Paul Weissmann

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Paul Weissmann
Colorado House of Representatives District 12
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Paul Weissmann was a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 12th District from 2003 to 2011. He served as Majority Leader during his last term.

Weissmann works as a substitute teacher in Denver Public Schools, and is a bartender/Manager at the Blue Parrot Restaurant. He served in the Colorado State Senate from 1993-1996.[1]

Issue positions

Weissmann provided answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he stated, "Top priority needs to be untangling the budget mess caused by conflicting Constitutional Amendments and then prioritizing our spending in a flexible framework. The SAFE initiative will start us down that path."[2]

Committee assignments

Weissmann's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1125 - Limit Incentives For School Attendance
  • HB 09-1274 - Repeal Death Penalty
  • HB 09-1369 - Higher Ed Transparency Leadership Search

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weissmann was ineligible to run for re-election to the 12th District seat due to the term limits of the Colorado House of Representatives.


On November 4, 2008, Weissmann won re-election to the 12th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Daniel M. Lucas (R).[3]

Weissmann raised $36,576 for his campaign, while Lucas raised $-6,373.[4]

Colorado State House, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Weissmann (D) 23,432
Daniel M. Lucas (R) 10,513

Campaign donors


Below are Weissmann's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
AFSCME $1,000
Boulder Valley Education Association $500
CO Education Assoc $500
CO Dental Assoc $400

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado House District 12
Succeeded by
Matt Jones