Colorado House of Representatives
74th Colorado General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
Preceded by73rd Colorado General Assembly
New session started
January 9, 2023
Leadership
Julie McCluskie (D)
since January 9, 2023
Speaker pro tempore
Chris Kennedy (D)
since January 9, 2023
Majority Leader
Monica Duran (D)
since January 9, 2023
Minority Leader
Rose Pugliese (R)
since January 24, 2024
Structure
Seats65
Political groups
Majority
  •   Democratic (46)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle V, Colorado Constitution
Salary$43,977/year + per diem[1]
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
November 8, 2022
Next election
November 5, 2024
RedistrictingColorado Independent Redistricting Commissions
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Colorado State Capitol, Denver
United States of America
Website
Colorado General Assembly

The Colorado House of Representatives is the lower house of the Colorado General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. The House is composed of 65 members from an equal number of constituent districts, with each district having 75,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms, and are limited to four consecutive terms in office, but can run again after a four-year respite.

The Colorado House of Representatives convenes at the State Capitol in Denver.

Committees

The House have 11 current committees of reference:[2]

Current composition

46 19
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
68th General Assembly 32 33 65 0
69th General Assembly 37 28 65 0
70th General Assembly 34 31 65 0
Begin 71st Assembly 37 28 65 0
End 71st Assembly 36 29 65 0
72nd General Assembly 41 24 65 0
Begin 73rd Assembly 41 24 65 0
October 7, 2022[14] 23 64 1
October 30, 2022[15] 22 63 2
Begin 74th Assembly[16] 45 19 64 1
January 28, 2023[17] 46 65 0
August 4, 2023[18] 45 64 1
August 26, 2023[19] 46 65 0
September 19, 2023[20] 45 64 1
October 2, 2023[21] 46 65 0
December 11, 2023[22] 45 64 1
December 31, 2023[23] 44 63 2
January 3, 2024[24] 45 64 1
January 18, 2024[25] 46 65 0
Latest voting share 71% 29%

Leaders

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker of the House Julie McCluskie Democratic Dillon 13
Speaker Pro Tempore Chris deGruy Kennedy Democratic Lakewood 30
Majority Leader Monica Duran Democratic Wheat Ridge 23
Assistant Majority Leader Jennifer Bacon Democratic Denver 7
Majority Caucus Co-chair Mandy Lindsay Democratic Aurora 42
Co-Majority Whip Andrew Boesenecker Democratic Berthoud 53
Co-Majority Whip Iman Jodeh Democratic Aurora 41
Minority Leader Rose Pugliese Republican Colorado Springs 14
Assistant Minority Leader Ty Winter Republican Trinidad 47
Minority Whip Richard Holtorf Republican Akron 63

Members

[26]

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Javier Mabrey Democratic Denver 2022
2 Steven Woodrow Democratic Denver 2020*
3 Meg Froelich Democratic Greenwood Village 2019*
4 Tim Hernández Democratic Denver 2023*
5 Alex Valdez Democratic Denver 2018
6 Elisabeth Epps Democratic Denver 2022
7 Jennifer Bacon Democratic Denver 2020
8 Leslie Herod Democratic Denver 2016
9 Emily Sirota Democratic Denver 2018
10 Junie Joseph Democratic Boulder 2022
11 Karen McCormick Democratic Hygiene 2020
12 Kyle Brown Democratic Louisville 2023*
13 Julie McCluskie Democratic Boulder 2018
14 Rose Pugliese Republican Colorado Springs 2022
15 Scott Bottoms Republican Colorado Springs 2022
16 Stephanie Vigil Democratic Colorado Springs 2022
17 Regina English Democratic Colorado Springs 2022
18 Marc Snyder Democratic Colorado Springs 2018
19 Jennifer Parenti Democratic Longmont 2022
20 Don Wilson Republican Monument 2022*
21 Mary Bradfield Republican Colorado Springs 2020
22 Ken DeGraaf Republican Colorado Springs 2022
23 Monica Duran Democratic Wheat Ridge 2018
24 Lindsey Daugherty Democratic Arvada 2020
25 Tammy Story Democratic Evergreen 2018
26 Meghan Lukens Democratic Eagle 2022
27 Brianna Titone Democratic Golden 2018
28 Sheila Lieder Democratic Littleton 2022
29 Shannon Bird Democratic Northglenn 2018
30 Chris deGruy Kennedy Democratic Lakewood 2016
31 Julia Marvin Democratic Thornton 2024*
32 Manny Rutinel Democratic 2023*
33 William Lindstedt Democratic Broomfield 2022
34 Jenny Willford Democratic Northglenn 2022
35 Lorena Garcia Democratic Westminster 2023*
36 Mike Weissman Democratic Aurora 2016
37 Chad Clifford Democratic Centennial 2024*
38 David Ortiz Democratic Littleton 2020
39 Brandi Bradley Republican Larkspur 2022
40 Naquetta Ricks Democratic Aurora 2020
41 Iman Jodeh Democratic Aurora 2020
42 Mandy Lindsay Democratic Aurora 2022*
43 Bob Marshall Democratic Highlands Ranch 2022
44 Anthony Hartsook Republican Parker 2022
45 Lisa Frizell Republican Castle Rock 2022
46 Tisha Mauro Democratic Pueblo 2022
47 Ty Winter Republican Trinidad 2022
48 Gabe Evans Republican Hudson 2022
49 Judy Amabile Democratic Estes Park 2020
50 Mary Young Democratic Greeley 2019*
51 Ron Weinberg Republican Loveland 2023*
52 Cathy Kipp Democratic Fort Collins 2019*
53 Andrew Boesenecker Democratic Fort Collins 2021*
54 Matt Soper Republican Delta 2018
55 Rick Taggart Republican Grand Junction 2022
56 Rod Bockenfeld Republican Henderson 2018
57 Elizabeth Velasco Democratic Glenwood Springs 2022
58 Marc Catlin Republican Montrose 2017*
59 Barbara McLachlan Democratic Durango 2016
60 Stephanie Luck Republican Penrose 2020
61 Eliza Hamrick Democratic Centennial 2022
62 Matthew Martinez Democratic Alamosa 2022
63 Richard Holtorf Republican Fort Morgan 2019*
64 Ryan Armagost Republican Berthoud 2022
65 Mike Lynch Republican Wellington 2020
*Representative was originally appointed

