COMPAC announces candidate endorsements

Saturday, September 01, 2012 01:22 PM
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Physicians urged to consider recommendations

CMS staff report

The Colorado Medical Political Action Committee, or COMPAC, has endorsed 82 candidates for state and federal office this year. Physicians and all friends of medicine are encouraged to consider the recommendations that follow and, above all, be sure to vote. For help identifying the candidates running in your district, visit the who’s my legislator link on the CMS home page at

COMPAC does not endorse based on political party. Instead, endorsements are made following a screening process that takes into account the views of the local medical community, the position of a candidate or incumbent on medical issues important to the medical society, the demographics of the district and a candidate’s ability to win. Read the full candidate briefing document available on the CMS website at

COMPAC instituted the local physician screening process in the 2006 election cycle and several hundred physicians have participated in the process since then. This has proven instrumental in developing relationships between local constituent physicians and members of the Colorado Legislature.

For more insight into the CMS political process, be sure to read the Final Word of this issue, written by COMPAC Chair Dave Ross, DO, and the Executive Office Update by CMS CEO Alfred Gilchrist.

For more information about COMPAC visit

2012 General Election

COMPAC-endorsed (accepts PAC money)
SD 4 (Douglas) Mark Scheffel (R)
SD 8 (Moffat, Summit, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Routt,
Rio Blanco) Randy Baumgardner (R)
SD 10 (El Paso) Owen Hill (R)
SD 14 (Larimer) John Kefalas (D)
SD 17 (Boulder, Broomfield) Matt Jones (D)
SD 18 (Boulder) Rollie Heath (D)
SD 19 (Jefferson) Lang Sias (R)
SD 22 (Jefferson) Ken Summers (R)
SD 23 (Broomfield, Weld, Larimer) Vicki Marble (R)
SD 25 (Adams) Mary Hodge (D)
SD 27 (Arapahoe) David Balmer (R)
SD 28 (Arapahoe) Nancy Todd (D)
SD 29 (Arapahoe) Morgan Carroll (D)
SD 33 (Denver) Mike Johnston (D)

COMPAC-endorsed (does not accept PAC money)
SD 12 (El Paso) Bill Cadman (R)
SD 31 (Denver, Arapahoe) Pat Steadman (D)
SD 32 (Denver) Irene Aguilar (D)

Senate races with no COMPAC endorsement
SD 21 (Adams) Jessie Ulibarri (D) v Francine Bigelow (R)
SD 26 (Arapahoe) Linda Newell (D) v Dave Kerber (R)
SD 35 (Pueblo) Crestina Martinez (D) v Larry Crowder (R) v William Bartley (Lib)

COMPAC-endorsed (accepts PAC money)

