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  |Name = Steve King
  political position  = Colorado State Senate, District 7 |
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  |Position = Colorado State Senate, District 7
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|Assumed office = 2011
  website             = [http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/members/Sen07.htm Senate website] |
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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]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing [[Colorado State Senate District 7|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]], representing [[Colorado House of Representatives District 54|District 54]] from 2007 to 2011.
  
==Ethics complaint==
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==Committee assignments==
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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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, King served on the following committees:
  
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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{{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 = Legislative Audit
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 = Transportation
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, King served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse = Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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|Committee2 = Legislative Audit
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Transportation
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, King served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse = Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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|Committee2 = Joint Judiciary
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Joint Transportation
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Transportation & Energy
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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].
  
 
===Public Utility Commission audit===
 
===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.
 
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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“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 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."<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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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/ ''Colorado News Agency'', "Performance audit of PUC approved today," July 11, 2011]</ref>
  
==Committee assignments==
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===Political courage tests===
===2011-2012===
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King did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test.  The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=66357 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Issue Positions," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, King has been appointed to these committees:
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*[[Judiciary Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
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===Presidential preference===
*[[Legislative Audit Committee, Colorado General Assembly]]
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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>
*[[Transportation Committee, Colorado State Senate]]
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, King served on these committees:
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Colorado House of Representatives|Judiciary Committee]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Colorado General Assembly|Judiciary]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, Colorado General Assembly|Transportation]]
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* [[Transportation & Energy Committee, Colorado House of Representatives|Transportation & Energy Committee]]
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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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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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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 ''Colorado Secretary of State'', "2008 General election results," accessed April 14, 2014]</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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King raised $32,916 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "Funds raised by 2008 House candidates," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
King raised $32,916 for his campaign.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2008&f=H&so=O#sorttable Colorado House spending, 2008]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = King
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|Full name = Steve King (Colorado)
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8515 ''followthemoney.org'', "King, Steve" Accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 5435
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|result2012 = N/A
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2010 = 53006
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2010|Colorado State Senate, District 7]]
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|totalraised2008 = 32916
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2008|Colorado State House, District 54]]
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|totalraised2006 = 30715
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2006|Colorado State House, District 54]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = King
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|full Name = Steve King (Colorado)
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8515
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 5435
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|org1 = King, Steve A
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|org2 = Susuras, Samuel J
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|org3 = King, Kathy
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|org4 = Copeland, Mitchell T
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|org5 = Franke, Norman L
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|orgamount1 = 1911
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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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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Contributions have not all been submitted yet.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2010&f=S&so=a&p=1#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = King
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|full Name = Steve King (Colorado)
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8515
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 53006
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|org1 = Copic Insurance
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|org2 = Colorado Rural Electric Association
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|org3 = Apartment Association Of Metro Denver
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|org4 = Mesa County Republican Party
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|org5 = Robar, Kenneth A
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|orgamount1 = 1400
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|orgamount2 = 1400
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|orgamount3 = 800
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|orgamount4 = 750
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|orgamount5 = 550
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = King
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|full Name = Steve King (Colorado)
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8515
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|office= Colorado House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 32916
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|org1 = Colorado Association Of Realtors
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|org2 = Apartment Association Of Metro Denver
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|org3 = Copic Insurance
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|org4 = Colorado Rural Electric Association
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|org5 = Colorado Chiropractic Association
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|orgamount1 = 1500
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 600
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107079 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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===2006===
{| class="wikitable"
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = King
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|full Name = Steve King (Colorado)
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2008 total
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8515
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|office= Colorado House of Representatives
|CO Assoc of Realtors
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|new = yes
|$1,500
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 30715
|Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver
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|org1 = Copic Insurance
|$1,000
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|org2 = Colorado Association Of Home Builders
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|org3 = Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association
|Copic Insurance
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|org4 = Berry, Gayle A
|$1,000
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|org5 = Compass Park
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|orgamount1 = 2600
|CO Rural Electric Assoc
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|orgamount2 = 600
|$600
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|orgamount3 = 500
|-
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|orgamount4 = 400
|CO Chiropractic Assoc
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|orgamount5 = 400
|$500
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|}}
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|}
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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>
  
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==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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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Steve+King+Colorado+Senate+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Steve King News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[Colorado State Senate]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate#Committees|Colorado Senate Committees]]
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*[[Colorado State Senate District 7]]
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*[[Colorado State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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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]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* [http://openstates.org/co/legislators/COL000016/steve-king/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66357 Project Vote Smart bio]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66357 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117303 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107079 2008]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66357 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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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]
  
 
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Revision as of 07:37, 2 May 2014

Steve King
Steve-King.jpg
Colorado State Senate, District 7
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
Term limits8 years
Education
Bachelor'sMesa State College, Law Enforcement Certification, Training Academy in Golden, Colorado
Associate'sMesa State College in Grand Junction
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 District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

King served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 54 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 informs voters 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]

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Josh Penry (R)
Colorado State Senate District 7
2011–present
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Colorado House District 54
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Ray Scott (R)