PUBLIC SECTOR UNION INFLUENCE IN COLORADO LEGISLATURE ELECTIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

2010 Public Sector Union Donations to Targeted Districts……………………………………………………….5

List of Public Sector Unions………………………………………………………………………………………………………9

State House……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………13

State Senate……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………31

Union Donation Success Rates………………………………………………………………………………………….…....41

Public Sector Union Lobbying FY 2013…………………………………………………………………………….……….48

Notes and Methodology……………….………………………………………………………………………………………….55

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Introduction At the current time, the Democrat Party has a sizable majority in both the Colorado State House and the Colorado State Senate. This has lead to the far-Left majority pushing extreme measures through the legislature; among these are SB-025 (firefighter collective bargaining), SB-213 (education reform), SB-252 (increasing alternative energy quotas), HB-1224 (high-capacity magazine ban), and HB-1229 (universal background checks). These bills have been highly criticized by many Coloradoans, and the legislature was so liberal in the 2013 session there was talk of a movement for northern Colorado counties to secede from the state. While this movement has since lost momentum, the fact that it was discussed as seriously as it had been demonstrates how taken aback the citizens of Colorado were by the extremism of the legislature. The best way to restore the balance of power in Colorado and remove the one-party rule currently in place is for the minority party to take a majority in the Colorado Senate. There are seven State Senate districts currently held by Democrats that opponents could potentially capture in 2014: Senate District 5 (currently held by Gail Schwartz), Senate District 11 (currently held by John Morse, who is fighting a recall at this time), Senate District 16 (currently held by Jeanne Nicholson), Senate District 20 (currently held by Cheri Jahn), Senate District 22 (currently held by Andy Kerr), and Senate District 24 (currently held by Lois Tochtrop). Senators Schwartz, Morse, Tochtrop, and Newell will be ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits, leaving their seats open and without the incumbent advantage. If the current minority party can capture just 3 of these seats and hold on to the 15 seats they already have, they can give themselves a 1-vote majority (18-17), allowing the state senate to block extreme bills that would pass under one-party rule. The information in this report looks at the donations from public sector unions to these five seats in the 2010 election, as well as donations to all House and Senate races in the 2012 elections. It is important to note that the districts have changed since the 2010 elections after re-districting, so the electorate will be different in these races will be different in 2014. There is no doubt, however, that they will still be highly competitive races and the public sector unions will pour money into them (this is evidenced by Senate District 22, where re-districting greatly increased Democrat presence; the district went from receiving no public sector union funds to one of their biggest targets). This report also looks at how each member voted on two bills particularly favored by public sector unions. Senate Bill 25 requires that all fire districts allow collective bargaining if the union requests it. While it was previously allowed by some districts by their own choice, it is now required and the process of collective bargaining is written in the bill and enforced by the state. Senate Bill 213 is a massive education reform bill requiring near one billion dollars in increased spending on education. Included at the end are the amounts spent by public sector unions on lobbying for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013). Public sector unions spent over $277,000 on lobbying in this fiscal year. This number is small in comparison to some other industries (according to a recent report from Ethics Watch, oil and gas spent over $1.06 million on lobbying in the same period), but it isn’t atypically low. Public sector unions likely don’t need to lobby excessively for two reasons: they win favor with politicians with large campaign donations, and the majority of the public has no problem with them (unlike oil and gas companies, ranked the most disapproved-of industry by the most

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recent Gallup poll on the subject), so they have little reason to go directly to legislators during the session to influence the bills crafted. The lobbying figures for the Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) have also been included. PERA, while not technically a public sector union, serves the same people and has many similar goals to public sector unions, and their influence is strong. While public sector unions are not the most powerful players in Colorado state politics, they are certainly not to be overlooked. Not only do they spend considerable amounts of money to influence state politics (they spent over $800,000 in the 2012 cycle and over $2.7 million in the 2010 cycle), but it pays off. Bills such as Senate Bill 25 and Senate Bill 213 are very big victories for them, and with these and similar bills we can see the revenues of the unions (and, by consequence, their political contributions) increase. In order for the current minority party to win the Colorado Senate and restore balance to the Capitol, they will have to know what they are up against and how best to counter against it.

