Colorado Senate

Preliminary state legislative maps released by redistricting commission

BY: - June 29, 2021

Colorado’s Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission on Tuesday released preliminary plans for the state’s once-a-decade update to the Colorado General Assembly’s 100 legislative districts, but the commission cautioned that final details are likely to change as it receives public feedback and more granular population data. The preliminary maps draw new boundaries for 65 seats in the […]

Sen. Leroy Garcia

Q&A with Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia

BY: - January 28, 2021

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat who works as a paramedic, figures his low tolerance for “political bickering and brinkmanship” earned him the support of his colleagues in the Legislature. The Marine Corps veteran was first elected to the Colorado Senate in 2014. Before that, he’d served for two years in the state […]

State Sen. Chris Holbert

Q&A with Chris Holbert, Colorado Senate minority leader

BY: - January 21, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, a Republican from Parker, was first elected to the Colorado House in 2010. He won election to the state Senate in 2014 and again in 2018. Having spent a decade at the Capitol — about half of that time when Republicans were in control — Holbert, 59, knows the ins […]

Colorado Senate

Spending on legislative races spells trouble for Colorado Republicans

BY: - October 21, 2020

As millions of dollars in campaign contributions from large corporations and “dark money” nonprofits pour into Colorado’s legislative elections, spending figures show that Democrats are well-positioned to defend, and potentially expand, their crucial majority in the state Senate in 2021. Disclosure reports filed with the Colorado secretary of state’s office show that deep-pocketed conservative super […]

Dark money, corporate cash fuel battle for Colorado legislature

BY: - October 21, 2020

Control of the Colorado State Senate is once again up for grabs in the 2020 election, and although most analysts favor Democrats to maintain their slight majority in the upper chamber, voters will ultimately determine the balance of power in the statehouse in a handful of key races next month. But whatever the outcome, one […]