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Revision as of 13:03, 7 February 2014

Su Ryden
Su-Ryden.jpg
Colorado House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver, 1967
Personal
BirthdayMay 11, 1945
Place of birthHastings, NE
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Su Ryden is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs, Chair
Business, Labor, Economic, and Workforce Development
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Training judges in business

Lat in the 2011 session, lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee an effort to train judges on business matters. The proposed program will be funded with excess fees collected by the Secretary of State’s Office from Colorado businesses.

House Bill 1302, by Rep. Waller authorizes the Secretary of State’s Office to spend $500,000 to administer the program, designed and delivered by the judiciary branch, to train judges in handling business issues.

Mark Waller said the bill concentrates on efficiency that would benefit all who are a party to litigation involving business matters.

“It’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said Waller. “It enables the judiciary to more effectively deal with these cases and deal with other issues that they also deal with.”

Some members were concerned with the bill having a nexus to the secretary of state, suggesting that it should reside wholly within the judiciary branch.

“It feels messy to have two separate branches of government working on the same thing,” said Rep. Su Ryden.

Rep. Daniel Kagan voted in favor of the bill but expressed concern as well over the secretary of state’s involvement in the program.

“What the secretary of state giveth the secretary of state can take away,” said Kagan. “Having a politically controlled office funding the program is probably not a good idea.”[1]

Ryden's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1224 - No Gender Individual Health Ins Rates
  • HB 09-1273 - Health Care For Colorado
  • HB 09-1342 - Eliminate Cigarette Sales Tax Exemption

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

Political courage tests

Ryden provided 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. When asked her legislative priorities she listed them as:[2]

  • "Education--encourage and enhance local districts' innovative programs, including art and music in the schools"
  • "Health Care--provide universal healthcare via a multi-payer system"
  • "Economic Development--promote alternative energy resources, tourism (including film production), bioscience and aerospace"

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ryden won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. She defeated Jim Parker (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSu Ryden Incumbent 57.7% 17,577
     Republican James W. Parker, III 38.2% 11,636
     Libertarian Wes Long 4.1% 1,247
Total Votes 30,460

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ryden ran for re-election to the 36th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Ryden defeated Gary Marshall (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 36 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Su Ryden (D) 10,783
Gary Marshall (R) 8,580

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ryden won election to the 36th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Kathy Green (R).[5]

Ryden raised $70,399 for her campaign, while Green raised $25,124.[6]

Colorado State House, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Su Ryden (D) 16,878
Kathy Green (R) 11,398

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryden is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryden raised a total of $155,072 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[7]

Su Ryden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 36 Won $41,754
2010 Colorado State House, District 36 Won $42,919
2008 Colorado State House, District 36 Won $70,399
Grand Total Raised $155,072

2012

Ryden won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryden raised a total of $41,754.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Su Ryden's campaign in 2012
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$4,200
AFSCME Council 76$2,500
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (CTLA)$1,500
Colorado Wins Sdc$1,200
Colorado Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,754
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ryden won re-election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ryden raised a total of $42,919.

2008

Ryden won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ryden raised a total of $70,399.

Personal

Ryden is involved in a number of organizations, including serving as Communications Chair for the Rotary Club of Denver, Board Member of the Rotary Club of Denver Foundation, and member of Women Impacting Public Policy, Institute of International Education, and Leadership Aurora.[8]

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