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{{tnr}}'''Steve King''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]].  He has represented the 7th district since 2011. He is also a former member of the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], where he represented the 54th District from 2007 to 2011.
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{{tnr}}'''Steve King''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing the District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
King is Vice President of American National Protective Services.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart - Rep. King]</ref>
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King served in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], where he represented the 54th District from 2007 to 2011.
 
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==Ethics complaint==
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On February 3, 2010 King appeared before a legislative ethics panel to answer a complaint brought by Colorado Ethics Watch to determine if he charged both the state and his campaign fund for travel expenses.  Records show that for a week in April and for all of March the state paid King $1,935 for rental car expenses.  During the same time, King charged his campaign over $1,000 for gas and rental car expenses.
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Fellow legislator [[Mark Waller]] called it "a payday loan from the campaign account," stating, "He’s a rural legislator who makes $30,000 a year. He had car problems, and doesn’t have money to rent a car. He says, ‘Let me borrow from the campaign account.’"  The ethics panel will reach a decision by February 18.<ref>[http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2010/02/03/republican-calls-kings-double-charging-a-payday-loan/ ''Denver Post'' "Republican calls King’s double charging “a payday loan”," February 3, 2010]</ref>
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==Issues==
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King did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test.  The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart - Rep. King ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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King's sponsored legislation includes:
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*HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
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*HB 09-1221 - Mandatory Furloughs For State Employees
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*HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act
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For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the [http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2009A/csl.nsf/BillFoldersSponsor?OpenFrameSet House site].
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===Public Utility Commission audit===
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The Legislative Audit Committee approved a full performance audit of the state’s Public Utility Commission. The Senate Auditor's office will conduct the audit.
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Sen. [[Scott Renfroe]] and Sen Steve King requested the audit.  King says recent actions of the PUC triggered the request.
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“The PUC should be acting as a guardian of public interest to ensure Colorado consumers receive high quality and reasonably priced services,” said  King. “Questions have risen in the legislature, public and media about some of their recent actions and these issues must be addressed.”
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The audit will ask if the PUC has established and implemented "adequate policies and procedures to ensure the PUC Commissioners’ regulatory and decision-making activities are transparent and comply with state laws, regulations, and governance standards." It will also investigate whether or not the PUC has "adequate processes and controls in place to ensure P.U.C. Commissioners’ expenditures are reasonable, appropriate, for allowable purposes, and in the best interests of the state."<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2011/07/11/performance-audit-of-puc-to-be-conducted/ "Performance audit of PUC approved today," ''Colorado News Agency'', by Debi Brazzale, Jul 11th, 2011]</ref>
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-colorado-state-senator-steve-king ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Romney Announces Support of Colorado State Senator Steve King," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===
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King's sponsored legislation includes:
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*HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
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*HB 09-1221 - Mandatory Furloughs For State Employees
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*HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act
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For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the [http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2009A/csl.nsf/BillFoldersSponsor?OpenFrameSet House site].
  
===2010===
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===Public Utility Commission audit===
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The Legislative Audit Committee approved a full performance audit of the state’s Public Utility Commission. The Senate Auditor's office will conduct the audit.
  
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Sen. [[Scott Renfroe]] and Sen Steve King requested the audit.  King says recent actions of the PUC triggered the request.
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“The PUC should be acting as a guardian of public interest to ensure Colorado consumers receive high quality and reasonably priced services,” said  King. “Questions have risen in the legislature, public and media about some of their recent actions and these issues must be addressed.”
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The audit will ask if the PUC has established and implemented "adequate policies and procedures to ensure the PUC Commissioners’ regulatory and decision-making activities are transparent and comply with state laws, regulations, and governance standards." It will also investigate whether or not the PUC has "adequate processes and controls in place to ensure P.U.C. Commissioners’ expenditures are reasonable, appropriate, for allowable purposes, and in the best interests of the state."<ref>[http://www.coloradonewsagency.com/2011/07/11/performance-audit-of-puc-to-be-conducted/ "Performance audit of PUC approved today," ''Colorado News Agency'', by Debi Brazzale, Jul 11th, 2011]</ref>
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===Political courage tests===
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King did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test.  The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart - Rep. King ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-colorado-state-senator-steve-king ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Romney Announces Support of Colorado State Senator Steve King," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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==Elections==
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the 54th District seat in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 general election results, Colorado]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the 54th District seat in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], running unopposed in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.colorado.gov/Content/Documents/2008_Abstract.pdf 2008 general election results, Colorado]</ref>
  
