• Herpin Named Legislator of the Year

    The Colorado County Clerks Association named first-year State Senator Bernie Herpin their Legislator of the Year.

    The Colorado County Clerks Association (CCCA) is comprised of the Colorado’s 64 County Clerks.

    They chose Senator Herpin as Legislator of the Year because of his ability to lead and reach across party lines to get things done in Denver.

    At the CCCA summer conference, Senator Herpin expressed his gratitude for the award.

    “I’m honored to receive this prestigious award from leaders who are entrusted to fairly conduct our elections and properly staff our bureaus of motor vehicles,” said Senator Herpin.

    “I look forward to continuing to make all levels of government work more efficiently to ensure that more Coloradans can get back to work themselves,” Herpin concluded.

  • Fire Fighters Endorse Herpin

    Cite Need to Keep his Leadership in State Senate

    Colorado Springs (July 8, 2014) – The Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 5, officially endorsed the reelection of State Senator Bernie Herpin in the race for Senate District 11 covering central Colorado Springs.

    “The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse Senator Bernie Herpin, and pledge our support in his bid for reelection to the Colorado Senate,” IAFF Local 5 said as part of their official endorsement.

    The firefighters pointed to Herpin’s leadership and his attention to his constituents as reasons to back his candidacy.

    “Senator Herpin has proven himself an unwavering champion for firefighter issues, and has continued to maintain an open door, a sympathetic ear, and a common sense approach to governing,” said Jeremy Kunze of the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Union.

    Senator Herpin expressed his appreciation for the endorsement from the fire fighters.

    “When I was first elected, I vowed to work to make our community safer, listen to the constituents, and give our district a voice in Denver again,” Senator Herpin said.

    “It’s humbling to have our first responders notice those efforts and support continuing that work next term,” Bernie Herpin stated.

    IAFF Local 5 joins fellow first responders including the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association and El Paso County Sheriff-elect Bill Elder in endorsing Senator Herpin’s candidacy for reelection.

    Prior to serving in the State Senate, Bernie Herpin was a 20-year veteran of the Navy and Air Force. Herpin lives in Colorado Springs with his wife of 49 years, Linda.

  • New Era Begins at Legislature

    Dear Friend,

    Our hard work and determination from this past summer has led to this moment.

    Today, we begin the 2014 legislative session with renewed hope and purpose.

    I am eager to get to work defending the Constitution and the rights of law-abiding citizens.

    This year, I will be carrying the repeal of the high capacity magazine ban that former Senate President John Morse rammed through the legislature last year.

    In addition to restoring our 2nd Amendment rights, I’ll be working to strengthen Colorado’s Shield Law to bolster the First Amendment and our freedom of the Press.

    I will also be pursuing Jessica’s Law to protect children from violent sexual predators.

    These are the priorities I’ll be fighting for this session.

    The recall was also about being responsive to constituents.

    This Saturday, I will be holding a town hall meeting to let you know more about my priorities, the beginning of the legislative session, and the State of the State address.

    More importantly, I’ll be there to answer your questions and listen to your comments and suggestions.

    Hope you can join us at the Gold Hills Police Substation, 955 West Moreno Avenue from 10am-Noon.

    I am honored to begin this legislative session as your state senator.

    Sincerely,

    Bernie Herpin

    Colorado Senate District 11 

    Senate District 11 Town Hall

    Gold Hills Police Substation
    955 West Moreno Avenue
    Colorado Springs


    Saturday, January 11th
    10am-Noon

  • The Week Magazine: “Power to the People? Remembering the Year in Recalls”

    Recalls were once again one of the biggest stories of the year

    By Joshua Spivak | December 26, 2013

    After recalls suddenly grabbed hold of the nation’s attention in 2012, anyone could have been excused for thinking they might have gone back to being little used, frequently ignored weapons this year. But 2013 proved such expectations wrong. Despite a sharp drop in their total number, recall elections once again managed to place themselves on centerstage in American politics.

