Aug. 27, 2014

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)

  • District: 1st District, Denver
  • Residence: Denver
  • Born: July 29, 1957; Tachikawa, Japan
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Husband, Lino Lipinsky; two children
  • Education: Colorado College, B.A. 1979 (political science); New York U., J.D. 1982
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Colo. House, 1993-96 (assistant minority leader, 1995-96); U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy; Oversight & Investigations - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 1st District, Denver

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Diana DeGette (D) 237,579 68.2%
Danny Stroud (R) 93,217 26.8%
Frank Atwood (LIBERT) 12,585 3.6%
Gary Swing (GREEN) 4,829 1.4%
2010 general Diana DeGette (D) 140,073 67.4%
Mike Fallon (R) 59,747 28.8%
Gary Swing (GREEN) 2,923 1.4%
Clint Jones (LIBERT) 2,867 1.4%
Chris Styskal (AC) 2,141 1%
2008 general Diana DeGette (D) 203,756 71.9%
George Lilly (R) 67,346 23.8%
Martin Buchanan (LIBERT) 12,136 4.3%
write-in (D) 11  
2006 general Diana DeGette (D) 129,446 79.8%
Thomas Kelly (GREEN) 32,825 20.2%
2004 general Diana DeGette (D) 177,077 73.5%
Roland Chicas (R) 58,659 24.4%
George Lilly (AC) 5,193 2.2%
2002 general Diana DeGette (D) 111,718 66.3%
Ken Chlouber (R) 49,884 29.6%
Ken Seaman (GREEN) 3,209 1.9%
Kent Leonard (LIBERT) 2,584 1.5%
George Lilly (AC) 1,169 0.7%
2000 general Diana DeGette (D) 141,831 68.7%
Jesse Thomas (R) 56,291 27.3%
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,852 2.8%
Lyle Nasser (REF) 2,452 1.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 8  
1998 general Diana DeGette (D) 116,628 66.9%
Nancy McClanahan (R) 52,452 30.1%
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,225 3%
1996 general Diana DeGette (D) 112,631 56.9%
Joe Rogers (R) 79,540 40.2%
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,668 2.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 69% Mitt Romney: 29%
2008 Barack Obama: 71% John McCain: 28%