Mark Ferrandino

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Mark Ferrandino
Colorado House of Representatives District 2
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rochester, 1999
Master'sUniversity of Rochester, 2000
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1977
Place of birthNyack, NY
Office website
Personal website
Mark Ferrandino is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District since 2007. He has served as House Minority Leader since 2012.

Ferrandino has worked as a Senior Budget Analyst with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, as a Program Analyst with the US Department of Justice, and a Policy Analyst with the White House Office of Management and Budget. He served as Treasurer of the Colorado Democratic Party from 2005-2007.[1]


Ferrandino provided answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he said:

"I will continue to work to protect consumer from predatory lending by re-introducing legislation that will limit the interest rate on payday loans to 45% down from the current rate of 521%. In addition, I will work to solve the fiscal problems in our state's constitution that limit our ability to invest in our state's future."[2]

Ferrandino's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1107 - HOA Limits On Energy Efficiency Measures
  • HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
  • HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement
  • SB 11-025 - Transparency for private contracts entered into with the state [3]

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ferrandino has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ferrandino won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 2. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated TJ Tyrrell (R) and Desiree Maikranz (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ferrandino ran for re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Ferrandino defeated Doc Miller (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Ferrandino (D) 9,360
Doc Miller (R) 2,673


On November 4, 2008, Ferrandino won re-election to the 2nd District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Thomas C. Miller (R).[6]

Ferrandino raised $45,426 for his campaign, while Miller raised $3,087.[7]

Colorado State House, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Ferrandino (D) 13,506
Thomas C. Miller (R) 3,424

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ferrandino raised $26,396 in contributions. [8]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $2,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees $1,000


Below are Ferrandino's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $2,000
AFSCME $1,250
Colorado Assoc of Public Employees $1,100
Colorado Assoc of Realtors $1,050
Colorado Education Assoc $900

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