    Unlike in Wisconsin in 2012, the most prominent recalls of 2013 did not appear to be stark Democrat versus Republican fights. Instead, it was a hot button political issue — the fight over gun control — that allowed recalls to push their way into the spotlight.

    Colorado, for instance, saw some of its most expensive state legislative elections in history: Two Democratic state senators — including the State Senate president — were kicked out and a third resigned, over the state’s new gun control laws.

    From a political standpoint, the fights in Colorado were about sending a message. Removing the officials would not have resulted in a change in the gun laws, nor would have removing two officials given Republicans control over the chamber. The practical value was so questionable that the recall was originally opposed by the state party leaders and, in the early going, appeared to be ignored by the NRA, too. While these groups eventually got involved to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, it was local people who pushed the recalls forward. On the other side of the issue, millions of dollars were given to support the pro-gun-control senators, including big contributions by a group heavily financed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    Colorado may have helped inspire other attempted recalls…

    READ THE REST OF THE WEEK’S ARTICLE HERE

     

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  • Helping Those Affected by Floods and Fires

    This week I met with Governor Hickenlooper, Commissioner Sallie Clark, Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder, and city officials at the Manitou Springs City Hall for a briefing on their proposed flood mitigation projects.

    Bernie Governor Clark Flood Fire BriefingWe discussed how the Federal, state and local governments can work with affected residents to get the assistance they need and help return some normalcy to their lives.

    Afterwards, we then toured the area on Canyon Avenue where homes were heavily damaged. We also checked on the repairs being made by the Colorado Department of Transportation on the ramp from US-24 into Manitou Springs.

    It is shocking to see the damage that fellow members or our community have experienced following the fires and floods.

    The governor did a photo-op and Mayor Snyder reminded people of the importance of getting flood insurance.

    I made it clear I would support legislative efforts to assist the victims of the fires and floods. I will also work with local officials like Commissioner Clark and Mayor Snyder to help get Manitou Springs back on its feet.

    My wife, Linda, and I encourage you to join us in helping the community by visiting the shops and restaurants in Manitou Springs as often as you can.

    You can also make a financial contribution to local organizations working to help victims. Pikes Peak Community Foundation is one of those organizations helping in our community. You can make a donation by going to there website here.

    Sincerely,

    Bernie Herpin

    Senate District 11

  • Swearing-In Photos & Remarks

    IMG_6340Recall victors Bernie Herpin and George Rivera wait to be sworn in at the Capitol.

     

    Bernie Herpin Swearing-In Remarks

    Thank you Madam President,  Mr. Chief Justice, fellow Senators, honorable Representatives, distinguished guests, friends, and family: thank you for being here this morning to share in this historic and humbling occasion.

    A special thank you to my wife, Linda, who has stood by my side all these years.  Also thank you to my fellow veterans and all our men and women serving in our armed forces for protecting the freedoms we enjoy, including the right to elect those who represent us at all levels of government.

    We are witnessing today the peaceful transfer of responsibility from one elected official to another – a freedom that many people, who live under dictatorships, have never known.

    I cannot begin to tell you how honored I am to be standing here.  Never would I have imagined that one day I would have the opportunity to serve in this great chamber where the history of Colorado has been, and continues to be, written.

    I look forward to serving as we work to help our fellow Coloradans recover from devastating fires and floods, to restore our citizens’ rights, to increase jobs and to protect all our citizens, especially our most vulnerable – our children.  By enacting Jessica’s Law, we will send a loud and clear message that we will not tolerate those who hurt our children.

    I realize I have much to learn and pledge that I will work hard, serve with honor, and never forget the lesson of this summer that this is truly a government of the people, by the people, and for the people and that we serve at the pleasure of those we represent.

    I pray that our heavenly father will give all of us the strength of Sampson, the wisdom of Solomon, and the compassion of Jesus as we go about doing the people’s work.  Thank you and may God Bless Colorado!

