Steve King (Colorado)

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Steve King
Colorado State Senate, District 7
Assumed office
January 12, 2011
Current term ends
January 12, 2015
Political party Republican
Profession Vice President, American National Protective Services
Website Senate website
Steve King is a 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.

King is Vice President of American National Protective Services.[1]

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.[2]

Issue positions

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.[3]

Committee assignments

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.



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


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


Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,500
Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver $1,000
Copic Insurance $1,000
CO Rural Electric Assoc $600
CO Chiropractic Assoc $500

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