Former Sen. Ken Salazar
Democrat • Colorado 1 Terms • Sworn In 2005
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 97 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 49 of 99)
- 5 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 98 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 99)
Salazar was born March 2, 1955 in the town of Alamosa, Colorado in the San Luis Valley area of south-central Colorado to Spanish-American parents. Senator Salazar can trace his ancestory all the way back to 12th Century Spain. Five generations of Salazar's family had farmed and ranched in San Luis Valley, since before Colorado was a state; before that, Salazar's ancestors had farmed and ranched in neighboring New Mexico.
Salazar attended St. Francis Seminary and Centauri High School in Conejos County, graduating in 1973. He later attended Colorado College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1977, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan's law school in 1981. Later Salazar was awarded honorary degrees (Doctor of Laws) from Colorado College (1993) and the University of Denver (1999). Read More...
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Recent Voting History
S.J.Res. 5: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 5Nay (with party)January 15, 2009
S. 181: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
On the Cloture Motion S. 181Aye (with party)January 15, 2009
S. 22: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2008
On Passage of the Bill S. 22Aye (with party)January 15, 2009