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.
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."
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|
- Steve King campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- 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
- "Performance audit of PUC approved today," Colorado News Agency, by Debi Brazzale, Jul 11th, 2011
- 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|