|Colorado House of Representatives District 15|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Assistant Majority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1992|
|Master's||University of North Dakota, 1998|
|J.D.||University of Denver, College of Law, 2003|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Place of birth||Macomb, IL|
Waller earned his BS in Political Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1992. He went on to receive his MS in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota in 1998. He then earned his JD from the University of Denver, College of Law in 2003.
Waller has worked in the following positions: deputy district attorney for the 10th Judicial District of Pueblo Colorado, reservist for the legal office of 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, officer in the United States Air Force, and space systems operator for Schriever AFB. He is currently a private attorney.
Waller did not provide 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.
Training judges in business
Lat in the 2011 session, lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee an effort to train judges on business matters. The proposed program will be funded with excess fees collected by the Secretary of State’s Office from Colorado businesses.
House Bill 1302, by Rep. Waller authorizes the Secretary of State’s Office to spend $500,000 to administer the program, designed and delivered by the judiciary branch, to train judges in handling business issues.
Waller said the bill concentrates on efficiency that would benefit all who are a party to litigation involving business matters.
“It’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said Waller. “It enables the judiciary to more effectively deal with these cases and deal with other issues that they also deal with.”
Some members were concerned with the bill having a nexus to the secretary of state, suggesting that it should reside wholly within the judiciary branch.
“It feels messy to have two separate branches of government working on the same thing,” said Rep. Su Ryden.
Rep. Daniel Kagan voted in favor of the bill but expressed concern as well over the secretary of state’s involvement in the program.
“What the secretary of state giveth the secretary of state can take away,” said Kagan. “Having a politically controlled office funding the program is probably not a good idea.”
Waller's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1098 - Streamline Clean Coal PUC Envtl Req
- HB 09-1132 - Using Text Messaging For Unlawful Acts
- HB 09-1212 - Temp Inc Tax Credit For New Home Buyers
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Waller has been appointed to these committees:
- Judiciary Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
- Legal Services Committee, Colorado General Assembly
- State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Waller served on these committees:
Waller is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 15. He is running unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
Waller ran for re-election to the 15th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Waller defeated Marcus Troy Cimino (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 15 General election (2010)|
|Mark Waller (R)||20,068|
|Marcus Troy Cimino (D)||6,813|
Waller raised $50,833 for his campaign, while Maksimowicz raised $5,373.
|Colorado State House, District 15 (2008)|
|Mark Waller (R)||24,804|
|Michelle L. Maksimowicz (D)||12,521|
In 2010, Waller raised $19,287 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee, which donated $2,000 to his campaign.
Below are Waller's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO Assoc of Realtors||$4,400|
|Citizens for the American Dream||$3,000|
|CO Contractors Assoc||$400|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Mark + Waller + Colorado + Legislature
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Legislature fills governor's wish list - Fort Morgan Times
- Colorado Legislature session ends with gun laws, civil unions - The Coloradoan
- Legislators approve regs for legal marijuana use - The Colorado Statesman
- Republican legislators storm out of House - The Colorado Statesman
- Marathon Colorado legislative session heats up after introduction of gun ... - Estes Park Trail-Gazette
- Stoned-driving limit passes Legislature - Our Colorado News
- Dems praise session as 'productive' - The Colorado Statesman
- With big push , Colorado legislative session to end Wednesday - Denver Post
- Lawmakers on both sides call General Assembly session unprecedented - Colorado Springs Gazette
- If Mark Waller steps down to run for AG, GOP House leadership battle looms - Denver Post (blog)
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Waller and his wife, Jennifer have two children.
- Mark Waller's personal website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. Mark Waller
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Waller Issue Positions
- ↑ "Businesses would get an ear on the bench under pending bill," Colorado News Agency, Apr 26th, 2011
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Minnesota Leaders," February 4, 2012
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State - Unofficial candidate list
- ↑ 2008 general election results, Colorado
- ↑ Colorado House spending, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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