Tony Exum

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Tony Exum, Sr
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 17th[1] district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded byMark Barker
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceColorado Springs, Colorado
ProfessionFire chief (retired)

Thomas 'Tony' Exum, Sr.[2] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives representing District 17 since January 9, 2013. Exum was a Battalion Fire Chief for Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Tony Exum was elected to represent House District 17 in the 2012 election. The district covers southeastern Colorado Springs. Before running for election Rep. Exum worked in the Colorado Springs Fire Department for 35 years, eventually retiring as a battalion chief.[3]

2013 Legislative Session[edit]

Rep. Exum was a prime co-sponsor of the Breakfast After the Bell bill, which allows students in schools where 80 percent or more of the student body qualifies for a free or reduced lunch to also receive a free breakfast before the beginning of the school day.[4] [5]

2014 Legislative Session[edit]

Rep. Exum sponsored a package of bills to reduce the threat of wildfire across the state, including a bill to create a Wildfire Resource Center online that allows homeowners and fire officials to get up to date information on current wildfires or wildfire conditions.[6] He also sponsored a bill that will allow families making less than $25,000 a year to find more affordable child care options.[7]


  • 2012: To challenge incumbent Republican Representative Mark Barker for the District 17 seat, Exum was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,567 votes,[8] and won the four-way November 6, 2012 General election with 11,212 votes (54.6%) against Representative Barker, Libertarian candidate Susan Quilleash, and American Constitution candidate Barry Pace.[9]


  1. ^ "Tony Exum". Denver, Colorado: Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Thomas Exum Sr. biodata". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
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  8. ^ "2012 Democratic Party state representatives primary results". Denver, Colorado: Secretary of State of Colorado. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "2012 General election state representatives results". Denver, Colorado: Secretary of State of Colorado. Retrieved January 8, 2014.

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