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The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) has protected and promoted the Centennial State foodservice and hospitality industry since 1933, helping drive Colorado’s economy and advance the 12,400+ local businesses that make our communities feel like home.

The CRA is here for Colorado restaurants, providing advocacy at all levels of government; compliance and legal resources; industry training, services, and discounts; education; and workforce development programs that unite and further restaurant businesses across the state.

Donate to Our Political Action Committees

HOSTPAC (State and local political candidates)

The primary purpose of HOSTPAC is to support candidates for state and local political office whose election would be beneficial to restaurants in Colorado.

HOSTPAC accepts personal and corporate contributions up to $725 per two-year election cycle; it is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State as a non-profit, unincorporated, non-membership political committee. HOSTPAC is not associated with any political party, candidate, issue, committee, or any organization other than the CRA.


HIPAC (State and local political issues)

The primary purpose of HIPAC is to support issues of concern to the foodservice and hospitality industry.

HIPAC donations may be private or corporate, and, unlike candidate-oriented PACs, there is no contribution limit.


CRA Small Donor Committee

Established in 2022, the CRA Small Donor Committee donates to candidates and elected officials of any party affiliation who support and advance the policy goals of the restaurant industry.

  • All contributions must come from natural persons (no corporate contributions) and individuals must be U.S. citizens.
  • Contributions cannot exceed $50 per 2-year election cycle.


Federal Candidates

Restaurant PAC, the National Restaurant Association’s political action committee, works closely with the CRA on providing contributions to federal candidates from Colorado who support the best interests of the foodservice industry.

Have any questions?

Call or email Colin Larson, Colorado Restaurant Association Director of Government Affairs

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