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.
Sen. Kefalas is a former educator, and remains committed to the pursuit of quality education in our state. His other legislative interests include support for renewable energy and energy efficiency, protecting vulnerable segments of our population such as seniors, children and consumers, and creating economic opportunities for lower and middle-class Coloradans. In fact, one of his top accomplishments in 2013 came through sponsoring Senate Bill 13-001, establishing a system allowing Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits at the state level for Coloradans in need.
His involvement in helping others and civic engagement has included working with Catholic Charities, serving in the Peace Corps, employment as a health outreach worker and as a job-training counselor. Today, he is also a member of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, Embrace Northern Colorado (an organization devoted to regional quality of life), and the Behavioral Health Transformation Council.
Sen. Kefalas earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in 1978, and today he represents the Senate district in which he attended college. He and his wife Beth have two sons and three grandchildren.