Ted Harvey

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Ted Harvey
Sen. Ted Harvey (5622979236).jpg
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 30th district
In office
2007 – January 7, 2015
Preceded by John Evans
Succeeded by Chris Holbert
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
2001–2006
Succeeded by Frank McNulty
Personal details
Born Apple Valley, CA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janie
Profession Consultant

Ted Harvey is a former state legislator from Colorado. In 2001, Harvey was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican, representing the 43rd House District. Elected in 2006 to the Colorado Senate, he represented Senate District 30, which encompasses Northern Douglas County—Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Roxborough Park.

Biography and Early Career[edit]

Ted Harvey was raised in Colorado Springs where he attended Air Academy Junior High and High School.[1] He completed his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver's Graduate School of Public Affairs.[1]

At the age of 22, Harvey received a political appointment to serve as a staffer in the Reagan White House.[1] After this assignment, he secured a staff position in the Colorado House of Representatives as the House Reading Clerk. He later became the Program Director at the Independence Institute, a libertarian Colorado think tank, and served as the District Office Manager for Congressman Joel Hefley.

Ted Harvey is an avid runner, hiker and outdoorsman. He has climbed many of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks and has run the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on four different occasions. He trains regularly throughout the open spaces of Douglas County and our national forests.

Legislative career[edit]

2002 Election[edit]

In late December 2001 Harvey was selected to fill a vacancy in the Colorado House of Representatives. He was sworn into office in January 2002.

For the 2002 legislative session, Harvey was appointed to serve on the Business Affairs & Labor; Information & Technology Committees

Harvey was re-elected to the Colorado House in 2002.

For the 2003/2004 General Assembly, Harvey was appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Livestock & Natural Resources, Chairman of the Capital Development and as a member of the Business Affairs & Labor Committee

2004 Election[edit]

Harvey was re-elected to the Colorado House in 2004

For the 2005 session, Harvey was appointed to serve on the Agriculture Livestock & Natural Resources; and the Judiciary Committee. In 2006 he was appointed to Agriculture Livestock & Natural Resources; Finance

2006 Election[edit]

In 2006, Harvey was elected to Senate District 30, defeating his Democratic opponent Shelly Tokerud with 62.7% of the vote.[2]

Congressional Campaign[edit]

In early 2008, Harvey announced his candidacy for the CD-6 Congressional race in Colorado. After an aggressive grassroots campaign showed swelling support ahead of the CD-6 Republican Assembly, two main contenders for the party nomination selected to not participate in the Assembly. This left a run-off between Harvey and State Senator Steve Ward. Harvey won the Republican nomination with 55 percent of the Assembly votes.

Harvey's campaign struggled to gain momentum after the District Assembly, and he ultimately finished third in the Republican primary vote in August 2008,[3] with 14 percent of the total vote, finishing behind Wil Armstrong and Mike Coffman, the ultimate successor.

2010 Legislative Session[edit]

For the 2010 legislative session, Harvey was appointed to serve on the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee; the Appropriations Committee; and the Business, Labor, and Technology Committee.

2010 Election[edit]

In 2010 Harvey sought re-election to the Senate. He faced no opposition in the primaries, and defeated his Democratic opponent Katherine Facchinello with 67% of the vote.[4]

2011 Legislative Session[edit]

For the 2011 legislative session, Senator Harvey was appointed to serve on the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee; the Appropriations Committee; and the Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. He was the ranking Republican member on the Appropriations and Business, Labor, and Technology Committees.

In 2011, Senator Harvey's major focus regarding legislation was working to maintain the integrity of the Colorado electoral process. He sponsored several bills that sought to do this, such as SB11-018,[5] SB11-057,[6] and HB11-1003.[7]

These measures would have required proof of citizenship to vote in Colorado elections, and defined what type of identification qualified for election-related purposes.

2012 Legislative Session[edit]

2013 Legislative Session[edit]

For the 2013 legislative session, Senator Harvey was appointed to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee; the Appropriations Committee, and the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.

Legislative Highlights[edit]

Harvey Falsely Accused of Mortgage Fraud[edit]

March 3, 2010--"Nonexistent inquiry" announced to press by Erin Toll, Director of Colorado Division of Real Estate [1]

March 5, 2010—Executive Director of DORA Barbara Kelly Issues Statement:

Kelly states, Harvey has “not been and is not now the subject of any investigation,” by the real estate division.

Some of Kelley’s harshest statements were reserved for Erin Toll, Director of Colorado Division of Real Estate:

Kelley wrote that the basis for Toll's investigating Harvey was “determined to be factually inaccurate; demonstrated poor professional judgment; and was a release of information (true or false) that possibly violated the Department’s Media Policy.” Kelley said that Harvey has “not been and is not now the subject of any investigation,” by the real estate division.

Kelley went on to write that Toll showed a “conflict of interest” regarding Harvey, “as well as creating the risk for damaged credibility of the Division of Real Estate” and DORA.

“This is particularly significant in light of very specific information by the Division of Real Estate to federal authorities wherein the stated subject of the complaint was not Senator Harvey. As such, the directive to issue an official Division statement on the matter was well within the authority of the Executive Director, and was a reasonable effort to control the potential ramifications and consequences of the original statement made by Ms. Toll.” [2]

March 16, 2010—Erin toll put on paid leave [3]

March 30, 2010 Colorado Attorney General asks for dismissal of Erin Toll's whistle blower complaint [4]

April 29, 2010 Executive Director of DORA Barbara Kelly denied six requests from Toll

[www.denverrealestatewatch.com/2010/04/30/erin-toll-trades-jabs-with-dora-boss/]

April 29, 2010—Toll loses whistle blower complaint [5]

May 3, 2010—Open Record request by the Denver Post shows investigation started the day after a clash between Senator Harvey and Erin Toll, head of Colorado’s Real Estate Division during a committee hearing in which Senator Harvey amended a bill proposed by the Division of Real Estate.

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May 13, 2010—Denver Post—Winners and Losers of 2010 Legislative session— Loser--"Erin Toll: The state's top real estate chief said she launched an investigation into Sen. Ted Harvey and his employer right after the lawmaker ticked her off in committee. In announcing the nonexistent inquiry, Toll landed herself in the hot seat and a decade-long regulatory career was put in jeopardy." [7]

June 3, 2010—Erin Toll resigns, gets $55,000 in settlement / Settlement costs taxpayers [8]

November 9, 2010—Senator Ted Harvey re-elected to the Colorado Senate with 67.1% of the vote. [9]

Stop Hillary PAC/Committee to Defend the President, Honorary Chairman and Spokesperson[edit]

The Stop Hillary PAC is a Carey Committee, also known as a hybrid PAC, established in 2013. The PAC's honorary chairman is former Colorado state Senator Ted Harvey (R). The committee's aim was to oppose Hillary Clinton in her bid for the 2016 presidential elections. The group was active in airing ads portraying Clinton in the context of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. [10]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ted Harvey preaches conservative gospel". Rocky Mountain News. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Ted Harvey Ballotpedia". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 11 Oct 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coffman wins 'a positive campaign'". Rocky Mountain News. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  4. ^ "2010 Colorado State Senate Election Results". Denver Post. Retrieved 11 Oct 2012. 
  5. ^ "Capitol Watch SB11-018". Capitol Watch. Retrieved 11 Oct 2012. 
  6. ^ "Capitol Watch SB11-057". Capitol Watch. Retrieved 11 Oct 2012. 
  7. ^ "Capitol Watch HB11-1003". Capitol Watch. Retrieved 11 Oct 2012.