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO TARGETED SEATS FROM THEIR MOST RECENT ELECTION

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Gail Schwartz (D, SD-05) Contributions from Public Sector Unions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,250 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Jefferson County Education Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employees Unions: o AFSCME: $4,500 o SEIU SDC: $4,250 o Colorado WINS SDC: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $75 Total: $20,475 John Morse (D, SD-11) Contributions from Public Sector Unions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,250 o Pikes Peak Education Association: $2,125 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,500 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Jefferson County Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Springs Education Association: $900 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Firefighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 State and Local Government Employees Unions: o SEIU SDC: $4,250 o SEIU Local 105: $4,250 o Colorado WINS SDC: $2,400 o AFSCME:$2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $25 Total: $28,100

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Jeanne Nicholson (D, SD-16) Contributions from public sector unions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,250 o Jefferson County Education Association: $4,250 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $2,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 Firefighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o SEIU SDC: $4,250 o SEIU Local 105: $4,250 o Colorado WINS SDC: $2,400 o AFSCME: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $150 Total: $28,550 Cheri Jahn (D, SD-20) Contributions from public sector unions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $2,125 o Jefferson County Education Association: $2,125 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o SEIU Local 105: $4,000 o Colorado WINS SDC: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $150 Total: $11,400 Mike Daniels (D, Lost SD-22 Race) Contributions from public sector unions:  Received no contributions from public sector unions

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Lois Tochtrop (D, SD-24) Contributions from public sector unions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $2,125 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o District 12 Educators Association: $400 Firefighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $2,500 o Colorado WINS SDC: $1,200 o SEIU Local 105: $400 Private donations from public sector union employees: $25 Total: $11,650

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LIST OF PUBLIC SECTOR UNOINS WHO DONATED IN COLORADO 2012 STATE LEGISLATURE ELECTIONS

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TEACHERS UNIONS: Colorado Education Association: The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is the state chapter of the National Education Association (NEA). The CEA is a teachers union with over 40,000 members throughout Colorado. The annual dues for membership are $23. The CEA donated more money than any other teachers union in the 2012 election cycle with $146,825 in total political donations. In addition, they spent over $135,000 in lobbying for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. It was recently announced that the CEA has pledged $250,000 for the campaign to pass Initiative 22, a $950,000,000 tax increase for K-12 education. Colorado Federation of Teachers: The Colorado Federation of Teachers is the state chapter of the national American Federation of Teachers. They pledged $58,600 in the 2012 election cycle, $14,000 of which went to the Colorado Democratic Party and the rest went to individual candidates, all of which were Democrats. Jefferson County Education Association: The Jefferson County Education Association is a local unit of the CEA based in Jefferson County. In 2012 they gave over $27,000 to State House and State Senate races alone. Pueblo Education Association: The Pueblo Education Association is a local unit of the CEA based in Pueblo. They put a total of $19,500 into the 2012 election cycle. Denver Classroom Teacher Association: The Denver Classroom Teacher Association is affiliated with the CEA and the NEA serving almost 3,000 teachers in Denver public schools. In the 2012 election cycle they gave $5,000 to the Colorado Democratic Party and $12,500 to individual candidates, all representatives of the Democratic Party. Boulder Valley Education Association: The Boulder Valley Education Association is the official representative of teachers in the Boulder Valley School district. In 2012, they made $15,250 in political donations, all going towards Democrat candidates and causes. Brighton Education Association: The Brighton Education Association is a local unit of the CEA based in Brighton. Their 2012 election donations totaled at $10,825. Pikes Peak Education Association: The Pikes Peak Education Association is a local member of the CEA and the NEA representing teachers in the areas surrounding Pikes Peak. They gave $9,500 to State House and State Senate Candidates in the 2012 election, exclusively going to Democrat candidates.

