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}}{{tnr}}'''Rachel Zenzinger''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 19|District 19]]. She was first appointed to the chamber by a Democratic Nominating Committee on December 13, 2013. Zenzinger was appointed to fill the vacancy caused when [[Evie Hudak]] (D) resigned during her [[Evie Hudak recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)|recall]].<ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/12/colorado-dems-replace-state-senator-with-her-former-campaign-manager/ ''dailycaller.com'', "Colorado Dems replace state senator with her former campaign manager," December 12, 2013]</ref>
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Rachel Zenzinger''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 19|District 19]]. She was first appointed to the chamber by a Democratic Nominating Committee on December 13, 2013. Zenzinger was appointed to fill the vacancy caused when [[Evie Hudak]] (D) resigned during her [[Evie Hudak recall, Colorado State Senate (2013)|recall]].<ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/12/colorado-dems-replace-state-senator-with-her-former-campaign-manager/ ''dailycaller.com'', "Colorado Dems replace state senator with her former campaign manager," December 12, 2013]</ref>
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Rachel Zenzinger
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Colorado State Senate, District 19
Incumbent
In office
December 13, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 13, 2013
Appointed byDemocratic Nominating Committee
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Rachel Zenzinger is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 19. She was first appointed to the chamber by a Democratic Nominating Committee on December 13, 2013. Zenzinger was appointed to fill the vacancy caused when Evie Hudak (D) resigned during her recall.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of Colorado State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Rachel Zenzinger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Laura J. Woods defeated Lang Sias in the Republican primary. Woods defeated Zenzinger and Gregg Miller (L) in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

This race was picked by analysts as one of two that were important for the control of the Colorado State Senate. The Democrats held the smallest possible majority in the chamber at one seat following the successful 2013 recalls of Senate President John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) and later resignation of Evie Hudak (D) after recall petitions were turned in against her. When Zenzinger, Hudak's former campaign manager, was first appointed, some conservatives argued that she would simply continue with Hudak's policies. "Sen. Hudak’s constituents were hungry for change and liberal activists served up more of the same. Zenzinger may have a different name, but she’s been behind Hudak’s policies. Anyone who thinks Zenzinger is going to stand up to her own Democrat majority is fooling themselves," said Kelly Maher of the conservative group Compass Colorado.[6]

Jefferson County, where this seat is located, was considered by some to be "the epicenter of Colorado politics." Because of Zenzinger's relationship to Hudak, she was considered vulnerable to a Republican challenge.[7] According to Chalkbeat, Zenzinger holds a "substantial fundraising lead" over Woods.[8]

Colorado State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLaura J. Woods 47.6% 29,907
     Democratic Rachel Zenzinger Incumbent 46.6% 29,244
     Libertarian Gregg Miller 5.8% 3,664
Total Votes 62,815
Colorado State Senate District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLaura J. Woods 55.4% 6,813
Lang Sias 44.6% 5,484
Total Votes 12,297

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Preceded by
Evie Hudak (D)
Colorado State Senate District 19
December 2013-Present
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