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Joe O’Dea, 60, is an American businessman who is a Republican candidate running for Senate from Colorado. He is considered a dark horse candidate gaining some traction against incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennett and criticism of his moderate conservative views.
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He won the Republican primary in Colorado on June 28. Rather than focusing on social issues, O’Dea insists on prioritizing America’s financial problems. He recently made headlines for not being a supporter of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
O’Dea has been CEO of CEI Constructors, Inc for 36 years. He also owns many real estate properties, including the Denver Steelworks and Mile High Station.
His net worth is believed to be between $17.5 million and $77.4 million, according to the Durango Herald, who got information from his financial disclosures.
Joseph O’Dea was born on January 20, 1962. He was adopted soon after birth and his father was a police officer in Denver. After high school, he went to Colorado, but dropped out to work as a carpenter, eventually starting a multi-million dollar construction business that now employs more than 300 Colorados.
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Not much has been made public about his personal life other than that he is married to Celeste O’Dea and has a daughter.
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