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Jay Fawcett was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the 1st Congressional District of Colorado (map). He unsuccessfully ran for the open seat vacated by retiring Rep. Joel Hefley. Fawcett's opponent was Republican state Sen. Doug Lamborn.
Fawcett was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. When he was 17 he moved to Colorado Springs to enlist in the Air Force Academy as a Cadet. Fawcett spent six years as a Weapons System Officer before going to Johnson School of Management at Cornell University to earn his M.B.A. Fawcett received the Bronze Star when he was deployed during the first Gulf War Fawcett served in Operation Desert Shield and in the helicopter assault into Iraq in Desert Storm. Fawcett moved up to the rank of Lt. Colonel before he retired to become a defense contractor. In 1998 he returned to Colorado Springs and began work at the US Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base.
Meet the Cash Constituents
- Summary campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics on their Open Secrets CO-05 election profile page
- Detailed campaign contribution data from the Federal Elections Commission for Jay Fawcett
Committees and Affiliations
Fawcett will be assigned committees when the 110th Congress covenes.
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Jay Fawcett for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Colorado Pols: Politics, News, and Inside Information
- NewWest.net -- A Refreshing, new kind of journalism.
Campaign contact information
Campaign Office: 711 S. Tejon St
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80933-7125