    Bernie and George are sworn in by the Chief Justice

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    The new senators get a standing ovation

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    Bernie addresses the standing-room only crowd

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    Bernie & Linda take pictures with family & the Chief Justice

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    The entire Herpin Family in attendance

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  • Swearing-in & Thank You Events

    Thank you

     

    On September 10th, the voters of Senate District 11 made history by recalling the Senate President – the first time a state legislator has been recalled in Colorado history.

     

    Thank you for supporting the recall and giving me the chance to serve you. Thank you for standing up for yourselves and demanding to be heard.

     

    If you volunteered or donated in support of the recall or my campaign, I invite you to stand with me as I’m sworn in to office on October 3rd (Details below).

     

    We want as many people as possible in the Senate Chambers in Denver to show that we will continue to defend our rights.

     

    I would also like to personally invite you to a Supporter Appreciation event in Colorado Springs that same evening (Details below).

     

     

    Swearing-in and Capitol Reception (Denver)

    What:   Pre-Swearing-in Reception with cake and coffee at 10:45 AM, then Bernie Herpin and George Rivera are sworn in to office at 11:30 AM

    Who:    Bernie Herpin, George Rivera, Republican Senators and YOU.  

     

    When:  10:45 AM Reception; 11:30 AM Swearing-in; Thursday, October 3

     

    Where:   The Senate Chambers at the Colorado State Capitol; 200 E. Colfax Ave.; Denver, CO 80203  

     

     

    Supporter Appreciation Event (Colorado Springs)

    What:   Herpin supporters like YOU celebrate the recall victory; light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

    Who:    Volunteers and Donors to any of the recall efforts.

     

    When:  6:00 PM Thursday, October 3

     

    Where:   Patty Jewett Golf Course Club House; 900 East Espanola Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80907

     

    PLEASE R.S.V.P. by emailing Info@BernieHerpin.com or calling 719-569-5810.

      

    This is your victory and I want to honor you for your effort. 

     

    Your actions reminded elected officials they are accountable to those who elect them and that this is truly a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

     

    Thank you for everything you did,

    Bernie Herpin

    Senator-elect

    Colorado Senate District 11 

     

     

    P.S. Read My “Priorities for Our Community.”

     

     

     

       

    In the Navy and Air Force, Bernie Herpin took an oath to defend our Constitution and as our state senator, he will continue that fight.

     

    Here at home, Herpin has served our community in many capacities through the years.

     

    Herpin served on City Council and as president of the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, which he helped found.

     

    Additionally, Bernie has held many leadership positions at his home church.

     

    For the last 25 years, Bernie Herpin has volunteered with the Colorado Springs Police Department serving on the Senior Victims Assistance Team, Handicap Parking Enforcement Unit, and DUI Enforcement Team.

     

    In the recall election, Bernie Herpin earned the backing of law enforcement with the endorsement of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.

     

    Bernie’s top priorities are to put in place harsher penalties for violent child predators by passing Jessica’s Law in Colorado and supporting legislation that restores and protects the rights of law-abiding citizens.

     

    Bernie and Linda live in Colorado Springs and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

  • Herpin Wins Colorado Recall Election, Thanks Voters for “Demanding to be heard”

    Colorado Springs (September 10, 2013) - Tonight the people of Colorado’s Senate District 11 chose to remove Senate President John Morse from office and replace him with retired Naval and Air Force officer, Bernie Herpin.

    Initial election reports show Herpin winning more than 84% to replace Senator Morse.

    Bernie Herpin earned the support of the people of Colorado’s Senate District 11 and pledged, “I will serve you with honor. I will respect your rights. I will listen and respond.”

    Herpin congratulated the truly local grassroots effort that succeeded in recalling Morse by saying, “You have reminded us that elected officials are accountable to those who elect them and that this is truly a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

    “Thank you to the voters of Senate District 11. Thank you for supporting the recall and giving me the chance to serve you. Thank you for standing up for yourselves and demanding to be heard,” declared Herpin.

