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Owen Hill
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Colorado
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Colorado State Senate District 10
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sB.S. in Economics and Operations Research, United States Air Force Academy, CO
Ph.D.Pardee RAND Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA
Military service
Service/branchCaptain, USAF
Years of service2003 - 2007
Campaign website
Owen Hill is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hill ran as the Republican candidate for District 11 of the Colorado State Senate in 2010 and lost by 340 votes.

Hill is seeking election to the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mark Udall in 2014.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Audit


Campaign themes


Hill's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Protecting Life
Excerpt: "If Abraham Lincoln were with us today, I am confident he would say the same thing about abortion. Indeed, abortion is a moral, social, and political evil. Our country was founded as a Republic where all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with the right to life."
  • Choice In Education
Excerpt: "As I have watched the progression of Senator Rollie Heath’s tax increase to fund education, I have been thinking a good deal about investing in the character and knowledge of the coming generation. Indeed, I am not sure that there is a more important investment."
  • Medicaid Reform
Excerpt: "Medicaid is a joint state and federal health-care program for the poor. In Colorado, we are responsible for crafting our own program, independent from other states. As Medicaid consumes around 20% of our general fund expenses (and is growing rapidly), any approach to limit government spending will require us to reform our Medicaid program."
  • Understanding Right To Work
Excerpt: "Every worker in America should have the right to decide if they want to join a union or not, and whether they want to pay union dues or not. Right-to-work laws are neither pro-union nor anti-union, rather they support personal freedom."
  • Standing Up For Gun Rights
Excerpt: "Our founding fathers understood the importance of diffuse power vested in the hands of the citizens to preserve and protect against the corruptions of centralized power. Protecting our Liberty is the fundamental idea behind the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution and the greater government grows, the more necessary the 2nd Amendment becomes."



See also: United States Senate elections in Colorado, 2014

Hill is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Colorado. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.


See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Hill won election to the Colorado State Senate, District 10. He defeated Larry Liston in the Republican primary on June 26. He defeated Christopher Mull (C) and Brandon Hughes (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Colorado State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOwen Hill 73.5% 44,200
     Libertarian Brandon Hughes 17% 10,255
     American Constitution Party Christopher Mull 9.5% 5,721
Total Votes 60,176

Colorado State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngOwen Hill 60.9% 9,528
Larry Liston 39.1% 6,118
Total Votes 15,646

In mid-May, Hill took issue with a fundraiser where Liston was the guest of honor. According to Hill, the lobbyists who hosted the event included "some of the most ardent supporters of big government, liberal causes, and pay-to-play politics," such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and proponents of Obamacare. Liston brushed off the attack, saying "This just shows how desperate my own opponent is. Two years ago, these very people who he is trying to condemn me for, he was taking money from." [5]


See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Hill was narrowly defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent John Morse (D).

Colorado State Senate, District 11 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Morse (D) 13,866
Owen Hill (R) 13,526
Douglas W. Randall (L) 1,320

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hill is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hill raised a total of $189,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Owen Hill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 10 Won $74,663
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 11 Defeated $114,605
Grand Total Raised $189,268


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hill's reports.


Hill won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hill raised a total of $74,663.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Owen Hill's campaign in 2012
Citizens For Owen Hill$18,432
Hill, Owen J$10,554
Hill, Owen$2,367
Copic Insurance$1,000
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$74,663
Source: Follow the Money


Hill lost the election for the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hill raised a total of $114,605.

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Preceded by
Bill Cadman (R)
Colorado State Senate District 10
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