Mark Scheffel

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Mark Scheffel
Colorado State Senate, District 4
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/$183 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver
Master'sNew York University School of Law, 1998
J.D.John Marshall Law School, 1987
Office website
Personal website
Mark Scheffel has been a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate since 2009. He represents the 4th district.

Scheffel is a former District Captain/Chairman for the Douglas County Republican Party. He is currently a Precinct Person for the Douglas County Republican Party.

Scheffel earned his BS in Finance from the University of Denver in 1982. He went on to receive his JD from John Marshall Law School in 1987. He then earned his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1998.

Scheffel has worked as an attorney for the following: the Colorado Supreme Court in 1988, the United States Tax Court in 1989, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in 1990, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 1990, the United States District Columbia Court of Appeals in 1991, and the United States Supreme Court in 1992. He has worked for Reid and Scheffel, Professional Corporation since 1993.


Scheffel's sponsored legislation includes:

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

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Council


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


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



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Scheffel won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 4. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Holly Gorman (D) and Chris Grundemann (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Colorado State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Scheffel Incumbent 63.9% 50,173
     Democratic Holly Gorman 31.8% 24,968
     Libertarian Chris Grundemann 4.4% 3,437
Total Votes 78,578


On November 4, 2008, Scheffel was elected to the 4th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, defeating opponent Joseph R. Alsup (D).[4]

Scheffel raised $33,131 for his campaign, while Alsup raised $7,522.[5]

Colorado State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Scheffel (R) 63,944
Joseph R. Alsup (D) 29,417

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)


In 2008, Scheffel collected $33,131 in donations.[6]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Mark Scheffel $3,648
Mark Scheffel $1,500

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