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Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: The Saint Vrain Valley Education Association is a CEA and NEA affiliate based in Longmont, Colorado. Their 2012 donations total to $8,950, all given to Democrat candidates and causes. Poudre Education Association: The Poudre Education Association is a CEA and NEA local branch based in Fort Collins, Colorado. In the 2012 election cycle they donated $7,300 to Democrat candidates for State House, State Senate, and State Board of Education. Pueblo County Teachers Association: The Pueblo County Teachers Association represents educators from the Pueblo County school system. They gave $5,500 to Democratic candidates in 2012. District Twelve Educators Association: The District Twelve Educators Association is an affiliate of the CEA and the NEA based in the Adams 12 Five Star School District. They gave $3,800 in political donations in 2012. FIRE FIGHTERS UNIONS Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Colorado Professional Fire Fighters advocates for fire fighters throughout the state. They were the largest political contributor of any public sector union in 2012, giving $179,300 to Democratic candidates and causes. In addition, they spent $25,000 on lobbying in the 2012-2013 fiscal year and managed to get a bill passed that allowed collective bargaining for fire fighters unions. West Metro Fire Fighters Local 1309 West Metro Fire Fighters is a local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2012 they donated a total $6,500 to 3 candidates. Fire Fighters Local 3 Fire Fighters Local 3 is a local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters based in Pueblo, Colorado. They gave $4,500 to candidates in the 2012 election cycle. Littleton Fire Fighters Small Donor Committee: The Little Fire Fighters Small Donor Committee was set up by the fire fighters union in Littleton, Colorado to make political donations on behalf of the union. In 2012 they gave $4,500 to Linda Newell, a Democratic State Senator from Senate District 26 who was not up for re-election. South Metro Professional Fire Fighters Association: The South Metro Professional Fire Fighters Association, also known as the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2164, is the fire fighters union for Englewood, Colorado. In 2012, they gave $2,500 to Linda Newell.

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Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters: Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters, also known as International Association of Fire Fighters Local 5, represents fire fighters in the Colorado Springs area. They gave $2,200 to Daniel Kagan, a Democrat representative of House District 3. Thornton Professional Fire Fighters Local 2376: International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2376 represents fire fighters in the Thornton area. They gave $250 to Steve Lebsock, the Democrat representative of State House District 34. STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNIONS Colorado Wins SDC: Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions is a union that represents over 31,000 state employees. The Small Donor Committee allows them to make political contributions. They donated $83,480 across 48 candidates for Colorado State House and State Senate in 2012, 44 of which are now in office. AFSCME Council 76: The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 76 is the Denver, Colorado based state branch of the national union for government workers from the state level down. In 2012 they donated $57,000 to Democrat candidates for State House and State Senate. AFSCME: The national headquarters of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is based in Washington, D.C. They put $54,975 towards Democrats running for State House and State Senate in Colorado in 2012. Service Employees Local 105 The Service Employees Local 105 is the Denver-based branch of the Service Employees International Union with over 6,000 members representing health care and property service workers. They made $39,500 in political donations in 2012, $9,000 going to the Colorado Democratic Party and $30,500 going to Democratic candidates for State House and State Senate. Colorado Association of Public Employees Colorado Association of Public Employees represents public employees. They donated $6,000 to Democratic candidates in the 2012 election.

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COLORADO STATE HOUSE PUBLIC SECTOR UNION CONTRIBUTIONS 2012 ELECTION CYCLE

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House District 1: Jeanne Labuda (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Private donations from public sector union employees: $50 Total: $3,100

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 2: Mark Ferrandino (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCMF: $2,500 o AFSCMF Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $400 Private donations from public sector union employees: $25 Total: $10,925

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 3: Daniel Kagan (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o District Twelve Educators Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters: $2,200 o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,050 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $4,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $2,000 o Service Employees Local 105: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $50 Total: $22,700

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 5: Crisanta Duran (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $300 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $1,000 o AFSCME Council 76: $1,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Private donations from public sector union employees: $594 Total: $7,894

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 7: Angela Williams (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:    Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,500 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $1,500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Private donations from public sector union employees: $100 Total: $5,300

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 8: Elizabeth McCann (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Teachers Federation: $100 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $500 o AFSCME Council 76: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $2,200

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 9: Paul Rosenthal (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o ASFCME Council 76: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $7,550

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 10: Dickey L. Hullinghorst (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $400 Total: $8,250

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 11: Jonathan Singer (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o District Twelve Educators Association: $200 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $600 o AFSCME Council 76: $250 Total: $7,900

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

House District 12: Mike Foote (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $8,550

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 13: Claire Levy (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $500 o AFSCME Committee 76: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $2,300

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 17: Tony Exum (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Pikes Peak Education Association: $4,250 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $3,250 o AFSCME: $2,000 Total: $19,650

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 18: Sanford “Pete” Lee (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Pikes Peak Education Association: $4,250 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,050 o Colorado Springs Police Protective Association: $1,000 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $3,214 o Service Employees Local 105: $2,250 o AFSCME: $2,000 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $50 Total: $25,714