HD 2 (Denver) Mark Ferrandino (D)
HD 3 (Denver, Arapahoe) Brian Watson (R)
HD 5 (Denver) Crisanta Duran (D)
HD 7 (Denver) Angela Williams (D)
HD 8 (Denver) Beth McCann (D)
HD 9 (Denver, Arapahoe) Paul Rosenthal (D)
HD 10 (Boulder) Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D)
HD 11 (Boulder) Jonathan Singer (D)
HD 12 (Boulder) Mike Foote (D)
HD 13 (Boulder, Clear Creek, Grand, Jackson, Gilpin) Claire Levy (D)
HD 14 (El Paso) Dan Nordberg (R)
HD 16 (El Paso) Janak Joshi (R)
HD 17 (El Paso) Mark Barker (R)
HD 18 (El Paso) Jennifer George (R)
HD 19 (El Paso) Amy Stephens (R)
HD 20 (El Paso) Bob Gardner (R)
HD 21 (El Paso) Lois Landgraf (R)
HD 23 (Jefferson) Rick Enstrom (R)
HD 24 (Jefferson) Sue Schafer (D)
HD 25 (Jefferson) Cheri Gerou (R)
HD 27 (Jefferson) Libby Szabo (R)
HD 28 (Jefferson) Amy Attwood (R)
HD 30 (Adams) Jenise May (D)
HD 31 (Adams) Joseph Salazar (D)
HD 32 (Adams) Dominick Moreno (D)
HD 34 (Adams) Steve Lebsock (D)
HD 35 (Adams) Cherylin Peniston (D)
HD 36 (Arapahoe) Su Ryden (D)
HD 37 (Arapahoe) Spencer Swalm (R)
HD 38 (Jefferson, Arapahoe) Kathleen Conti (R)
HD 39 (Douglas, Teller) Polly Lawrence (R)
HD 40 (Arapahoe, Elbert) Cindy Acree (R)
HD 42 (Arapahoe) Rhonda Fields (D)
HD 43 (Douglas) Frank McNulty (R)
HD 44 (Douglas) Chris Holbert (R)
HD 45 (Douglas) Carole Murray (R)
HD 46 (Pueblo) Leroy Garcia (D)
HD 47 (Pueblo, Otero, Fremont) Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R)
HD 48 (Weld) Stephen Humphrey (R)
HD 49 (Weld, Larimer) Perry Buck (R)
HD 50 (Weld) Skip Carlson (R)
HD 51 (Larimer) Brian DelGrosso (R)
HD 52 (Larimer) Joann Ginal (D)
HD 53 (Larimer) Randy Fischer (D)
HD 55 (Mesa) Dan Robinson (D)
HD 56 (Adams, Arapahoe) Kevin Priola (R)
HD 57 (Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco) Bob Rankin (R)
HD 58 (Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, San Miguel) Don Coram (R)
HD 59 (Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan, Gunnison, Ouray, Hinsdale) J. Paul Brown (R)
HD 60 (Custer, Chafee, Fremont, Park) Jim Wilson (R)
HD 61 (Gunnison, Pitkin, Summit, Delta, Lake) Millie Hamner (D)
HD 62 (Alamosa, Conejos, Costillo, Huerfano, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache) Edward Vigil (D)
HD 63 (Weld) Lori Saine (R)
HD 65 (Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Weld, Morgan, Kit Carson, Cheyenne) Jerry Sonnenberg (R)

COMPAC-endorsed (does not accept PAC money)
HD 4 (Denver) Dan Pabon (D)
HD 15 (El Paso) Mark Waller (R)
HD 41 (Arapahoe) Jovan Melton (D)

House races with no COMPAC endorsement
HD 1 (Denver, Jefferson) Jeanne Labuda (D) v John Kidd (R) v Mike Law (Lib)
HD 6 (Denver) Lois Court (D) v Robert Hardaway (R) v Morton Brooks (Lib)
HD 22 (Jefferson) Mary Parker (D) v Justin Everett (R) v Lynn Weitzel (Lib)
HD 26 (Routt, Eagle) Diane Mitsch Bush (D) v Charles McConnell (R)
HD 29 (Jefferson) Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) v Robert Ramirez (R) v Hans Romer (Lib)
HD 33 (Weld, Boulder, Broomfield) Dianne Primavera (D) v David Pigott (R) v W Earl Allen (Lib)
HD 54 (Mesa, Delta) Jared Wright (R) v Tim Menger (Lib)
HD 64 (Baca, Bent, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Crowley, Elbert, Lincoln, Washington, Kiowa) Timothy Dore (R) v Nick Schneider (Lib)

D-1 (Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson) Diana DeGette (D)
D-2 (Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer, Jefferson, Broomfield) Jared Polis (D)
D-3 (Moffat, Routt, Pueblo, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Montrose, San Miguel, Dolores, Montezuma, La Plata, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Custer) Scott Tipton (R)
D-4 (Weld, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Morgan,
D-4 Washington, Yuma, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, (cont.) Douglas, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Baca) Cory Gardner (R)
D-5 (El Paso, Park, Chaffee, Teller, Fremont) Doug Lamborn (R)
D-6 (Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas) Mike Coffman (R)
D-7 (Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams) Ed Perlmutter (D)


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