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Colorado Democratic Party
Party Chairman Pat Waak
Senate Leader Peter Groff
Ken Gordon
House Leader Andrew Romanoff
Alice Madden
Headquarters 777 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Political ideology American Liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Color(s) Blue
Web Site

The Colorado Democratic Party is the state affiliate of the United States Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its chair is Patricia Waak, and its executive director is Sherry Jackson.

The remaining officers are: Dan Slater - First Vice Chair; Margaret Atencio - Second Vice Chair; Carolyn Boller - Secretary; Butch Hicks - Treasurer.

The Colorado Democratic Party is based in Denver, with a headquarters at 777 N. Santa Fe Avenue, in Denver. The governing body of the Party is the State Central Committee, which consists of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party in each of Colorado's 64 counties, and "bonus" members for larger counties.

Each county party elects its officers between February 1 and February 15 of each odd-numbered year; the State Party then elects its officers in March of odd-numbered years.

The Colorado Democratic Party is responsible for arranging and staging the state convention in Presidential years and the state assembly every two years. The state convention selects delegates to the Democratic National Convention, as well as Colorado's two at-large Presidential electors. The state assembly designates candidates for statewide offices, including the offices of Governor, Attorney-General, Colorado, Treasurer, C.U. Regent At-Large, and United States Senator. The Party also adopts its platform at the state assembly.

Beginning in 2004, the Colorado Democratic Party started making huge gains: in 2004, Democratic state attorney general Ken Salazar captured retiring Republican Ben Nighthorse Campbell's U.S. Senate seat, and his brother John Salazar won the Western Colorado-based 3rd House District seat. In 2006, Colorado Democrats won the Governorship, control of both houses of the Colorado General Assembly, as well as the 7th House District. In 2008, the state was carried by Democrat Barack Obama; the last time Colorado was carried by a Democrat was in 1992 by Bill Clinton. In addition, Democratic 2nd House District Representative Mark Udall also won the other U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Wayne Allard, and entrepreneur Betsy Markey defeated incumbent Marilyn Musgrave for the Eastern Colorado-based 4th House District. The 2nd House District remained in Democratic control with the election of Jared Polis.

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