Joann Ginal

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Joann Ginal
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Ginal in 2018.
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded byJohn Kefalas
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceFort Collins, Colorado

Joann Ginal is an American politician who was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. A member of the Colorado Democratic Party, she represents the 52nd District[1] which encompasses the eastern half of Fort Collins, Colorado.[2]

Biography[edit]

Ginal earned her B.S. in Biology from University of New Hampshire, her Masters in Zoology from Iowa State University, and her Ph.D. in Reproductive Endocrinology from Colorado State University in 1997.[3]

Ginal worked in the biological and medical fields for more than 20 years as a scientist with a focus in pharmacology, in research and most recently as a medical science liaison in medical affairs. She is a Master Naturalist with the city of Fort Collins.[3]

Ginal is openly lesbian, and will be one of six LGBT members of the Colorado House of Representatives alongside Mark Ferrandino, Dominick Moreno, Paul Rosenthal and Sue Schafer.[1]

Political Campaigns[edit]

Ginal's first run for political office was for the Colorado State House, District 52, in 2012.

2014 Election[edit]

General Election[edit]

In the 2014 General Election, Ginal faced Republican Donna Walter. Ginal was elected with 55% of the vote.[4]


U.S. General Election 2014: Colorado HD-52
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joann Ginal 19,403 55.16%
Republican Donna Walter 15,774 44.84%

2012 Election[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Ginal was unopposed on the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary ballot. Her Democratic primary opponent, Tom Griggs, was disqualified from nomination after Ginal won over 90% of the vote at the HD-52 Democratic nominating assembly.[5][6]

General Election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Ginal faced Republican Bob Morain. Ginal was elected with 56% of the vote.[7][8]


U.S. General Election 2012: Colorado HD-52
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joann Ginal 24,841 56.10%
Republican Bob Morain 19,442 43.90%

Legislative career[edit]

70th Colorado General Assembly[edit]

Committee membership (2015-2016):

  • Health, Insurance and Environment
  • Public Health and Human Services
  • Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources

69th Colorado General Assembly[edit]

Committee membership (2013-2014):

  • Health, Insurance & Environment
  • Local Government
  • Transportation and Energy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colorado House Democrats pick Ferrandino for speaker, historic first for gays". Denver Post, November 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "State House District 52". COMaps. Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  3. ^ a b Facebook.com: Joann Ginal for Colorado
  4. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State".
  5. ^ "Joann Ginal". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  6. ^ MST. ""Joann Ginal Wins Assembly Nomination; Clears HD-52 Primary Field," Coloradopols.com; 3/12/2012". Coloradopols.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  7. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State".
  8. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post".

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