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  name                = Rollie Heath |
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  |Name = Rollie Heath
  political position  = Colorado State Senate District 18 |
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  incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Colorado State Senate, District 18
  assumed office      = 2009 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends           = January 12, 2013 |
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  |Tenure = 2009 - Present
  political party     = [[Democratic]] |
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2017
  profession          = Teacher |
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|Assumed office = 2009
  website             = [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen18.htm Senate website] |
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  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
   
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|Leadership = [[State Senate Majority Caucus Leader]]
}}{{tnr}}'''Rollie Heath''' (b. December 28, 1937) has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]] since 2009. He represents the 18th district.
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
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{{tnr}}'''Rollie Heath''' (b. December 28, 1937) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
Heath was a candidate for the Governor of Colorado in 2002.
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Heath currently serves as [[State Senate Majority Caucus Leader]], a position he has held since October 2013. He was a candidate for the Governor of Colorado in 2002.
  
He earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1959.  He then received his JD from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.
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==Biography==
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Heath earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1959 and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.
  
Heath was President of the International Corporation and Building Materials Corporation.  He also served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army/United States Army Reserves from 1961 to 1983.  He was also Director and Vice President of ARMCO Steel from 1970 to 1973.  From 1973 to 1990 he was Senior Vice President of Johns Manville Corporation.  He then worked as Owner/Founder of Ponderosa Industries from 1988 to 2001.  He is currently a Teacher of "Humanizing the Negotiating Process" at Leeds School of Business.
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Heath's professional experience includes working as President of the International Corporation and Building Materials Corporation, Director and Vice President of ARMCO Steel from 1970 to 1973, Senior Vice President of Johns Manville Corporation from 1973 to 1990, Owner/Founder of Ponderosa Industries from 1988 to 2001, and Teacher of "Humanizing the Negotiating Process" at Leeds School of Business.  Heath served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army/United States Army Reserves from 1961 to 1983.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heath served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Transportation
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Appropriations
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|Committee3 = Business, Labor and Technology
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|Committee4 = Education
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heath has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:
  
*[[Appropriations Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*Congressional Redistricting, Co-Chair
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|Collapse = Yes
*[[Education Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
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|State = Colorado
*[[State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, Colorado State Senate]], Chair
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
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|Chair3 = Chair
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:
  
* [[Business, Labor and Technology Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Education Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Finance Committee, Colorado Senate]]
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Business, Labor and Technology
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Finance
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Tax increases for education===
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In early August, Senator Heath submitted signatures for an initiative to increase taxes in Colorado for education funding.  The measure would increase the sales tax from 2.9% to 3% for the next five years, and it would also increase the income tax to 5% from 4.63% for five years.  The increases would generate an estimated $3 billion in revenue for education.<ref>[http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_18598039 ''denverpost.com'', "Sen. Rollie Heath turns in petitions to put education tax on Colorado ballot" August 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2008===
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
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Heath won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 18.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Barry Thoma]] ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Colorado State Senate, District 18, General Election
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|winner1 =Rollie Heath
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =Barry P. Thoma
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|votes1 =66619
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|votes2 =18427
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}}
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===2008===
 
On November 4, 2008, Heath was elected to the 18th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 election results, Colorado]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, Heath was elected to the 18th District Seat in the [[Colorado State Senate]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 election results, Colorado]</ref>
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Heath
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|Full name = Rollie Heath
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|year = 2002
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4519 ''followthemoney.org'', "Heath, Rollie" Accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 44795
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 18]]
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|totalraised2010 = 6545
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|Colorado State Senate, District 18]]
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|totalraised2008 = 102062
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2008|Colorado State Senate, District 18]]
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|totalraised2002 = 1062231
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|result2002 = Lost
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|office2002 = Colorado Lieutenant Governor
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}}
  
===2008===
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Heath
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|full Name = Rollie Heath
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4519
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 44795
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|org1 = Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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|org2 = Afscme Council 76
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|org3 = Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte
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|org4 = Colorado Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Colorado Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 2,000
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|orgamount2 = 2,000
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|orgamount3 = 1,000
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|orgamount4 = 700
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
In 2008, Heath collected $102,062 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107060 2008 contributions to Rollie Heath]</ref>
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Heath
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|full Name = Rollie Heath
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4519
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 6545
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|org1 = Colorado Concern
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|org2 = Weist, Jeffrey D
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|org3 = Colorado Communique
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|org4 = Copic Insurance
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|org5 = Colorado Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 400
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|orgamount2 = 400
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|orgamount3 = 400
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|orgamount4 = 400
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|orgamount5 = 400
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|}}
  
