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Colorado - Libertarian Party Candidates 2012

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David G. Cottrell

Board of Education, District 2, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

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CO

Steven Ray Dellinger

Board of Education, District 4, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Daniel "New Jeffersonian" Ong

CU Regent, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Steven Hartmann

CU Regent, District 5, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Eric Robinson

CU Regent, District 7, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Frank Atwood

US House 1, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Randy Luallin

US House 2, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Randy was born in St. Louis Missouri and moved with his family to Colorado in 1962. He was raised in Boulder and graduated from Fairview High School in 1975. He credits his family for instilling the nurturing values of “Faith, Hope and Love.” Following service in the US Military, where he added the values of Duty, Honor and Country, he attended Colorado State University studying Wildlife management. For the past 30 years he has worked as a Mason; working up from a laborer to owning Luallin Masonry. Like Governor Johnson, who also built his own business, Randy’s interests include running long distance (attempted the Leadville 100 and co-directed the Coal Creek Cross County Challenge), hunting, hiking (all the states 14ers and some of the 7 summits of the world), history (particularly the west), traveling (I have been all over the world) and writing (one novel, Maroons- a Human Epic). Randy also serves as a volunteer for the Cub Scouts, Indian Guides, Public Access Television, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and Habitat for Humanity.”

Gregory Gilman

US House 3, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Josh Gilliland

US House 4, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Josh and his wife Jenny live in Strasburg, Colorado with their three children. Josh writes, “We LOVE living in Colorado and can think of no better place to raise a family.” Josh earned a BSC from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He has been a professional in the telecommunications industry since 1997 and has also run his own business. He promises as a Libertarian to do all that's in his power to get the government out of your way and to reverse the national debt crisis that's taking place thanks to our federal government's reckless spending.”

Jim Pirtle

US House 5, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Patrick E. Provost

US House 6, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Buck Bailey

US House 7, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Buck Bailey's Campaign Promises:

Read and work to understand every piece of legislation proposed during my time in office. If unable to do so, I will either abstain in protest or vote no on the issue.

Restore the Federal Government to its proper Constitutional roles. In particular, support the ninth and tenth amendments to the Constitution to protect the state government roles and the rights of individuals.

Work to end the use of US Military Forces as the world's police force. We must remain strong and able to go anywhere in the world to defend US Citizens against aggression. However, once the aggression is stopped, our military forces should return to US territory. End the "police" actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, and elsewhere in the world.

Chris Grundemann

State Senate, 4th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Chris was born and raised in Colorado. His two sons are the fifth generation of his family to be born in Colorado; Chris' Great Grandfather was born in Denver before Colorado became a state. Chris grew up in Caste Rock, completing all of his primary education (pre-school through high-school) within District 4, and now his children are doing the same. “Colorado, and particularly District 4, has always been my home. Many of the teachers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, business owners, police officers, and other public servants are my class mates and friends. It's time for me to give a little something back to the communities which made me who I am today.”

Sacha L. Weis

State Senate, 8th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Brandon Hughes

State Senate, 10th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Dave Respecki

State Senate, 12th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Jeff Johnston

State Senate, 14th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Ken Bray

State Senate, 17th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Lloyd A. Sweeny

State Senate, 19th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Ronald G. Schweizer

State Senate, 25th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Robert Harrison

State Senate, 28th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Michelle R. Poague

State Senate, 29th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Michele Poague was born in Newman Grove, Nebraska and raised in southwest Denver with 5 sisters and a brother until her family moved to South Dakota where she attended high school. After attending Nettleton Business College, Michele left South Dakota and spent the next six years in Las Vegas, Nevada before returning to Colorado over 25 years ago in 1984. Michele has been employed with Bavaria Inn Restaurant since that time. In 1998, she was instrumental in the creation of the original Tea Party, The Glendale Tea Party In 2002, Michele published her first non-fiction book, Creating a Successful Convention. In 2011, she published her first two books of a science fiction trilogy, The Healing Crystal: Heir to Power and Fall of Eden. In 2012, she will publish the final book of the trilogy, The Healing Crystal: She has severed as Secretary of the Denver Libertarian party, as State Chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party, as a delegate to the Libertarian Party National Convention and in 2008, as the Executive Producer of the Libertarian Party National Convention.”

