Democrats in the Colorado State House

Representative Jeanne Labuda | House District 1

Jeanne Labuda is midway through her fourth and final term representing House District 1 in southwest Denver. She is vice chairwoman of the Finance Committee and also sits on the Appropriations and State, Veterans & Military Affairs committees.

In the 2013 session she sponsored a reform to juvenile justice law, clarifying eligibility and procedure for petitioning for the expungement of juvenile delinquency records.

Representative Mark Ferrandino | House District 2

Mark Ferrandino is in his final term as the state representative for House District 2 in Denver. On Nov. 8, 2012, he was designated by his colleagues in the resurgent Democratic House majority as Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives.

Representative Daniel Kagan | House District 3

Daniel Kagan is midway through his third term representing House District 3, which includes Sheridan, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village and parts of Littleton and unincorporated Arapahoe County. He is chairman of the Judiciary Committee and also sits on the Finance Committee.

Representative Dan Pabon | House District 4

Rep. Pabon was the architect of some of the most important legislation passed during the 2013 session. He played the key role in creating a robust regulatory framework for the implementation of Amendment 64, by which the people of Colorado legalized adult recreational use of marijuana. He also sponsored the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act, which gives Colorado companies a preference for state contracts to help ensure that our tax dollars go toward creating Colorado jobs and supporting the Colorado economy; and the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, which made voting simpler, more convenient, more secure and less expensive.

Representative Crisanta Duran | House District 5

Representative Crisanta Duran is a proud native of Colorado. Rep. Duran's family has owned a ranch just West of Trinidad going back six generations. Rep. Duran credits her parents for instilling the importance of public service in her from a very early age - to making a difference by encouraging economic opportunity and access to the American dream.

Representative Lois Court | House District 6

Lois Court is in the middle of her third term representing House District 6 in Denver. She is chairwoman of the Finance Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee and Education Committee and caucus chair — she likes to call it “caucus mom.”

Representative Angela Williams | House District 7

Angela Williams is midway through her second term representing House District 7 in northeast Denver. She is chairwoman of the Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee, as well as the Legislative Audit Committee. She is also a member of the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

During the 2013 session Rep. Williams was co-prime sponsor of the ASSET bill, which offers in-state tuition rates to all Colorado high school graduates, including those who are Coloradans in every way except their immigration status. This bill will gives qualified high school graduates a shot at an affordable education, so that their talents and economic contributions won’t go to waste.

Representative Beth McCann | House District 8

Beth McCann is midway through her third term representing House District 8 in east-central Denver. She is chairwoman of the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, sits on the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee and the Legislative Oversight Committee for the Health Benefit Exchanges, and has been deeply involved in healthcare reform throughout her legislative career.

During the 2013 legislative session she sponsored legislation to align Colorado’s health insurance statutes with federal law, decrease the waiting time for enrollment in CHP+, and fund the Colorado health benefit exchange.

Representative Paul Rosenthal | House District 9

Paul Rosenthal was elected in 2012 to represent southeast Denver’s House District 9. He serves on the Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, as well as the Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Rosenthal was the prime sponsor of legislation allowing drivers to use their cell phones and other mobile devices to present evidence of insurance coverage to law enforcement officers during traffic stops.

Representative Dickey Lee Hullinghorst | House District 10

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst is midway through her third term representing House District 10 in Boulder and unincorporated areas of eastern Boulder County. The 2014 legislative session is her second as Majority Leader, making her responsible for managing debate on bills and other action on the House floor.

In 2013, she managed the House through one of the most productive and far-reaching legislative sessions in Colorado history, completing the legislative calendar with a minimum of marathon sessions and always allowing full and fair debate.

Representative Jonathan Singer | House District 11

He is vice chairman of the Local Government Committee and serves on the Public Health & Human Services and Appropriations committees. He is also a member of two interim committees, the Joint Technology Committee and the Flood Disaster Study Committee, which was created after the 2013 flooding that devastated parts of his district.

During the 2013 session Rep. Singer played a key role in efforts to streamline and expand child welfare services, including establishing a statewide child abuse reporting hotline, creating child fatality prevention teams to review child deaths and recommend ways to prevent these tragedies, and expanding the list of individuals who must report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Representative Mike Foote | House District 12

Mike Foote was elected in 2012 to represent House District 12, which includes Louisville, Lafayette and the southern and eastern parts of Longmont.

In the 2013 session he successfully sponsored a handful of criminal justice reforms, including a bill creating a new category of laws to protect pregnant women, giving prosecutors new tools to charge those who intentionally or recklessly cause a woman to lose her pregnancy without going down the road toward “personhood” for the unborn.

Representative KC Becker | House District 13

KC Becker represents House District 13, which includes parts of Boulder County and all of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Jackson counties. She was appointed to replace Rep. Claire Levy in October 2013.

