Evie Hudak

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Evie Hudak
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 19th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2009[1]
Preceded bySue Windels
Personal details
Born(1951-06-10) June 10, 1951 (age 61)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic
 
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Evie Hudak
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 19th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2009[1]
Preceded bySue Windels
Personal details
Born(1951-06-10) June 10, 1951 (age 61)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic

Evie Hudak (born June 10, 1951) is a state legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2008, Hudak represents Senate District 19, which encompasses Arvada and Westminster, Colorado.[2]

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Biography

Hudak is a well-known advocate for children and public education with a long history of active involvement in her community. She was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 2008. Prior to that time, she served for 8 years as an elected member of the State Board of Education, representing the 2nd Congressional District. Hudak will be serving as the Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 2010 session.[citation needed]

In the 2009 session, Senator Hudak sponsored a key education bill that aligned the state’s three different education accountability systems, based on student longitudinal growth. She also sponsored a major bill on parent involvement in education. Another of her bills was one that clarified the governance of library districts by refining some of the language in the law and requiring the creation of maps of all library districts. For this bill, she received the Friend of Libraries Award from the Colorado Library Association.[citation needed]

Senator Hudak is an active participant in many community organizations, including the Business and Professional Women, the local Chamber of Commerce, and the League of Women Voters. For the last 16 years, she has served on the Colorado PTA Board of Directors, and she serves on her local PTA council’s board of directors as well.[citation needed]

Senator Hudak is a former teacher with two decades of experience at the K-12 and college levels. She served for several years as the state director of the School Readiness Quality Improvement Program in the Colorado Department of Human Services. She has been married to Edward Hudak for 37 years; they have one child, daughter Genevieve, a computer programmer who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.[citation needed]

Legislative career

2008 election

Evie Hudak had no opposition in the August Democratic primary,[3] but faced Republican Libby Szabo in the November 2008 general election. Hudak's candidacy was endorsed by the Arvada Press, the Wheat Ridge Transcript,[4] and the Westminster Window,[citation needed] while her Republican challenger was endorsed by the Denver Post.[5] Hudak won the legislative race with 51 percent of the popular vote.[6]

2009 legislative session

For the 2009 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Hudak was named to seats on the Senate Education Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee, where she will serve as vice-chair.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Senate Journal - January 7, 2009" (pdf). Colorado General Assembly. http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2009A/csljournals.nsf/(jousen)/906887938E8C0C3E87257537007D93CF/$FILE/jour_001.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ "State Senate District 19". COMaps. http://comaps.org/district19s.html. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  3. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. http://rs.ezvotetally.com/Reserved.ReportViewerWebControl.axd?ReportSession=syj1hm55hso5ty55pcuhyprg&ControlID=a61fb386-685c-4a0c-a691-71334ad539d8&Culture=1033&UICulture=1033&ReportStack=1&OpType=ReportArea&Controller=ClientControllerdnn_ctr370_ViewRS2005_ReportViewer1&PageNumber=1&ZoomMode=Percent&ZoomPct=100&ReloadDocMap=true&EnableFindNext=False&LinkTarget=_top. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  4. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. http://coloradoindependent.com/11911/state-candidate-endorsement-watch. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  5. ^ Editorial Board (23 October 2008). "The Post's picks for state Senate". Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_10681469. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  6. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. http://coreports.ezvotetally.com/Reserved.ReportViewerWebControl.axd?ReportSession=jexpso55dlbays450fyzrmb4&ControlID=3a1b317069f040849b2b689d78addfc9&Culture=1033&UICulture=1033&ReportStack=1&OpType=ReportArea&Controller=dnn_ctr376_ViewRS2005_ReportViewer1&PageNumber=1&ZoomMode=Percent&ZoomPct=100&ReloadDocMap=true&SearchStartPage=0&LinkTarget=_top. Retrieved 2008-12-04.
  7. ^ Jensen, Erika (13 November 2008). "Senate Democrats Announce Committee Assignments". The Cherry Creek News. http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/content/view/3530/2/. Retrieved 2008-11-24.[dead link]

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