His three largest contributors in 2008 were:
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Heath
| Boulder Valley Education Association
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|full Name = Rollie Heath
| Align="Right" | $2,500
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4519
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|office= Colorado State Senate
| [[Colorado Education Association]]
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|new = yes
| Align="Right" | $2,125
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 102062
| Copic Insurance
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|org1 = Boulder Valley Education Association
| Align="Right" | $1,000
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|org2 = Colorado Education Association
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|org3 = Copic Insurance
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|org4 = American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees
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|org5 = Colorado Association Of Realtors
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|orgamount1 = 2500
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|orgamount2 = 2125
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
==Personal==
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Heath
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|full Name = Rollie Heath
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4519
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|office= Colorado Lieutenant Governor
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|new = lost
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1062231
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|org1 = Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
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|org2 = Colorado Education Association
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|org3 = Katz, Aron
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|org4 = Airline Pilots Association United Airlines Pac Of Co
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|org5 = Frechette, Peter L
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|orgamount1 = 10000
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|orgamount2 = 7600
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
  
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==Personal==
 
Heath and his wife, Josie, have three children.
 
Heath and his wife, Josie, have three children.
  
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==Recent news==
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=30162 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=30162 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=30162 Project Vote Smart biography of Rollie Heath]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=30162 Project Vote Smart biography of Rollie Heath]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117223 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107060 2008] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16733 2002]  
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140566 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117223 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107060 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=23646 2002]
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30650215540&v=photos Rollie Heath for Senate on Facebook]
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[[Category:Current member, Colorado State Senate]]
 
[[Category:Current member, Colorado State Senate]]
 
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Revision as of 05:07, 25 October 2013

Rollie Heath
Heath-r.jpg
Colorado State Senate, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Senate Majority Caucus Leader
October 2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
J.D.University of Wisconsin, 1961
Personal
Birthday12/28/1937
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Rollie Heath (b. December 28, 1937) is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Heath currently serves as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader, a position he has held since October 2013. He was a candidate for the Governor of Colorado in 2002.

Biography

Heath earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1959 and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.

Heath's professional experience includes working as President of the International Corporation and Building Materials Corporation, Director and Vice President of ARMCO Steel from 1970 to 1973, Senior Vice President of Johns Manville Corporation from 1973 to 1990, Owner/Founder of Ponderosa Industries from 1988 to 2001, and Teacher of "Humanizing the Negotiating Process" at Leeds School of Business. Heath served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army/United States Army Reserves from 1961 to 1983.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Appropriations
Business, Labor and Technology
Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:

Issues

Tax increases for education

In early August, Senator Heath submitted signatures for an initiative to increase taxes in Colorado for education funding. The measure would increase the sales tax from 2.9% to 3% for the next five years, and it would also increase the income tax to 5% from 4.63% for five years. The increases would generate an estimated $3 billion in revenue for education.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Heath won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 18. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Barry Thoma (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Colorado State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRollie Heath Incumbent 78.3% 66,619
     Republican Barry P. Thoma 21.7% 18,427
Total Votes 85,046

2008

On November 4, 2008, Heath was elected to the 18th District Seat in the Colorado State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

Heath raised $102,062 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heath is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Heath raised a total of $1,215,633 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Rollie Heath's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 18 Won $44,795
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $6,545
2008 Colorado State Senate, District 18 Won $102,062
2002 Colorado Lieutenant Governor Defeated $1,062,231
Grand Total Raised $1,215,633

2012

Heath won re-election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Heath raised a total of $44,795.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rollie Heath's campaign in 2012
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$2,000
Afscme Council 76$2,000
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte$1,000
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Colorado Education Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$44,795
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Heath was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Heath raised a total of $6,545.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rollie Heath's campaign in 2012
Colorado Concern$400
Weist, Jeffrey D$400
Colorado Communique$400
Copic Insurance$400
Colorado Bankers Association$400
Total Raised in 2012$6,545
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Heath won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Heath raised a total of $102,062.

2002

Heath lost the election for the Colorado Lieutenant Governor in 2002. During that election cycle, Heath raised a total of $1,062,231.

Personal

Heath and his wife, Josie, have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Rollie + Heath + Colorado + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Rollie Heath News Feed

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