Beth Martinez Humenik

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Beth Martinez Humenik
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Speaking in 2018.
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 7, 2015 – January 4, 2019
Preceded byLois Tochtrop
Succeeded byFaith Winter
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceThornton, Colorado
Alma materColorado State University
OccupationEducator

Beth Martinez Humenik is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Colorado. She served one term in the Colorado State Senate from 2015 to early 2019, representing District 24, which includes parts of Adams County.

Early life and education[edit]

A fourth-generation Coloradoan, Martinez Humenik grew up in Fort Collins and has lived in Thornton since 1997. She received a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Colorado State University.[1]

Career[edit]

Marinez Humenik was formerly an adjunct instructor and substitute teacher.[1]

Political career[edit]

Thorton City Council[edit]

Marinez Humenik was a member of the Thornton City Council from 2007 to 2015.[2]

Martinez Humenik unsuccessfully ran for the state House in 2012, losing to Democrat Joe Salazar.[3]

Colorado State Senate[edit]

Martinez Humenik was elected to the Colorado State Senate from District 24 in 2014. Martinez Humenik ran uncontested in the Republican primary election. She defeated Democrat Judy Solano in the general election, receiving 26,164 votes to Solano's 25,268 votes.[4] The distinct encompasses parts of Adams County,[4] specifically Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton.[5]

In the Senate, Martinez Humenik is chair of the Health & Human Services committee and Local Government committee, and is vice chair of the Joint Technology Committee and Statutory Revision Committee.[6] Martinez Humenik is considered fairly moderate by the standards of Colorado Republicans;[5] in 2015, Martinez Humenik broke with the Republicans to defeat a key anti-abortion bill, joining Democrats in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in voting against the legislation.[7] The vote earned Martinez Humerik the enmity of Colorado anti-abortion activists.[8]

Martinez Humenik was a member of the executive committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commissioners: Beth Martinez Humenik, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
  2. ^ Colorado Senate District 24 candidate Q&A, Denver Post (October 10, 2018).
  3. ^ Marianne Goodland, The maverick and the reformer: Sandgren v. Salazar, Colorado Independent (June 27, 2016).
  4. ^ a b 2014 Abstract of Votes Cast, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Colorado.
  5. ^ a b Andrew Kenney, Colorado's political future comes down to five Senate districts, and money is rushing in, Denver Post (September 27, 2018).
  6. ^ Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (official biography), Colorado General Assembly.
  7. ^ John Frank, GOP lawmaker breaks ranks to reject abortion bill, Denver Post (April 20, 2018).
  8. ^ Jason Salzman, Anti-abortion organization continues to attack state Senator, Colorado Times-Recorder (March 15, 2018).
  9. ^ Executive Committee, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

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