Democrats in the Colorado State Senate

Senator Leroy Garcia | Senate District 3

Senator Leroy Garcia was elected in 2014 to represent Senate District 3, which covers the Cities of Pueblo, Pueblo West and part of the community in Salt Creek.

During the 2014 session then-Rep. Garcia sponsored legislation to make higher education more affordable for all Coloradans. SB 1, the College Affordability Act, invests $100 million into higher education and taps tuition increases at 6 percent annually. Sen. Garcia also led the effort to ensure that the Southwest Chief rail line continues to run through Colorado, possibly adding a stop in Pueblo.

He currently serves on the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy committee along with the Transportation committee.

Senator Kerry Donovan | Senate District 5

Senator Kerry Donovan was elected in November of 2014 and represents Senate District 5. Among other positions, she previously served on the Vail Town council and as Director of Academics for the Vail Ski and snowboard Club. She currently sits on the Agriculture, Natural resources, & Energy committee, as well as the Local Government committee.

Senator Michael Merrifield | Senate District 11

Senator Michael Merrifield will begin his first senate term in 2015. Prior to his election he served in the House of Representatives until he was term limited, from 2002 to 2010. He currently sits of the Education and Judiciary committees

Senator John Kefalas | Senate District 14

Senator John Kefalas was elected to his first term representing Senate District 14 in 2012. He served three full terms as the state Representative from House District 52 before becoming a Senator, as he won House elections in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He is currently Vice Chair of the Senate Local Government Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and Business, Labor and Technology Committee.

Senator Matt Jones | Senate District 17

Senator Matt Jones was elected to his first Senate term representing Senate District 17 in November 2012. He served three terms in the House from 1987 until 1993, also serving as House Assistant Minority Leader during that time, and he won another House race in 2010 to represent House District 12. Today, he is a member of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee; the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee; the Transportation Legislation Review Committee; the Water Resources Review Committee; the Flood Disaster Study Committee; the Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee; the Joint State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee; and the Legislative Council.

Senator Steve Fenberg | Senate District 18

Senator Fenberg believes politics shouldn’t be about winning, but about improving people’s lives and the world we live in. And that’s why he has dedicated his life to fighting for the public interest.

Senator Rachel Zenzinger | Senate District 19

Rachel Zenzinger is a former Colorado Senator from Arvada with a deep background in education and advocacy for public schools. She has worked as a Project Manager and now serves as Senior Advisor for Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship, a branch of Washington, D.C.-based America Achieves, and she is currently a consultant for that organization. She previously served as advisor to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative program in the Colorado Department of Higher Education; and she worked for Regis University in the Master of Arts in Education department where she specialized in Teacher Leadership.

Senator Cheri Jahn | Senate District 20

Senator Cheri Jahn is a single mother and small business owner from Wheat Ridge.  She was elected to her Senate District 20 seat in 2010, and served four full terms (2001-2009) in the House of Representatives from House District 24. She serves on the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee.

Senator Dominick Moreno | Senate District 21

My foremost interest is serving the community that raised me and shaped my values. I was born and raised in Commerce City. My grandparents settled in Adams County in the early 70’s after raising my mother and her siblings in Silverton, a small town in southwest Colorado. I learned early on the value of hard work. My grandfather was a coal miner. My father was a truck driver for Public Service (Xcel Energy) and later a janitor at Lester Arnold High School. My mother is a retired educator and taught Head Start for 25 years in our community. My siblings and I didn’t grow up with a lot other than the values our parents raised us with: to value education, to always respect and be kind to others and to give back to our community whenever possible. It’s these values that continue to guide me.

Senator Andy Kerr | Senate District 22

Senator Andy Kerr won his race for the Senate District 22 seat in the 2012 election, and took office in the Senate after completing three terms serving House District 26 in the House of Representatives.  In the House, he served in leadership roles as Assistant Majority Leader and Caucus Whip, and as a member of the House Appropriations, Education, Business, Finance, Health, and Judiciary committees. Today, he is a member of the Senate Education and Senate Finance Committees.

Senator Daniel Kagan | Senate District 26

Daniel Kagan has represented the South-of-Denver suburbs (House District 3) in the Colorado House since 2009. Since taking office, Daniel has advocated for a healthy business climate, where companies large and small can more easily create well-paid jobs. He has championed affordable housing, improved public safety, better public schools, and healthy, safe communities.

Senator Nancy Todd | Senate District 28

Senator Nancy Todd won her race for the Senate District 28 seat in the 2012 election, and took office after completing her fourth term as the Representative for House District 41, which includes parts of Aurora and unincorporated Arapahoe County. Today, she is a member of the Education Committee as well as the Transportation and the Transportation Legislation Review Committees.

Senator Rhonda Fields | Senate District 29

A forceful advocate for families, children, and public safety, Rhonda Fields was first elected to serve the Colorado House of Representatives for the 68th General Assembly in 2010. She is the first African American woman elected to the state legislature to represent Aurora’s House District 42, Arapahoe County. In November 2014, she was reelected to her third term in the House of Representatives. She currently serves as the Chair of the Local Government committee and is a ranking member on the Education Committee.

Senator Lois Court | Senate District 31

Senator Lois Court is an experienced legislator for Colorado. First elected to the State House in 2008, where she served for eight years, and then elected to the State Senate in 2016, she is a teacher of American government at Red Rocks Community College, and was an aide to former Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver.

 
Senator Irene Aguilar | Senate District 32

Senator Irene Aguilar was elected Senate Assistant Majority Leader by her peers in November 2012. She is a primary care physician by trade, but she developed an interest in health coverage issues and started working on related state bills and state committees before becoming a legislator. She was elected to fill a Senate District 32 vacancy just before the start of the 2011 legislative session, and will run for her final term in the 2014 election. Today, she also serves as a member of the Business, Labor, & Technology Committee along with the Health, & Human Services Committee and the Joint State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

Senator Angela Williams | Senate District 33

ANGELA WILLIAMS is the current Colorado State Senator representing Senate District 33. She is proud to serve such a dynamic and diverse community. Regarded as a leader who gets things done, Williams puts Coloradans first, working collaboratively on both sides of the aisle in a persistent effort to prioritize consensus on complex issues.

Senator Lucia Guzman | Senate District 34

The Reverend Lucía Guzmán, who was elected Colorado Senate President Pro Tempore in 2012, was born in Texas to Mexican farm workers. A first-generation Hispanic with a passion for the human rights of all people, she has made a career of ensuring fairness and justice for people from all walks of life. She currently serves as the Chair of the Joint Judiciary Committee as well as the Legislative Audit Committee. Senator Guzmán also sits on the Joint Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and the Judiciary Committee.