Posted: Sep 06, 2013 08:06 PM MDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2016 01:26 AM MDT
Democratic Senator John Morse serves State Senate District 11, which encompasses much of central Colorado Springs. Morse was first elected to the state senate in 2006. He previously served as a police officer in Colorado Springs, and the Chief of Police in Fountain.
El Paso County state senate districts
Democratic Senator Angela Giron serves State Senate District 3, which covers most of the city of Pueblo and Pueblo West. Giron was first elected to the state senate in 2010. Before getting into politics, Giron spent three decades working with the Boys and Girls Club.
Pueblo County senate districts.
The debate over gun control in America reached a fevered pitch as the state senate opened its 2013 session. The session opened less than one month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, and six months after the Aurora theater shooting here in Colorado.
In March of 2013, Colorado lawmakers approved a package of new gun control bills. The bills, later signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper, included expanded background checks for gun purchases and a ban on magazines containing more than 15 rounds. Senators Morse and Giron voted in favor of the legislation.
The push to recall Senators Morse and Giron began almost immediately and faced numerous challenges. After months of legal wrangling, the courts decided that both recall elections should proceed. Governor John Hickenlooper scheduled a special election for September 10.
There is only one challenger in each district. In senate district 11; Former Colorado Springs city councilmen Bernie Herpin, a Republican, is vying for John Morse's seat. In senate district 3, Republican and former Deputy Pueblo Police Chief George Rivera is vying for Angela Giron's seat.
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