Steve King (Colorado)
|Colorado State Senate, District 7|
| Assumed office|
January 12, 2011
| Current term ends|
January 12, 2015
|Profession||Vice President, American National Protective Services|
King is Vice President of American National Protective Services.
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, King has been appointed to these committees:
- Judiciary Committee, Colorado State Senate
- Legislative Audit Committee, Colorado General Assembly
- Transportation Committee, Colorado State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, King served on these committees:
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.
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)|
|Steve King (R)||37,533|
|Claudette J. Konola (D)||15,980|
|Gilbert R. Fuller (L)||2,190|
King raised $32,916 for his campaign.
Contributions have not all been submitted yet.
Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO Assoc of Realtors||$1,500|
|Apartment Assoc of Metro Denver||$1,000|
|CO Rural Electric Assoc||$600|
|CO Chiropractic Assoc||$500|
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. Steve King
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Steve King on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Steve King campaign website
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. King
- Denver Post "Republican calls King’s double charging “a payday loan”," February 3, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. King Issue Positions
- 2008 general election results, Colorado
- Colorado House spending, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Colorado State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
|Colorado House District 54
| Succeeded by|