Carole Murray

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Carole Murray
Carole Murray.jpg
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 45th district
In office
January 7, 2009[1] – January 7, 2015
Preceded by Victor Mitchell
Succeeded by Patrick Neville
Personal details
Political party Republican

Carole Murray is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2008, Murray represented House District 45, which encompassed Teller County and southern Douglas County, Colorado.[2]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

Carole Murray defeated Mark Sievers in the contested Republican primary in August, taking 63 percent of votes cast.[3]

Murray faced Democrat Holly Gorman, whose candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post, in the November 2008 general election.[4] Murray, however, won the election with 67 percent of the popular vote.[5]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 legislative session, Murray was named to seats on the House Education Committee and the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, where she was the ranking Republican member.[6]

Murray sponsored legislation to curtail sexting by extending child pornography and luring laws to apply to activity over cell phones.[7] Murray also introduced a bill to allow counties to conduct primary elections via mail ballots.[8]

2010 legislative session[edit]

2010 election[edit]

2011 legislative session[edit]

2012 legislative session[edit]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative Murray faced Democratic challenger Tony Stoughton. Murray was reelected by a wide margin of 67% to 29%.[9][10]


  1. ^ "House Journal - January 7, 2009" (pdf). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "State House District 45". COMaps. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ Editorial Board (17 October 2008). "Post's picks in Colorado's House of Representatives". Denver Post. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "House Republican Committee Assignments Announced" (Press release). Colorado House Republicans. 18 November 2008. 
  7. ^ Haythorn, Russell (16 January 2009). "Lawmakers Try To Curtail 'Sexting'". Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  8. ^ Bartels, Lynn (22 January 2009). "Bill to require photo ID when voting fails". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  9. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". 
  10. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post". 

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