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 23: Max Tyler (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Jefferson County Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $2,000 o Pueblo Education Association: $2,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o West Metro Fire Fighters: $2,500 o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Service Employees Local 105: $3,250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $3,053 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $25 Total: $27,478 House District 24: Sue Schafer (D)  Teachers Unions: o Jefferson County Education Association: $2,500 o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $700 o AFSCME: $500 Total: $5,200

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Key Votes:   SB-025: E SB-213: Y

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House District 26: Diane Mitsch Bush (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employees: o AFSCME Council 76: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $8,100

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Key Votes:   SB-025: N SB-213: Y

House District 28: Brittany Pettersen (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Jefferson County Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,300 o Poudre Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $250 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o West Metro Fire Fighters: $1,500 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $4,250 o AFSCME: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $440 Total: $24,140

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 29: Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Jefferson County Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $250 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $4,682 o AFSCME: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $100 Total: $24,182

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 31: Joseph Salazar Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o District 12 Education Association: $400 o Mapleton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o Fraternal Order of Police Colorado State Lodge: $200 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Service Employees Local 105: $2,250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $600 o AFSCME Council 76: $500 Total: $9,600

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 32: Dominick Moreno (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $700 o AFSCME: $500 Private donations from public sector union employees: $445 Total: $7,395

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 33: Dianne Primavera (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $4,250 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,300 o Jefferson County Education Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o District Twelve Educators Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Service Employees Local 105: $2,250 o AFSCME: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $2,595 Private donations from public sector union employees: $995 Total: $25,040

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Key Votes:   SB-025: N SB-213: Y

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House District 34: Steve Lebsock (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Educators Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 o Thornton Professional Fire Fighters Local 2376: $250 o Fraternal Order of Police: $250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,100 o AFSCME: $1,000 Total: $8,500

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 35: Cherylin Peniston (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $3,250 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $4,403 o AFSCME Council 76: $1,500 o Service Employees Local 105: $500 Private donations from public sector union employees: $125 Total: $17,378

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 36: Su Ryden (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,200 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2,500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,200 o Colorado Association of Public Employees: $500 o Service Employees Local 105: $500 Total: $11,100

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 40: John Buckner (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $1,500 o Jefferson County Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 o Poudre Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $250 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $2,846 o Colorado Association of Public Employees: $2,250 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $935 Total: $21,181

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 42: Rhonda Fields (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police Small Donor Committee: $300 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Private donations from public sector union employees: $375 Total: $8,125

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y House District 46: Leroy M. Garcia (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Pueblo County Teachers Association: $2,250 o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Pueblo Education Association: $500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,000 o Fire Fighters Local 3: $2,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Private donations from public sector union employees: $75 Total: $10,625

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 50: Dave Young (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,200 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $4,256 o AFSCME Council 76: $4,000 o Service Employees Local 105: $2,250 Private donations from public sector union employees: $150 Total: $23,756

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

House District 52: Joann Ginal (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Poudre Education Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $3,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,200 o AFSCME: $500 Total: $8,350

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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House District 53: Randy Fischer (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Poudre Education Association: $300 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $500 o AFSCME: $250 Total: $3,650

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House District 59: Mike McLachlan (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $3,650 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 Total: $15,800

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House District 61: Millie Hamner (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Service Employees Local 105: $2,250 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $100 Total: $15,100

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House District 62: Edward Vigil (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:   Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $500 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $1,700

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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COLORADO STATE SENATE PUBLIC SECTOR UNION CONTRIBUTIONS 2012 ELECTION CYCLE

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Senate District 03: Angela Giron (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:   Fire Fighters and Police Unions o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 Total: $2,000

Key Votes:   Notes:  Not up for reelection in 2012. SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

Senate District 5: Gail Schwartz (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Service Employees Local 105: $4,250

Key Votes:   Notes:  Not up for reelection in 2012. SB-025: N SB-213: Y

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Senate District 14: John Kefalas (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $3,250 o Poudre Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,125 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $700 Private donations from public sector union employees: $200 Total: $9,775

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y Senate District 16: Jeanne Nicholson (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:   Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 Total: $2,000

Key Votes:   Notes:  Not up for re-election in 2012. SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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Senate District 17: Matt Jones (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $2,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $500 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1500 Private donations from public sector union employees: $40 Total: $10,540

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y Senate District 18: Rollie Heath (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $500 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $200 Total: $5,700