    “By your vote, you have sent a loud and clear message that we will no longer tolerate elected officials who refuse to listen to their constituents and trample on our rights. The people have spoken,” concluded Herpin.

    Bernie Herpin and his family were joined by more than a hundred Campaign supporters at an Election Watch Party Tuesday night when the results came in.

    Read Herpin’s “Priorities for Our Community.”

    Election Watch Party – Tuesday Night

    What:   The Herpin campaign and supporters watch election returns come in

    Who:    Bernie Herpin and supporters

    When:  7:45 PM Tuesday, September 10

    Where:   El Paso County GOP Headquarters, 205 Sutton Lane, Colorado Springs

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    Bernie Herpin Head ShotIn the Navy and Air Force, Bernie Herpin took an oath to defend our Constitution.

    Here at home, Herpin has served our community in many capacities through the years.

    Herpin served on City Council and as president of the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, which he helped found.

    For the last 25 years, Bernie Herpin has volunteered with the Colorado Springs Police Department serving on the Senior Victims Assistance Team, Handicap Parking Enforcement Unit, and DUI Enforcement Team.

    Bernie Herpin earned the backing of law enforcement with the backing of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.

    Additionally, Bernie has held many leadership positions at his home church.

    Bernie and Linda live in Colorado Springs and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

  • VOTE TODAY. Get Supporters to Vote

    Today we recall out-of-touch Senate President John Morse and replace him with a Constitutional conservative, who will listen.

    In the Navy and Air Force, I took an oath to defend our Constitution. And my pledge to you is that I’ll continue to do so in the Colorado Senate. Read my “Priorities for Our Community.”

    But none of that matters unless we win.  

    As I write this, there are only 11 hours left until the polls close.

    Please help me stand up for our state and our rights by donating or volunteering TODAY to get-out-the-vote.

    We need your help in these final hours.

    Please call Rob at 719-761-8274 or just come by the El Paso GOP headquarters for an hour or two. The office is located at 205 Sutton Lane.

    I am truly grateful for all of the overwhelming support we have had in this historic election.

    If you have volunteered or donated to our campaign, you are invited to join us for our Election Watch Party this evening after the polls close.

    Election Watch Party – Tonight

    What:   Refreshments and watch election returns come in with fellow supporters

    Who:    Anyone who has helped to recall John Morse

    When:  7:45 PM Tuesday, September 10

    Where:   El Paso County GOP Headquarters, 205 Sutton Lane, Colorado Springs

    Please help make history with a last minute donation or volunteering to help get-out-the-vote.

    Thank you,

    Bernie Herpin
     
    P.S. Be a part of history. Please call Rob at 719-761-8274 or just come by the El Paso GOP headquarters for couple hours. The office is located at 205 Sutton Lane.

    Click here to volunteer just 2 hours.     Click here to make a donation.

  • Ken Buck: Fight East Coast Politicians. Recall Morse.

    Tomorrow the citizens of Colorado’s Senate District 11 will decide whether to recall liberal Senate President John Morse and replace him with Constitutional conservative, Bernie Herpin.

    In the Navy and Air Force, Bernie Herpin took an oath to defend our Constitution.

    Here at home, Herpin has served his community on Colorado Springs City Council and as the President of the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, which he helped found.

    John Morse is funded by East Coast politicians like New York’s, Mayor Bloomberg.

    Please help fight back against these East Coast liberal elites with a donation to Bernie’s campaign or volunteering to get-out-the-vote.

    Bernie Herpin is in a tough fight and has done what it takes to win.

    But he needs our help. The time to act is now.

    Please consider helping Bernie by either making a last minute donation or volunteering to help get-out-the-vote.

    Thank you,

    KenBucksignatures

     

     

    Ken Buck

    P.S. John Morse is a rubber stamp for the extreme east coast agenda of Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Udall, and President Obama. We don’t need them running our state. Click here to stop them.