Larry Liston

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Larry Liston
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Liston in 2008
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 16th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Preceded by Janak Joshi
In office
January 12, 2005 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Bill Sinclair
Succeeded by Janak Joshi
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 64–65)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Liston
Children Katarina
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Alma mater Colorado State University
Occupation Financial Consultant
Religion Presbyterian

Larry Liston (born 1952) is a Colorado legislator. A Republican, Liston first served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing House District 16 from January 2005 to January 2013. Elected to the same house seat in the 2016 general election, Liston was sworn in again in January, 2017.[1]

Biography[edit]

Liston has lived in Colorado Springs since 1967 and HD #16 for over 30 years. He graduated from Wasson High School in 1970. In 1975, he graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and a minor in Political Science. Since 1977, Larry has worked as a Financial Consultant with RBC Dain Rauscher in Colorado Springs. He is now First Vice President of the firm.

Larry is married to his wife, Mary Ann, an attorney. Their have a daughter, Katarina. Larry is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. In his spare time, Larry enjoys golf, hiking, skiing and a good book on history.

Larry has been active in Colorado Springs. He has been an active member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Colorado Springs since 1985. He served four years on the El Paso County Highway Advisory Committee. From 2000 to 2003, Larry served on the Board of directors of the American Red Cross, Pikes Peak Chapter.

Larry has been a leader in local, state and national Republican politics. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Republican Leadership Program in 1989 and the Campaign Management School of the Leadership institute in 1999. Larry serves as a Pct. Committee person and has been the Chairman of HD # 16 since 1997. In 1998 and 2002, Larry served as a county chairman for Gov. Bill Owens. In 2000, he Co-chaired the local campaign for President George Bush and was elected as a delegate for President Bush to the Republican National Convention and in 2001 was recognized as the Republican of the year by the leadership of El Paso County. Larry was elected statewide as the Vice Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and served from 2001-03. He has served on the executive committee of the local party for several years.

Political career[edit]

2008 legislative session[edit]

Representative Liston was prime sponsor for five measures in the House in addition to being co-prime sponsor for several measures originating in the State Senate.

2012 primary election[edit]

Liston was defeated in a Republican party primary fight by Owen Hill.[2][3][4]

2016 election[edit]

In 2016, Liston ran for office again after not holding office since early 2013. In the Republican primary, he beat incumbent Janak Joshi, winning 60.87% of the vote to Joshi's 39.13%. In the general election, Liston beat his Democratic opponent, winning 71.87% of the votes cast.[5]

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