Courtney Kolva

State Senate, 33rd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

William Stuart Bartley

State Senate, 35th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 5, 2012

Location

CO

Mike Law

State Representative, 1st District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Desiree A. Maikranz

State Representative, 2nd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

David P. Jurist

State Representative, 3rd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Morton Brooks

State Representative, 6th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Maury B. Mingle

State Representative, 8th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Robert R. Searls

State Representative, 11th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Matthew A. Webber

State Representative, 12th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Matthew A. Webber is not a Native of Colorado, but that's because the choice was not his; both of his children are. Approaching 40, Matt found himself in a situation many Americans would find familiar, unsatisfied with his current work situation and not sure what do next. He was sure that a change needed to be made, that nobody was going to do his work for him, and that he shouldn't expect anybody else to either. After 15 years in the plumbing sales & service industry, he decided to pursue a second college degree and will soon be designing product instead of selling it. This is the American Dream that previous generations fought to preserve for us, that anybody should be able to change their life situation provided they are able to prioritize financial and time commitments, and they are also willing to make the sacrifices that those choices require. This is the American Dream that Matthew A. Webber will fight for if elected to Colorado's State House from District 12.”

Howard P. Lambert

State Representative, 13th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

R. David Lucero

State Representative, 14th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Larry Reedy

State Representative, 15th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Larry was born and raised in Colorado Springs and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served on three continents in four years. Educated in district 49, 11, and at UCCS, he states, “I am a product of Colorado Springs and I know this community.”

Michael J. Giallombardo

State Representative, 16th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Susan Quilleash

State Representative, 17th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Robert "Bob" Melamede

State Representative, 18th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Alan MacGregor Bassett

State Representative, 19th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Laticia Burns

State Representative, 21st District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Lynn L. Weitzel

State Representative, 22nd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Michael M. Beckerman

State Representative, 23rd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Christian Althen

State Representative, 24th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Jack J. Woehr

State Representative, 25th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

G. T. "Bud" Martin

State Representative, 27th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Niles Aronson

State Representative, 28th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Hans V. Romer

State Representative, 29th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Shea Lantz

State Representative, 30th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Brett Halbert

State Representative, 32nd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Brett decided to run for the State House because “Despite his campaign vows to make marijuana enforcement a low priority, the President has stepped up raids on these clinics and has been remarkably successful – if one considers tormenting sick people, shutting down tax-paying businesses, confiscating private property and threatening to jail people a success. My Goal is to reduce the size and scope of state government while bringing back our personal freedom. The issues I regard as urgent and feel the most passionate about are: Balancing the state budget by cutting spending, not raising taxes; Reforming education by transitioning to a free market providing school choice and parent responsibility; Securing full marriage equality for all people regardless of gender; Dismantling the excessive regulations surrounding the medicinal marijuana industry, providing access to medicine for patients; Pro-legal immigration legislation that allows individuals who do not pose a credible threat to security, health, or property to remain in the state contributing to their personal well-being and the economy.”

W. Earl Allen

State Representative, 33rd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Wes Long

State Representative, 36th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Jonathan Barber

State Representative, 38th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Donna Price

State Representative, 39th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Jarrod C. Austin

State Representative, 44th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Hanna Kjerengtroen

State Representative, 45th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

John R. Gibson

State Representative, 48th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Michael Renker

State Representative, 51st District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Chad Kidder

State Representative, 52nd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Topher Lazarz

State Representative, 53rd District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Tim Menger

State Representative, 54th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Virgil Fenn

State Representative, 55th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Will Hiltshcer

State Representative, 56th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Dan Enright

State Representative, 57th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Jeffrey P. Downs

State Representative, 58th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

M. Bruce Waters

State Representative, 60th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Ellen Temby

State Representative, 61st District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Nick Schneider

State Representative, 64th District, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Audrey Bray

Boulder Commissioner 2, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

Matthew Hess

Douglas Commissioner 2, Colorado

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

CO

About the Candidate: 

Matthew writes, “I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended college in Evansville. I have been a resident of Colorado since 1998, currently reside in Littleton and work for a small business that makes software for construction companies. My career as a technologist has taken me across the spectrum of computer technology as a system administrator, programmer and network engineer. This experience uniquely positions me to be knowledgeable in regard to votes on national technology issues and bills such as SOPA, PIPA and other threats to technology and the people’s privacy and rights. I received the Presidential Volunteer Service award in 2011 for my work with local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops in Aurora. As a former longtime Republican I have become disenfranchised with the two party system and have entered the race as a Libertarian because it more accurately reflects my belief in small cost-effective government and the unalienable rights of citizens.”