Pedro Colon

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Pedro Colon
Colon Pedro.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
Former member
Term in office began
1999
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Pedro Colon (b. April 7, 1968) was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 8th District since 1999.

An attorney by trade, Colon received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University.

Colon is a member of the Migrant Labor Council, Board of Trustees, Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club, Modjeska Theater Group, Incorporated, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar.[1]

In May 2010, Colon announced he would not be seeking re-election to the Assembly.[2]. Colon was appointed to the position of Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge on September 13, 2010 by Governor Jim Doyle[3].

Issue positions

Colon's answers to the Wisconsin State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. When asked his top priorities, he replied:

"I am working to put more police on the streets and people real alternatives to the street. We also need to do more to protect the working men and women who built our neighborhoods. We need to expand neighborhood health care services, keep taxes low and make medicines more affordable.

As Milwaukee's voice in the State Assembly on many budget issues, I worked hard last year to find $27 million in new public education funding. I'm especially proud to support veterans with $32 million to help our men and women in uniform pursue a higher education degree."

[4]

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Colon did not run for re-election in 2010. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Colon won re-election to Assembly District 8, receiving 98.26% of the vote.[5]

Wisconsin Assembly District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pedro Colon (D) 8,743
Scattering 155


Rep. Colon and his family

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-202 Bulk transfers of inventory: Uniform Commercial Code provisions repealed
  • AB-217 Colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests: health insurance policies and plans required to cover; conditions and OCI and DHS duties
  • AB-311 Payday loan: ability of customer to "rollover" a loan limited, definition provided; DFI, or any state agency, prohibited from starting or maintaining a database of individuals who enter into payday loans

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

Campaign donors

2008

The top 5 donors to Colon's 2008 campaign were mainly individuals:[6]

Donor Amount
Abele, Christopher $3,000
Earle, Peter G $2,439
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 7 $2,400
Layden, Donald W $1,500
WI Insurance Alliance $1,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
1988–2010
Succeeded by
Paul Farrow