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{{tnr}}'''Michael Johnston''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 33. He was first appointed on May 11, 2009.
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{{tnr}}'''Michael Johnston''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 33|District 33]]. He was first appointed to the chamber on May 11, 2009.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Johnston is a School Principal.
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Johnston's professional experience includes working as a school principal.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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Johnston sponsored a bill, Senate Bill 32, in the 2011 session that creates a loan program for homeowners who want to install energy-efficient improvements. The loans would be facilitated by public utilities like Xcel Energy and banks for installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and insulation. The bill passed on a party-line vote in early May 2011. Consumers would also get eased borrowing criteria that would extend credit to those who may not otherwise qualify.
 
Johnston sponsored a bill, Senate Bill 32, in the 2011 session that creates a loan program for homeowners who want to install energy-efficient improvements. The loans would be facilitated by public utilities like Xcel Energy and banks for installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and insulation. The bill passed on a party-line vote in early May 2011. Consumers would also get eased borrowing criteria that would extend credit to those who may not otherwise qualify.
  
The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved it, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee before it can be heard by the full Senate.<reF>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2011/05/02/energy-efficiency-loans-bill-approved/ "Energy efficiency loans bill approved," ''Colorado News Agency'', May 2nd, 2011]</ref>
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The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved it, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee before it can be heard by the full Senate.<reF>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2011/05/02/energy-efficiency-loans-bill-approved/ ''Colorado News Agency'', "Energy efficiency loans bill approved," May 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==40 under 40==
 
==40 under 40==
Johnston has been highlighted by ''Time Magazine'' as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.<ref>[http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2023831,00.html ''Time Magazine'' "40 under 40" October 2010]</ref>
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Johnston has been highlighted by ''Time Magazine'' as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.<ref>[http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2023831,00.html ''Time Magazine'', "40 under 40," October 2010]</ref>
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
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:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Johnston won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 33.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Jason DeBerry]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Courtney Kolva]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Johnston won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 33.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Jason DeBerry]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Courtney Kolva]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State'', "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
Johnston was appointed to the 31st district seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]].
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Johnston was appointed to the 31st District seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]].
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Colorado legislature scorecards|Begin=2009|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Colorado State Senate]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate#Committees|Colorado Senate Committees]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate District 33]]
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*[[Colorado State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.mikejohnston.org/ Mike Johnston's personal website]
 
*[http://www.mikejohnston.org/ Mike Johnston's personal website]
 
* [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen33.htm Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Michael Johnston]
 
* [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen33.htm Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Michael Johnston]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=111204 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/co/legislators/COL000034/michael-johnston/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=111204 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111204 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Michael Johnston]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=111204 Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Michael Johnston]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117236 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140588 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117236 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/senatorjohnston Michael Johnston on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/senatorjohnston Michael Johnston on Facebook]
  

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Michael Johnston
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Colorado State Senate, District 33
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Personal
ProfessionSchool Principal
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Michael Johnston is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 33. He was first appointed to the chamber on May 11, 2009.

Biography

Johnston's professional experience includes working as a school principal.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Education, Vice Chair
Legal Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Energy home loans

Johnston sponsored a bill, Senate Bill 32, in the 2011 session that creates a loan program for homeowners who want to install energy-efficient improvements. The loans would be facilitated by public utilities like Xcel Energy and banks for installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and insulation. The bill passed on a party-line vote in early May 2011. Consumers would also get eased borrowing criteria that would extend credit to those who may not otherwise qualify.

The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved it, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee before it can be heard by the full Senate.[1]

40 under 40

Johnston has been highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.[2]

Johnston's sponsored legislation includes:

  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Johnston won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 33. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Jason DeBerry (R) and Courtney Kolva (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Colorado State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Johnston Incumbent 82.3% 51,357
     Republican Jason DeBerry 13.6% 8,456
     Libertarian Courtney Kolva 4.1% 2,579
Total Votes 62,392

2010

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Johnston sought re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the primary election. He defeated Lisa Ringle (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Johnston (D) 33,634
Lisa Ringle (R) 7,276

2009

Johnston was appointed to the 31st District seat in the Colorado State Senate.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnston is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnston raised a total of $108,842 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Michael Johnston (Colorado)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 33 Won $37,621
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 33 Won $71,221
Grand Total Raised $108,842

2012

Johnston won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnston raised a total of $37,621.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Johnston (Colorado)'s campaign in 2012
Everly, John$400
Deighan, Robin$400
Lautenberg, Christina$400
Holloway, Gary$400
Davis, Lucinda$400
Total Raised in 2012$37,621
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnston won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnston raised a total of $71,221.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Colorado

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[6]

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[7]

Recent news

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