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Senate District 19: Evie Hudak (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Jefferson County Education Association: $4,399 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $3,000 o Poudre Education Association: $2,500 o Pikes Peak Education Association: $1,000 o Pueblo Education Association: $1,000 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $750 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $5,458 o Service Employees Local 105: $3,250 o AFSCME: $2,500 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $2,005 Total: $39,262

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Senate District 21: Jessie Ulibarri (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Educators Association: $200 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $100 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $1,000 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,200 Total: $5,700

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Senate District 22: Andy Kerr (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Jefferson County Education association: $4,322 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $2,000 o Pueblo Education Association: $2,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $1,500 o Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: $1,000 o Poudre Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Educators Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $2,200 o West Metro Fire Fighters: $1,500 o Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police: $250 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $4,500 o Colorado Association of Public Employees: $3,250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $3,086 Private donations from public sector union employees: $1,025 Total: $35,033

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Senate District 25: Mary Hodge (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,250 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 o District Twelve Education Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,250 State and Local Government Employee Union o Service Employees Local 105: $3,250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $2,900 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,500 o AFSCME: $2,000 Private donations from public sector union employees: $50 Total: $21,300

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Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y Senate District 26: Linda Newell (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $4,500 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $3,000 o Boulder Valley Education Association: $500 o Denver Classroom Teachers Association: $500 o Brighton Education Association: $400 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,500 o Littleton Firefighters Small Donor Committee: $4,500 o South Metro Professional Firefighters Association: $2,500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $5,750 o AFSCME Council 76: $2,000 o AFSCME: $1,500 o Service Employees Local 105: $1,000 Total: $30,650

Key Votes:   SB-025: Y SB-213: Y

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Senate District 28: Nancy Todd (D) Public Sector Union Contributions:  Teachers Unions: o Colorado Education Association: $3,300 o Colorado Federation of Teachers: $1,000 o Brighton Education Association: $200 o District Twelve Educators Association: $200 Fire Fighters and Police Unions: o Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: $4,500 State and Local Government Employee Unions: o AFSCME: $2,000 o Service Employees Local 105: $1,250 o Colorado Wins Small Donor Committee: $1,197 Private donations from public sector union employees: $50 Total: $13,697

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LAWMAKERS WHO DID NOT RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS

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Name Dan Pabon (D, HD-04) Lois Court (D, HD-06) Dan Nordberg (R, HD-14) Mark Waller (R, HD-15) Janak Joshi (R, HD-16) Amy Stephens (R, HD-19) Bob Gardner (R, HD-20) Lois Landgraf (R, HD-21) Justin Everett (R, HD-22) Cheri Gerou (R, HD-25) Libby Szabo (R, HD-27) Jenise May (D, HD-30) Spencer Swalm (R, HD-37) Kathleen Conti (R, HD-38) Polly Lawrence (R, HD-39) Frank McNulty (R, HD-43) Chris Holbert (R, HD-44) Carole Murray (R, HD-45) Clarice Navarro (R, HD-47) Stephen Humphrey (R, HD-48) Perry Buck (R, HD-49) Brian DelGrosso (R, HD-51) Jared Wright (R, HD-54) Ray Scott (R, HD-55) Kevin Priola (R, HD-56) Bob Rankin (R, HD-57)

SB-025 Y N N N N N N N N N N Y N N N E N N N N N N N N N N

SB-213 Y Y N N N N N N N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N

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Name Don Coram (R, HD-58) James D. Wilson (R, HD-60) Lori Saine (R, HD-63) Timothy Dore (R, HD-64) Jerry Sonnenberg (R, HD-65) Greg Brophy (R, SD-01) Kevin Grantham (R, SD-02) Mark Scheffel (R, SD-04) Ellen Roberts (R, SD-06) Steve King (R, SD-07) Randy Baumgartner (R, SD-08) Kent Lambert (R, SD-09) Owen Hill (R, SD-10) John Morse (D, SD-11) Bill Cadman (R, SD-12) Scott Renfroe (R, SD-13) Kevin Lundberg (R, SD-15) Cheri Jahn (D, SD-20) Vicki Marble (R, SD-23) Lois Tochtrop (D, SD-24) David Balmer (R, SD-27) Ted Harvey (R, SD-30) Pat Steadman (R, SD-31) Irene Aguilar (D, SD-32) Michael Johnston (D, SD-33) Lucia Guzman (D, SD-34) Larry Crowder (R, SD-35)

