- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Brief biographical details on candidates competing in Tuesday’s Republican primary elections in three Colorado congressional districts:

4th Congressional District:

Name: Ken Buck

AGE: 55

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Princeton University. Law degree from University of Wyoming.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Weld County District Attorney since 2004, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. Former congressional staffer for Rep. Dick Cheney (R-Wyo).

FAMILY: Married to state Rep. Perry Buck. They have a son and daughter.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @Buckforcolorado and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/buckforcolorado .

Name: Barbara Kirkmeyer

AGE: 55

EDUCATION: University of Colorado

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Weld County Commissioner since 2000.

FAMILY: Two daughters and two grandsons.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @Kirkmeyerforco and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KirkmeyerForCongress .

Name: Steve Laffey

AGE: 52

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Bowdoin College. Business degree, Harvard University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, from 2002 to 2007. Sought Republican nomination for Senate in Rhode Island in 2006.

FAMILY: Married to Kelly, with six children.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @laffeyradio and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laffeyradio .

Name: Scott Renfroe

AGE: 47

EDUCATION: Business degree, Colorado State University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State senator since 2006.

FAMILY: Married to Pamela, with five children.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter (a)scottrenfroe and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScottRenfroeforCongress .

5th Congressional District:

Name: Doug Lamborn

AGE: 60

EDUCATION: University of Kansas, bachelor’s and law degree

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Former Colorado state representative and senator. Congressman for the 5th District since 2006.

FAMILY: Married to Jeanie, with five children and two granddaughters.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @repdlamborn

Name: Bentley Rayburn

AGE: 61

EDUCATION: U.S. Air Force Academy, Master’s in political science from Georgetown University

MILITARY: Retired Air Force Maj. Gen.


FAMILY: Married to Debbi with four children, five grandchildren

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @rayburnforcol and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentley-Rayburn-For-Colorado/15631170022?ref=hl/

3rd Congressional District:


AGE: 57

EDUCATION: Fort Lewis College, B.A.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State representative, 2009-2011. Congressman for the 3rd District since 2011.

FAMILY: Married to Jean, with two children

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter @https://twitter.com/RepTipton and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanScottTipton


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, University of Colorado

FAMILY: Married to Jaime. They have one child.

SOCIAL MEDIA: On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VoteDavidCox3rdCD

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