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==Personal==
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King is Vice President of American National Protective Services.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart - Rep. King]</ref>
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==Controversies==
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===Ethics complaint===
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On February 3, 2010 King appeared before a legislative ethics panel to answer a complaint brought by Colorado Ethics Watch to determine if he charged both the state and his campaign fund for travel expenses.  Records show that for a week in April and for all of March the state paid King $1,935 for rental car expenses.  During the same time, King charged his campaign over $1,000 for gas and rental car expenses.
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Fellow legislator [[Mark Waller]] called it "a payday loan from the campaign account," stating, "He’s a rural legislator who makes $30,000 a year. He had car problems, and doesn’t have money to rent a car. He says, ‘Let me borrow from the campaign account.’"  The ethics panel will reach a decision by February 18.<ref>[http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2010/02/03/republican-calls-kings-double-charging-a-payday-loan/ ''Denver Post'' "Republican calls King’s double charging “a payday loan”," February 3, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Steve + King + Colorado + Senate'''
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.votesteveking.com/updatedwelcome1.html Steve King campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesteveking.com/updatedwelcome1.html Steve King campaign website]
 
*[http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen07.htm Senate website]
 
*[http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen07.htm Senate website]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140581 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117303 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107079 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=86328 2006]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 17:20, 19 August 2013

Steve King
Steve-King.jpg
Colorado State Senate, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits8 years
Education
Associate'sMesa State College in Grand Junction
Bachelor'sMesa State College, Law Enforcement Certification, Training Academy in Golden, Colorado
Personal
ProfessionVice President, American National Protective Services
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve King is a Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, representing the District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

King served in the Colorado House of Representatives, where he represented the 54th District from 2007 to 2011.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Audit, Vice Chair
Judiciary
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

King's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
  • HB 09-1221 - Mandatory Furloughs For State Employees
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

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

Public Utility Commission audit

The Legislative Audit Committee approved a full performance audit of the state’s Public Utility Commission. The Senate Auditor's office will conduct the audit.

Sen. Scott Renfroe and Sen Steve King requested the audit. King says recent actions of the PUC triggered the request.

“The PUC should be acting as a guardian of public interest to ensure Colorado consumers receive high quality and reasonably priced services,” said King. “Questions have risen in the legislature, public and media about some of their recent actions and these issues must be addressed.”

The audit will ask if the PUC has established and implemented "adequate policies and procedures to ensure the PUC Commissioners’ regulatory and decision-making activities are transparent and comply with state laws, regulations, and governance standards." It will also investigate whether or not the PUC has "adequate processes and controls in place to ensure P.U.C. Commissioners’ expenditures are reasonable, appropriate, for allowable purposes, and in the best interests of the state."[1]

Political courage tests

King did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve King (Colorado) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

King was eligible but did not seek re-election to the 54th District seat. He instead won election to the district 7 seat in the Colorado State Senate. He defeated Democrat Claudette J. Konola and Libertarian Gilbert R. Fuller in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve King (R) 37,533
Claudette J. Konola (D) 15,980
Gilbert R. Fuller (L) 2,190

2008

On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the 54th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election.[4]

King raised $32,916 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $122,072 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Steve King (Colorado)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $5,435
2010 Colorado State Senate, District 7 Won $53,006
2008 Colorado State House, District 54 Won $32,916
2006 Colorado State House, District 54 Won $30,715
Grand Total Raised $122,072

2012

King was not up for election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $5,435.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve King (Colorado)'s campaign in 2012
King, Steve A$1,911
Susuras, Samuel J$400
King, Kathy$400
Copeland, Mitchell T$400
Franke, Norman L$400
Total Raised in 2012$5,435
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $53,006.

2008

King won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $32,916.

2006

King won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $30,715.

Personal

King is Vice President of American National Protective Services.[7]

Controversies

Ethics complaint

On February 3, 2010 King appeared before a legislative ethics panel to answer a complaint brought by Colorado Ethics Watch to determine if he charged both the state and his campaign fund for travel expenses. Records show that for a week in April and for all of March the state paid King $1,935 for rental car expenses. During the same time, King charged his campaign over $1,000 for gas and rental car expenses.

Fellow legislator Mark Waller called it "a payday loan from the campaign account," stating, "He’s a rural legislator who makes $30,000 a year. He had car problems, and doesn’t have money to rent a car. He says, ‘Let me borrow from the campaign account.’" The ethics panel will reach a decision by February 18.[8]

Recent news

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

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

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External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josh Penry
Colorado State Senate District 7
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 54
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Ray Scott