SB-025 N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N

SB-213 N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N

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UNION SUPPORT SUCCESS RATES

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Teachers Unions  Colorado Education Association: o Winners: 44 o Losers: 9 o Success Rate: 83 % o $ To Winners: $107,300 o $ To Losers: $20,000 o $ Success Rate: 84.3% Colorado Federation of Teachers: o Winners: 41 o Losers: 6 o Success Rate: 87.2% o $ To Winners: $40,800 o $ To Losers: $2,800 o $ Success Rate: 93.6% Jefferson County Education Association: o Winners: 8 o Losers: 2 o Success Rate: 80% o $ To Winners: $26,721 o $ To Losers: $500 o $ Success Rate: 98.2% Pueblo Education Association: o Winners: 4 o Losers: 2 o Success Rate: 66.7% o $ To Winners: $5,500 o $ To Losers: $9,000 o $ Success Rate: 37.9% Denver Classroom Teachers Association: o Winners: 11 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 91.7% o $ To Winners: $12,000 o $ To Losers: $500 o % Success Rate: 96% Boulder Valley Education Association: o Winners: 15 o Losers: 2 o Success Rate: 88.2% o $ To Winners: $13,250 o $ To Losers: $1,250 o $ Success Rate: 91.4%

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Brighton Education Association: o Winners: 26 o Losers: 2 o Success Rate: 92.9% o $ To Winners: $9,000 o $ To Losers: $800 o $ Success Rate: 91.8% Pikes Peak Education Association: o Winners: 3 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $9,500 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Saint Vrain Valley Education Association: o Winners: 9 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 90% o $ To Winners: $8,000 o $ To Losers: $500 o $ Success Rate: 94.1% Poudre Education Association: o Winners: 7 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $6,300 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Pueblo County Teachers Association: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 50% o $ To Winners: $2,250 o $ To Losers: $3,250 o $ Success Rate: 40.9% District Twelve Educators Association: o Winners: 14 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 93.3% o $ To Winners: $3,200 o $ To Losers: $200 o $ Success Rate: 94.1%

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Mesa Valley Education Association: o Winners: 0 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 0% o $ To Winners: $0 o $ To Losers: $1,000 o $ Success Rate: 0% District 12 Education Association: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $400 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Mapleton Education Association: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $400 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100%

Total $ To Winners: $244,621 Total $ To Losers: $39,800 Total $ Success Rate: 86% Fire Fighters Unions  Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: o Winners: 41 o Losers: 6 o Success Rate: 87.2% o $ To Winners: $138,325 o $ To Losers: $18,750 o $ Success Rate: 88.1% West Metro Fire Fighters: o Winners: 3 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $5,500 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100%

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Fire Fighters Local 3: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 1 o Success Rate: 50% o $ To Winners: $2,000 o $ To Losers: $2,500 o $ Success Rate: 44.4% Littleton Fire Fighters SDC: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $4,500 o $ To Losers: 0 o $ Success Rate: 100% South Metro Professional Firefighters Association: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $2,500 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $2,200 o $ To Losers: 0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Thornton Professional Fire Fighters Local 2376: o Winners: 1 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $250 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100%

Total $ To Winners: $155,275 Total $ To Losers: $21,250 Total $ Success Rate: 87.9%

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State & Local Government Employee Unions  Colorado Wins SDC o Winners: 44 o Losers: 4 o Success Rate: 91.7% o $ To Winners: $72,090 o $ To Losers: $11,390 o $ Success Rate: 86.4% AFSCME Council 76 o Winners: 29 o Losers: 4 o Success Rate: 87.9% o $ To Winners: $47,750 o $ To Losers: $9,250 o $ Success Rate: 83.8% AFSCME o Winners: 23 o Losers: 2 o Success Rate: 92% o $ To Winners: $36,750 o $ To Losers: $4,000 o $ Success Rate: 90.2% Service Employees Local 105 o Winners: 13 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $26,250 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100% Colorado Association of Public Employees: o Winners: 4 o Losers: 0 o Success Rate: 100% o $ To Winners: $6,000 o $ To Losers: $0 o $ Success Rate: 100%

Total $ To Winners: $188,840 Total $ To Losers: $24,640 Total $ Success Rate: 88.5%

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Overall Success Rate: Total $ To Winners: $588,736 Total $ To Losers: $85,690 Total $ Success Rate: 87.3% Note: Numbers do not include contributions made to State Senators not up for election in 2012.

