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|Colorado State Senate, District 18|
|2009 - Present|
|January 11, 2017|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$45/$183 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||8 years|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin|
|J.D.||University of Wisconsin, 1961|
|Date of birth||12/28/1937|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, MD|
Heath 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.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heath served on the following committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Chair|
|• Business, Labor and Technology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State, Veterans, and Military Affairs, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Heath served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business, Labor and Technology|
- 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. 
|Colorado State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rollie Heath Incumbent||78.3%||66,619|
|Republican||Barry P. Thoma||21.7%||18,427|
Heath raised $102,062 for his campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
|Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rollie Heath's campaign in 2010|
|Colorado Bankers Association||$400|
|Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association||$400|
|Weist, Jeffrey D||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$6,545|
In 2008, Heath collected $102,062 in donations.
His three largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Boulder Valley Education Association||$2,500|
|Colorado Education Association||$2,125|
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.
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Heath and his wife, Josie, have three children.
- Sen. Heath's personal website
- Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Rollie Heath
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography of Rollie Heath
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008 2002
- Rollie Heath for Senate on Facebook
- Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
- Colorado Secretary of State, Official Primary Election Results
- 2008 election results, Colorado
- Colorado Senate spending, 2008
- 2008 contributions to Rollie Heath
- denverpost.com, "Sen. Rollie Heath turns in petitions to put education tax on Colorado ballot" August 2, 2011
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