Prior to her appointment, Rep. Becker was in the final year of a four-year term on the Boulder City Council, where she was the council’s representative on the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority and was the city’s representative to the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Before that she worked for the Department of the Interior for six years, notably on public land issues in Colorado and Wyoming.

Representative Tony Exum | House District 17

Tony Exum is someone who spends a lifetime in public service making our community a better place to live. A retired Battalion Chief from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Thomas “Tony” Exum, Sr. spent thirty-five years making our community safer. Whether it is running into a burning building, bringing different people together to solve problems, officating high school basketball, or training the next generation of firefighters to follow in a tradition of public service, Tony has put our community first for decades.

Representative Pete Lee | House District 18

Rep. Lee is the House’s most active member on measures to spur the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. In the 2013 session he sponsored three key economic development measures: the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act, which gives preferences in state contracts to bidders using Colorado workers and Colorado products; the Economic Gardening bill, creating a pilot program to provide training and advice to mid-size Colorado businesses that can demonstrate significant growth potential; and the public benefit corporations bill to empower corporations to engage in activities that have a positive impact on society or the environment rather than only profit maximization.

Representative Max Tyler | House District 23

Rep. Max Tyler is midway through his second full term in the Colorado House of Representatives in House District 23 in Lakewood. He is chairman of the Transportation & Energy Committee, as well as a member of the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee and the Appropriations Committee. He is also chairman of both the Joint Technology Committee and the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, which meet during the interim.

Representative Sue Schafer | House District 24

Sue Schafer is serving her third term representing House District 24 in Wheat Ridge and Golden. She is the vice chairwoman of the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee and a member of the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee. She is also co-chair of the bipartisan House Economic Vitality Caucus.

During the 2013 legislative session Rep. Schafer was co-prime sponsor of the Colorado Civil Unions Act, which allows all couples – gay, lesbian, or straight – to enter into civil unions, which provide important benefits, protections and responsibilities to all loving, committed families in Colorado, including legal rights for medical care and hospital visitation, the ability to adopt a partner’s child, and eligibility for family leave benefits.

Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush | House District 26

Diane Mitsch Bush was elected in 2012 to represent House District 26, which includes Routt and Eagle counties. She is a member of the Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee and the Transportation & Energy Committee. She also serves on several interim committees, including the Transportation Legislation Review Committee and the Water Resources Review Committee.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Mitsch Bush was prime sponsor of legislation that raised reporting standards for oil and gas spills, requiring spills of one barrel or more to be reported within 24 hours to improve emergency response and reduce the impacts of the spill.

Representative Brittany Pettersen | House District 28

Brittany Pettersen was elected in 2012 to represent House District 28, which includes most of  Lakewood.

Before launching her campaign for House District 28 she worked for New Era Colorado, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging youth in government and politics.

Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp | House District 29

Tracy Kraft-Tharp was elected in 2012 to represent House District 29, the northeastern corner of Jefferson County, including northern and eastern Arvada and the Jeffco part of Westminster. She is vice chairwoman of the Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee and sits on the Transportation & Energy Committee.

Representative Jenise May | House District 30

Jenise May is mid-way through her first term as the representative in House District 30, which stretches from northern Aurora to rural Adams County east of Denver International Airport and back into parts of Thornton. She is a member of the Joint Budget Committee, as well as a member of the Child Support Commission and a former member of the Joint Select Committee for the Implementation of Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations.

Representative Joe Salazar | House District 31

Joe Salazar is the representative in House District 31, which includes most of Thornton and parts of unincorporated Adams County. Rep. Salazar is vice-chair of the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and also serves on the Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Salazar has spent his entire career making sure the rights of hard-working Coloradans are protected, and has brought that same focus to the legislature. During the 2013 legislative session, he was co-prime sponsor of a bill that updates Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, allowing employees to seek damages and attorney’s fees in cases of intentional discrimination or harassment for factors including race, gender and sexual orientation.

Representative Dominick Moreno | House District 32

Dominick Moreno was elected in 2012 to represent House District 32, which includes Commerce City and parts of unincorporated Adams County. He serves as the majority assistant caucus chair and is vice chairman of the Transportation & Energy Committee. He is also a member of the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, as well as the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, which meets during the interim.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Moreno was co-prime sponsor of the Breakfast After the Bell Program, which provides breakfast for K-12 students after the first bell of the day at schools where 70 percent or more of students qualify for federal free or reduced lunches, helping to ensure that children are well-fed and ready to learn regardless of their family’s income.

Representative Dianne Primavera | House District 33

Dianne Primavera represents House District 33, which includes Broomfield, Superior and Erie. Rep. Primavera serves as chairwoman of the Public Health Care & Human Services committee, as well as a member of the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee and the Transportation & Energy Committee. She is also a member of the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, which meets during the interim.

Representative Steve Lebsock | District 34

Steve Lebsock was elected in 2012 to represent House District 34, which includes all of Northglenn and Federal Heights, a significant portion of Thornton and one precinct in unincorporated Adams County.