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LOBBYING BY PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS FISCAL YEAR 2013

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Colorado Education Association Lobbyists, 2011-2013:  Lynne Garramone Mason o Income directly from CEA:  July 2012: $4,014.87  August 2012: $4,014.87  September 2012: $4,014.87  October 2012: $4,014.87  November 2012: $4,014.87  December 2012: $4,014.87  January 2013: $4,014.87  February 2013: $4,014.87  March 2013: $4,014.87  April 2013: $4,014.87  May 2013: $4,014.87  June 2013: $4,014.87 Anthony Salazar o Income directly from CEA:  July 2012: $500  August 2012: $500  September 2012: $500  October 2012: $500  November 2012: $500  December 2012: $500  January 2013: $500  February 2013: $500  March 2013: $500  April 2013: $500  May 2013: $500  June 2013: $500 Karen Wick o Income directly from CEA:  July 2012: $3,216.33  August 2012: $3,216.33  September 2012: $3,216.33  October 2012: $3,216.33  November 2012: $3,216.33  December 2012: $3,216.33  January 2013: $3,216.33  February 2013: $3,216.33  March 2013: $3,216.33  April 2013: $3,216.33  May 2013: $3,216.33  June 2013: $3,216.33

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Julie Whitacre o Income directly from CEA:  July 2012: $3,615  August 2012: $3,615  September 2012: $3,615  October 2012: $3,615  November 2012: $3,615  December 2012: $3,615  January 2013: $3,615  February 2013: $3,615  March 2013: $3,615  April 2013: $3,615  May 2013: $3,615  June 2013: $3,615 Bradley Bartels o Income directly from CEA:  July 2012: $1,000  August 2012: $1,000  September 2012: $1,000  October 2012: $1,000  November 2012: $1,000  December 2012: $1,000  January 2013: $1,000  February 2013: $1,000  March 2013: $1,000  April 2013: $1,000  May 2013: $1,000  June 2013: $1,000 CEA Lobbying Totals 2012-2013: $148,154.40

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Lobbyists for the Colorado Federation of Teachers, 2011-2013  Charles Malick o Income directly from CFT:  July 2012: $1,250  August 2012: $1,100  September 2012: $1,250  October 2012: $1,250  November 2012: $1,250  December 2012: $1,500  January 2013: $1,500  February 2013: $875  March 2013: $1,150  April 2013: $1,200  May 2013: $1,200  June 2013: $1,200 CFT Lobbying total: $14,725

Lobbyists for Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, 2011-2013  Stephen Clapham o Income directly from CPFF:  January 2013: $2,500  February 2013: $2,500  March 2013: $2,500  April 2013: $2,500  May 2013: $2,500 Dennis Eulberg o Income directly from CPFF:  January 2013: $2,500  February 2013: $2,500  March 2013: $2,500  April 2013: $2,500  May 2013: $2,500  June 2013: $2,500 CPFF Lobbying Totals: $30,000

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Colorado WINS Lobbying 2011-2013  Headwaters Strategies o Lobbyists:  Adam Eichberg  William Coyne o Income directly from Colorado WINS  July 2012: $5,000  August 2012: $5,000  September 2012: $5,000  October 2012: $5,000  November 2012: $5,000  December 2012: $5,000  January 2013: $5,000  February 2013: $5,000  March 2013: $5,000  April 2013: $5,000  May 2013: $5,000  June 2013: $5,000 Colorado WINS Lobbying Totals: $55,000

Public Employees Retirement Association Lobbying 2011-2013  5280 Strategies Inc o Income directly from PERA:  July 2012: $4,166.66  August 2012: $4,166.66  September 2012: $0  October 2012: $9,166.66  November 2012: $9,166.66  December 2012: $4,583.33  January 2013: $4,588.33  February 2013: $4,583.33  March 2013: $4,588.33  April 2013: $4,583.33  May 2013: $4,583.33  June 2013: $4588.33

