Michael Johnston (Colorado)
|Colorado State Senate, District 33|
|2009 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||8 years|
Johnston's professional experience includes working as a school principal.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnston served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnston served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business, Labor and Technology|
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.
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.
Johnston's sponsored legislation includes:
- SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness 
- 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.
|Colorado State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mike Johnston Incumbent||82.3%||51,357|
- 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)|
|Michael Johnston (D)||33,634|
|Lisa Ringle (R)||7,276|
Johnston was appointed to the 31st District seat in the Colorado State Senate.
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.
|Michael Johnston (Colorado)'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Colorado State Senate, District 33||$37,621|
|2010||Colorado State Senate, District 33||$71,221|
|Grand Total Raised||$108,842|
2012Johnston 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$37,621|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Johnston won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnston raised a total of $71,221.
|Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Johnston (Colorado)'s campaign in 2010|
|Colorado Education Association||$1,000|
|Taylor, Joni White||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$71,221|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Mike Johnston's personal website
- Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Michael Johnston
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Michael Johnston
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Michael Johnston on Facebook
- Colorado News Agency, "Energy efficiency loans bill approved," May 2, 2011
- Time Magazine, "40 under 40," October 2010
- Colorado News Agency, "Teacher's Union Shaken, Allies Divided by Passage of Tenure Reform," May 12, 2010
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed April 14, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Johnston, Michael" accessed May 22, 2013
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