Mark Waller (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mark Waller
Mark Waller Official photo.JPG
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 7, 2009[1] – January 2015
Preceded byDouglas Bruce
Succeeded byGordon Klingenschmitt
Personal details
Macomb, Illinois[2]
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceColorado Springs, Colorado
Alma materUniversity of Denver
University of North Dakota
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Mark Waller (born 1969) is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2008, Waller represented House District 15, which encompasses portions of northeastern Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

Mark Waller defeated incumbent Rep. Douglas Bruce in the contested Republican primary in August, taking 52 percent of votes cast.[4]

Waller faced Democrat Leslie Maksimowicz in the November 2008 general election. Waller's candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post and the Colorado Springs Independent, [5] and he won election to the legislature with 66 percent of votes cast.[6]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 legislative session, Waller was named to seats on the House Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.[7]

Waller plans on sponsoring legislation to require disclosure on clothes collection bins operated by for-profit companies, to include a new derivative of methamphetamine to Colorado's list of banned drugs, and to exclude dry-ice bombs from a felony list of explosives, and to allow homeschooled students to enroll in college classes.[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 Waller faced Libertarian challenger Larry Reedy. Waller was reelected by a margin of 73% to 15% with other third-party candidates garnering the remainder of the vote.[9][10]


  1. ^ "House Journal - January 7, 2009" (pdf). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ a b "About Me". Mark Waller For HD 15. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  3. ^ "State House District 15". COMaps. Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  4. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-04-13.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  6. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-12-04.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "House Republican Committee Assignments Announced" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 18 November 2008. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ Toda, Dean (2 January 2009). "Freshman lawmaker does his best to grasp his homework". Colorado Springs Gazette. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  9. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2017-03-14.
  10. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post".

External links[edit]