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Lombard & Clayton Inc o Income directly from PERA:  July 2012: $3,500  August 2012: $3,500  September 2012: $3,500  October 2012: $4,583.33  November 2012: $4,583.33  December 2012: $4,583.33  January 2013: $4,583.33  February 2013: $4,583.33  March 2013: $4,583.00  April 2013: $4,583.00  May 2013: $4,583.00  June 2013: $7,583.00 Steve Adams o Income directly from PERA:  February 2012: $2,500  March 2012: $2,500  April 2012: $2,500  May 2012: $2,500  June 2012: $2,500 Mary Alice Mandarich o Income directly from PERA:  July 2012: $4,166.66  August 2012: $4,166.66  September 2012: $0  October 2012: $9166.66  November 2012: $4,583.33  December 2012: $4,583.33  January 2013: $4,583.33  February 2013: $4,583.33  March 2013: $4,583.33  April 2013: $4,583.33  May 2013: $4,583.33  June 2013: $4,583.33

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Roberta Kirscht Robinette INC/DBA RKR Consulting o Income directly from PERA:  July 2012: $7717.50  August 2012: $7717.50  September 2012: $0  October 2012: $9166.66  November 2012: $4,583.33  December 2012: $4,583.33  January 2013: $4,583.33  February 2013: $4,583.33  March 2013: $4,583.33  April 2013: $4,583.33  May 2013: $4,583.33  June 2013: $4,583.33 PERA Lobbying Totals: $241,448.52 Note: PERA identified two bills from the last session (SB13-055 and HB13-1040) as “Bills Impacting Colorado PERA.” Both were indefinitely postponed in committee. (All this information is according to PERA’s May 2013 Legislative Wrap -Up, which is accessible at https://www.copera.org/pdf/Legislation/2013/LegWrapUp%205-13.pdf).

AFSCME Lobbying 2012-2013  Sean Hinga o Direct income from AFSCME:  December 2012: $500  January 2013: $5,000  February 2013: $5,000  March 2013: $5,000  April 2013: $5,000  May 2013: $2,500 Total: $27,500

Service Employees International Union Lobbying 2012-2013  Lauren Martens: o Direct income from SEIU:  January 2013: $375  February 2013: $50  March 2013: $475  April 2013: $1,450  May 2013: $225 Total: $2,575

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Notes  All information about political donations was taken from followthemoney.org, a website run by the National Institute on Money in State Politics. All numbers are from the 2012 election cycle (donations made in the calendar years of 2011 and 2012) and the 2010 election cycle (donations made in the calendar years of 2009 and 2010). All figures about lobbying costs came from the Colorado Secretary of State website’s Online Lobbyist System (http://www.sos.state.co.us/lobby/Home.do). The numbers include money spent on lobbying for Fiscal Year 2013 (beginning July 2012 and ending June 2013). All information about votes came from the Colorado General Assembly website (http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013A/cslFrontPages.nsf/HomeSplash?OpenForm). The Gallup poll cited, titled Americans Rate Computer Industry Best, Oil and Gas Worst , was released on August 12, 2012, and can be found at http://www.gallup.com/poll/156713/americans-rate-computer-industry-best-oil-gas-worst.aspx The Ethics Watch cited, Spend, Baby, Spend: How Oil and Gas Controls Colorado was released by Ethics Watch on May 30, 2013, and can be found at http://www.coloradoforethics.org/co-legal/entry/ethics-watch-reveals-lobbying-influence-ofcolorados-oil-gas-industry.

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Methodology Campaign Contributions I began my search by going to followthemoney.org, National Overview, Colorado 2012. Under “Election Summary” I looked both at the House and Senate figures separately. Used the “Election Status” filter and entered “won” to only look at those candidates who are now in the state legislature. I went to each candidate’s page and used “Table 3: Contributions” to narrow my search; I selected “Public Sector Unions” under the “Labor” section and clicked “View Selected Contributions.” I clicked “Summarize by Contributor” at the top of the page to more easily record the total amount s spend by each organization. The contributions were recorded, organized first by size of the contribution, then alphabetically by the name of the contributing organization. All contributions from individuals who listed a public sector union as their employer were aggregated into one contributor. Lobbying Figures The lobbying figures were found by using the Colorado Secretary of State Website’s Online Lobbyist System (http://www.sos.state.co.us/lobby/Home.do). I would Search by Principal to search all the public sector unions that donated in the 2012 election cycle, from the list I complied in my previous search. I looked at the disclosure reports for the months of July 2012 through June 2013 (Fiscal Year 2013) for every individual lobbyist and lobbying firm listed under each principle and recorded the amount paid by the organization in question for each month. This was done for all public sector unions found to have lobbied during this period; some did not have lobbyists, and are therefore not listed.

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