Mark Waller

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Mark Waller
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Colorado House of Representatives District 15
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 6
Assistant Majority Leader, Colorado State House of Representatives
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1992
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota, 1998
J.D.University of Denver, College of Law, 2003
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Place of birthMacomb, IL
ProfessionPrivate Attorney
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Waller is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 15th District since 2009 and currently serving as Assistant Majority Leader.

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.[1]

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.”[2]

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.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark Waller endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Waller (R) 20,068
Marcus Troy Cimino (D) 6,813


On November 4, 2008, Waller won election to the 15th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Michelle L. Maksimowicz (D).[5]

Waller raised $50,833 for his campaign, while Maksimowicz raised $5,373.[6]

Colorado State House, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Waller (R) 24,804
Michelle L. Maksimowicz (D) 12,521

Campaign donors


In 2010, Waller raised $19,287 in contributions. [7]

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:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Mark Waller $10,359
CO Assoc of Realtors $4,400
Citizens for the American Dream $3,000
CO Contractors Assoc $400
Kris Adams $400

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Waller and his wife, Jennifer have two children.

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