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COAHPERD JANUARY 11, 2014 Colorado’s Political Landscape.

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1 COAHPERD JANUARY 11, 2014 Colorado’s Political Landscape

2 Office of the Governor Governor – John Hickenlooper Lieutenant Governor – Joe Garcia On November 2 nd, 2010, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was elected as the 42 nd Governor of Colorado and Joe Garcia as the Lieutenant Governor Key Governor’s Staff Members Governor’s Chief of Staff – Roxanne White Former Chief of Staff for Hickenlooper at the City of Denver Governor’s Lobbyists – Tracee Bentley and David Archer

3 Colorado General Assembly 2014 Colorado State House of Representatives 65 members each serving 2 year terms Term limits are set to 4 consecutive terms in the Colorado House 37 Democrats Speaker of the House – Rep. Mark Ferrandino, HD 2 – Denver Majority Leader – Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, HD 10 – Boulder Caucus Chair – Rep. Lois Court, HD 6 – Denver 28 Republicans Minority Leader – Rep. Brian Delgrosso, HD 51 –Ft. Collins Assistant Minority Leader – Rep. Libby Szabo, HD 27

4 Colorado General Assembly 2013 Colorado State Senate 35 members each serving 4 year terms Term limits are set to 2 consecutive terms in the Colorado Senate 18 Democrats Senate President – Sen. Morgan Carroll, SD 29 – Aurora Majority Leader – Sen. Rollie Heath, SD 19 – Boulder 17 Republicans Minority Leader – Sen. Bill Cadman, SD 10 – Colorado Springs Assistant Minority Leader – Sen. Mark Scheffel, SD 4 – Douglas County

5 COAHPERD’s Role Monitor, Support, Oppose Legislation Provide Research and Background on Key Issues Member Advocacy  Invite your local Legislator to your school  Phone Calls to Legislators  s to Legislators  Letters to the Editor  Testimony  Lobby Day

6 COAHPERD Vision for the Future The Colorado Health Foundation Physical Education Working Group  Mandatory Physical Education Proposals for 2015  Coalition building and legislator education Childhood Obesity Caucus

7 Who is Your Representative? officials/?lvl=L officials/?lvl=L


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