Rep. Lebsock brings to the Capitol a passion for issues of basic fairness, like foreclosure prevention measures so homeowners who are able can stay in their homes. In the 2013 session he successfully sponsored a bill to require that a loan modification accepted by a borrower will be honored whenever the loan is transferred to a new loan servicer.

Representative Cherylin Peniston | House District 35

Cherylin Peniston is midway through her fourth and final term representing House District 35 in Adams County. She is vice-chairwoman of the Education Committee and also serves on the Transportation & Energy Committee, as well as the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, which meets during the interim. She previously chaired the Local Government Committee and served on the Health & Environment Committee.

Representative Su Ryden | House District 36

Su Ryden is the majority deputy whip and is serving her third term as the state representative for House District 36 in Aurora. She is chairwoman of the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee and a member of the Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee. She has previously sat on the Judiciary and the Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources committees.

Representative John Buckner | House District 40

John Buckner is the representative in House District 40 in southern Aurora. As a lifelong educator, principal, and advocate for excellence in schools, he knows what it means to help people seize opportunity, realize their potential and break down the barriers to success.

Representative Jovan Melton | House District 41

Jovan E. Melton is the representative in House District 41 in Aurora. He is also president and CEO of Emerson Consulting and Strategies, a political consulting firm. Rep. Melton is a member of the Finance Committee and the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee, as well as the Legislative Council.

Rep. Melton is passionate about economic development and job creation; education reform; ethnic, racial and socio-economic equality; promoting working and middle-income families; and youth development. In the 2013 legislative session Rep. Melton was co-prime sponsor of the Colorado Careers Act, which creates a career pathway program to enable Colorado workers to acquire and improve the skills they need to find good-paying jobs.

Representative Rhonda Fields | House District 42

Rhonda Fields has represented House District 42 in Aurora since 2010. On January  7, 2014 she was appointed by Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino as Speaker Pro Tempore. She is chairwoman of the House Local Government Committee and a member of the Education Committee and the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee.

Representative Leroy Garcia | House District 46

Leroy Garcia was elected in 2012 to represent House District 46, which stretches from southern Pueblo to Colorado City.

In the 2013 session he had a leading role in the campaign to repurpose Fort Lyon, a shuttered correctional facility near Las Animas, into a full-service transitional housing facility for Colorado’s homeless, who include many veterans. Fort Lyon has begun providing treatment and rehabilitation for substance abuse and mental health issues as well as education and job training to help residents get back on their feet.

Representative Dave Young | House District 50

Rep. Dave Young represents House District 50 in Greeley, Evans and Garden City. He was appointed in 2011 and was elected in 2012. Rep. Young is vice chairman of the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee and sits on the Education, Appropriations, and Health, Insurance & Environment committees. He is also the co-chairman of the Flood Disaster Study Committee, which was formed in response to the flood disaster in 2013.

Representative Joann Ginal | House District 52

A teacher, scientist, leader, and lifelong learner, longtime Fort Collins citizen Joann Ginal has a passion for giving back to the community, and working to make our wonderful city an even better place to live. As our state representative for District 52, Joann will take her passion for service in a new direction—one that continues to help Fort Collins while making a difference for all of Colorado.

Representative Randy Fischer | House District 53

Randy Fischer is midway through his fourth and final term representing House District 53. His district includes most of the west side of Fort Collins, including the main campus of Colorado State University and the Larimer campus of Front Range Community College.

Rep. Fischer is chairman of the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee. He also serves as a member of the House Transportation Committee, and on several interim committees, including the Water Resources Review Committee and the Transportation Legislative Review Committee.

Representative Mike McLachlan | House District 59

Mike McLachlan represents House District 59, which stretches from Gunnison County to the New Mexico border and includes Durango, Pagosa Springs, Lake City, Ouray, Ridgway and Gunnison. Rep. McLachlan is a member of the Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. McLachlan sponsored legislation that helps high-tech Colorado companies export their products by providing small grants and consultation services. He also sponsored a bill to help recruit doctors to rural areas through rural residency programs, and co-authored a bipartisan bill that created a grant program to encourage wildfire mitigation efforts.

Representative Millie Hamner | House District 61

Millie Hamner represents House District 61, which includes Summit, Lake and Pitkin counties and parts of Delta and Gunnison counties. She is chairwoman of the House Education Committee and sits on the Business and Appropriations Committees.

As a career educator and former school district superintendent, Rep. Hamner is one of the legislature’s leading voices on education issues. In 2013 she sponsored the annual school finance bill as well as legislation to streamline our childhood development programs, putting them under one umbrella and cutting down on administrative and government waste, and a bill to improve educator evaluation systems, making them more effective.

Representative Edward Vigil | House District 62

Rep. Ed Vigil was elected in 2012 to his third term representing House District 62, which stretches from East Pueblo to the San Luis Valley. He is vice chairman of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and chairman of the Capitol Development Committee. He also sits on the Local Government Committee and the Water Review Committee.