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Ed Perlmutter (D)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Rules|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for CO-07
|Confirmed:||Joe Coors Jr, Ed Perlmutter|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for CO-07)|
Record and controversies
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Perlmutter was born in 1953 in Denver, CO. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Edgewater, Colorado and went on to study political science, history and economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating in 1975. He received his Juris Doctorate from CU in 1978, where he was twice elected president of his class while working part-time as a laborer on construction projects. Perlmutter and his wife Deana have three children: Alexis, Abby, and Zoey.
Perlmuter is a director of the law firm of Berenbaum, Weinshienk and Eason, and has specialized in business reorganizations and commercial litigation. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association and served on the Board of Trustees and Judicial Performance Commission for the First Judicial District. He is a Trustee for the Midwest Research Institute (primary operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and a Board Member for the National Jewish Medical & Research Center.
Perlmutter was elected to two four-year terms to represent central Jefferson County as a state senator from 1995 to 2003, the first Democrat elected in the district in 30 years.
In 2000, he helped lead a team which succeeded in a Democratic takeover of the Colorado State Senate for the first time since John F. Kennedy was President. He has assisted numerous campaigns and most recently was co-chair of the 2004 John Kerry Campaign in Colorado.
In the Colorado Senate, he served on numerous committees including: Water, Finance, Judiciary, Child Welfare, Telecommunication, Transportation, Legal Services, and Oil and Gas. He was Chair of the Public Policy and Planning Committee, Chair of the Bi-Partisan Renewable Energy Caucus, and President Pro Tem of the Senate during the 2001 and 2002 session.
Among the awards he received while in the Senate were the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry “Business Legislator of the Year”; Legal Aid Award for Equal Justice Under the Law; American Institute of Architecture award for “Colorado Legislator of the Year”; DARE Man of the Year; Jeffco Education Association Friend of Education; United Veterans Committee “Legislator of the Year”; Colorado Humane Society Distinguished Service Award;The AARP Outstanding Legislative Service Award; and the University of Colorado School of Law “Distinguished Alumnus Award”.
2006 congressional elections
Perlmutter sought and won the Democratic Party nomination for Congress in Colorado's Seventh Congressional District, where Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.) was the retiring incumbent. He defeated former State Representative Peggy Lamm and college professor Herb Rubenstein, with 53% of the vote in the primary. State education chairman Rick O'Donnell ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.
In late September, O'Donnell was put on the defensive when ads appeared noting that he had previously supported abolishing Social Security. A Survey USA poll soon after that showed Perlmutter with a 54 to 37 percent lead, although GOP consultants guessed that the support was "soft". . He ultimately won the election 55% to 42%. 
|This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Colorado superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.|
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Brownstein, Hyatt et al||$ 12,250|
|Credit Union National Assn||$ 11,250|
|McKesson Corp||$ 10,500|
|KP Kauffman Co||$ 10,400|
|American Assn for Justice||$ 10,000|
|American Land Title Assn||$ 10,000|
|Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers||$ 10,000|
|Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America||$ 10,000|
|International Assn of Fire Fighters||$ 10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Ed Perlmutter
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
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- Revolving door profile for Ed Perlmutter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Ed Perlmutter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Ed Perlmutter from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Financial Services
- House Committee on Rules
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
- House Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
- Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight
- Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection
More Background Data
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Articles and resources
- Perlmutter for Colorado, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Semantic data ()
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Ed||Middle name:||Last name: Perlmutter|
|Party: D||State: CO||District:
07 District short: 7
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2645||Fax: 202-225-5278||Website: http://perlmutter.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/perlmutter/webforms/contact.shtml|
|DC office: 1410 Longworth House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: P000593||Votesmart ID: 2653||FEC ID: H6CO07023||Govtrack ID: 412192|
|CRP ID: N00027510||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepPerlmutter|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
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Date of Birth: May 1, 1953
November 7, 2006