Beth McCann

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Beth McCann
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
January 7, 2009
Preceded by Rosemary Marshall[1]
Personal details
Born (1949-02-10) February 10, 1949 (age 66)
Radford, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Christopher Linsmayer
Children Chris
Residence Denver, Colorado
Alma mater Georgetown University Law Center
Wittenberg University
Occupation Attorney
Religion Presbyterian

Beth McCann (born February 10, 1949) is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2008, she represents House District 8, which encompasses portions of central Denver, Colorado.[2]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

McCann campaigning for election in 2008.

Beth McCann defeated Matt Bergles and Cindy Lowery in the contested Democratic primary in August, taking 49 percent of votes cast.[3]

McCann faced no opposition in the November 2008 general election. Her candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post. [4]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 legislative session, McCann was named to seats on the House Appropriations Committee, the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, and was tapped to be vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee.[5]

McCann sponsored legislation to limit the number of dogs owned by commercial dog breeders to 25 and to require annual veterinary exams for breeding dogs.[6]

2010 legislative session[edit]

2010 election[edit]

2011 legislative session[edit]

2012 legislative session[edit]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative McCann faced Republican challenger Alan Johnson. McCann was elected by a wide margin of 83% to 13%.[7][8]


  1. ^ "House Journal - January 7, 2009" (PDF). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "State House District 8". COMaps. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  5. ^ "House Democrats Unveil 2009 Committee Chairs & Assignments" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 18 November 2008. 
  6. ^ Staff Reports (23 January 2009). "New Colorado bill would mandate annual veterinary examinations for breeding dogs". DVM Newsmagazine. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  7. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". 
  8. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post". 

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