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Salazar lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.)

  • District: 3rd District, Western Slope; Pueblo
  • Residence: Manassa
  • Born: July 21, 1953; Alamosa, Colo.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Mary Lou Salazar; three children
  • Education: Colorado State U., attended 1971-72; Adams State College, B.S. 1981 (business)
  • Military Service: Army 1973-76
  • Political Highlights: Colo. Agricultural Commission, 1999-2002; Colo. House, 2003-04; U.S. House, 2005-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA); Select Energy Independence & Global Warming
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State Information: 3rd District, Western Slope; Pueblo

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Scott Tipton (R) 129,257 50.1%
John Salazar (D) 118,048 45.8%
Gregory Gilman (LIBERT) 5,678 2.2%
Jake Segrest (UNA) 4,982 1.9%
2008 general John Salazar (D) 203,455 61.6%
Wayne Wolf (R) 126,762 38.4%
2006 general John Salazar (D) 146,488 61.6%
Scott Tipton (R) 86,930 36.5%
Bert Sargent (LIBERT) 4,417 1.9%
2004 general John Salazar (D) 153,500 50.6%
Greg Walcher (R) 141,376 46.6%
Jim Krug (X) 8,770 2.9%
2002 general Scott McInnis (R) 143,431 65.8%
Denis Berckefeldt (D) 68,110 31.2%
J. Shroyer (LIBERT) 4,370 2%
Gary Swing (NL) 1,903 0.9%
Jason Alessio (SW) 116 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 48% John McCain: 50%
2004 John Kerry: 44% George W. Bush: 55%
2000 Al Gore: 42% George W. Bush: 58%

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