Jonathan Singer (politician)

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Jonathan Singer
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 11th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 27, 2012
Preceded by Deb Gardner
Personal details
Born (1979-09-13) September 13, 1979 (age 34)
Political party Democratic
Residence Longmont, Colorado
Alma mater Colorado State University
Profession Social worker
Religion Jewish
Website singerforcolorado.org

Jonathan Singer (Born September 13, 1979) is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1] He was appointed in January 2012 as a Democrat to fill the vacancy in House District 11,[2] which includes most of Longmont, as well as Northwest Boulder, part of Niwot and part of Gunbarrel. He resides in Longmont.

Biography[edit]

Education and career before election[edit]

Singer graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology and Social Work, and in 2002 earned a Master's degree in Social Work also from CSU. He worked for the Denver Office of Economic Development, and following that as a social worker in child protections for Boulder County.[3] He also serves on the Longmont Planning and Zoning Commission.[4] His political activities prior to joining the Colorado General Assembly include serving as President of the Longmont Area Democrats.

Legislative career[edit]

In November 2011, Singer announced his candidacy for the House District 11 seat after incumbent Rep. Deb Gardner announced her intention not to run for re-election.[5] In January 2012, Rep. Gardner vacated the House seat to take an open seat on the Boulder County Commission. On January 21, 2012, Singer was elected by 45-5 vote of a vacancy committee of the Boulder County Democratic Party to fill the house seat,[2] and was sworn in on January 27.[6] In the House, he serves on the Economic and Business Development Committee.

2012 legislative session[edit]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative Singer faced Republican challenger Ellyn Hilliard. Singer was reelected by a margin of 57% to 43%.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colorado General Assembly - Representative Jonathan Singer". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Jonathan Singer wins Democratic committee's nod for Colorado House seat". Longmont Times-Call. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Singer for Colorado House District 11: About Jonathan Singer". Singer for Colorado. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Longmont, CO". City of Longmont. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan Singer announces HD 11 candidacy". Longmont Times-Call. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Longmont's Jonathan Singer sworn in, takes Colorado House seat". Longmont Times-Call. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". 
  8. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post".