a pastor at Methodist churches.[2]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Guzman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Guzman raised a total of $63,128 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[3]

Lucia Guzman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $3,056
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 34 Won $60,072
Grand Total Raised $63,128


Guzman was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Guzman raised a total of $3,056.


Guzman won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Guzman raised a total of $60,072.

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