District profile: The 7th District, newly created for the 2002 elections, covers parts of three counties and most of the inner Denver suburbs. Full profile
2004 results: Republican Bob Beauprez defeated Democrat Dave Thomas 55 percent to 43 percent.

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O'Donnell, the state higher education commission chairman, ran unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: June 20, 1970; Wheat Ridge, Colo.
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Colorado College, B.A.
  • Professional: Chairman, state Department of Higher Education; analyst, National Policy Forum, the Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Center for the New West
  • Military: None


Perlmutter, a former state senator, was nominated with 53 percent in a three-way primary.

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  • Born: May 1, 1953; Denver, Colo.
  • Family: Married (Deana); three children
  • Education: University of Colorado, J.D., 1978; B.A., 1975
  • Professional: Bankruptcy and litigation attorney, Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason
  • Military: None


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