Past composition of the House of Representatives

Main article: Political party strength in Colorado

Women who served in the House of Representatives

The first women who served in the Colorado House of Representatives were Clara Cressingham, Carrie Holly and Frances Klock. All three were elected to serve in 1985-1896.[27] Carrie Holly introduced and passed a Bill that raised the age of consent for girls from 16 to 18 and another that gave mothers the same rights to their children as fathers.[28]

A total of 10 women served in the period up to 1904, the last of them being Alice Ruble, after which the party leaders declared that 'no woman will ever again be elected to the (Colorado) legislature'[29]

Their prediction proved wrong, as demonstrated by the list of subsequent women members of the House.[27]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Salaries for Legislators, Statewide Elected Officials, and County Officers". Colorado General Assembly. Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  2. ^ "Committees". Colorado General Assembly, First Regular Session, 73rd General Assembly. State of Colorado. 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources | Colorado General Assembly".
  4. ^ "Appropriations | Colorado General Assembly".
  5. ^ "Business Affairs & Labor | Colorado General Assembly".
  6. ^ "Education | Colorado General Assembly".
  7. ^ "Energy & Environment | Colorado General Assembly".
  8. ^ "Finance | Colorado General Assembly".
  9. ^ "Health & Insurance | Colorado General Assembly".
  10. ^ "Judiciary | Colorado General Assembly".
  11. ^ "Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services | Colorado General Assembly".
  12. ^ "State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs | Colorado General Assembly".
  13. ^ "Transportation, Housing & Local Government | Colorado General Assembly".
  14. ^ Republican and Minority Whip Tim Geitner (District 19) resigned. [1]
  15. ^ Republican and Minority Leader Hugh McKean (District 51) died. [2]
  16. ^ Democrat Tracey Bernett (District 12) resigned on January 9, 2023. [3]
  17. ^ Democrat Kyle Brown was selected by a vacancy committee to replace Bernett. [4]
  18. ^ Democrat Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez (District 4) resigned after her election to the Denver City Council. [5]
  19. ^ Democrat Tim Hernández was selected by a vacancy committee to replace Gonzales-Gutierrez. [6]
  20. ^ Democrat Dafna Michaelson Jenet (District 32) was sworn into the Colorado Senate. [7]
  21. ^ Democrat Manny Rutinel was selected by a vacancy committee to replace Michaelson Jenet. [8]
  22. ^ Democrat Ruby Dickson (District 37) resigned. [9]
  23. ^ Democrat Said Sharbini (District 31) resigned. [10]
  24. ^ Democrat Chad Clifford was selected by a vacancy committee to replace Dickson. [11]
  25. ^ Democrat Julia Marvin was selected by a vacancy committee to replace Sharbini. [12]
  26. ^ "Legislators". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  27. ^ a b "<Women who served in the Colorado House of Representatives>". Retrieved February 2, 2024.
  28. ^ "<Carrie Holly>". Retrieved February 2, 2024.
  29. ^ "Leaders of all parties in Colorado announce equal suffrage policy a failure". Pawnee Courier Dispatch. December 6, 1906. p. 6. Retrieved February 2, 2024. .

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