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Colorado Senate
Type Upper house
President of the Senate Brandon Shaffer, (D)
since May, 2009
Majority Leader John P. Morse, (D)
since May, 2009
Minority Leader Josh Penry, (R)
since November 7, 2008
Members 35
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
ColoradoStateCapitolSenateChamber gobeirne.jpg
Senate Chamber,
Colorado State Capitol, Denver, CO, US

The Colorado Senate is the upper house of the Colorado General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is composed of 35 members elected from single-member districts, with each district having a population of about 123,000 as of the 2000 census. Senators are elected to 4-year terms, and are limited to 2 consecutive terms in office.

The Colorado Senate convenes at the State Capitol in Denver.


Composition of the Senate

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 20 15 35 0
Begin 21 14 35 0
Latest voting share 60% 40%


Position Senator District
President Brandon Shaffer 17
Majority Leader John P. Morse 11
Minority Leader Josh Penry 7

Members of the Colorado Senate

District Senator Party Residence Term Up
1 Greg Brophy Republican Wray 2010
2 Kenneth Kester Republican Las Animas 2010
3 Abel Tapia Democratic Pueblo 2010
4 Mark Scheffel Republican Sedalia 2012
5 Gail Schwartz Democratic Snowmass Village 2010
6 Bruce Whitehead Democratic Durango 2010
7 Josh Penry Republican Grand Junction 2010
8 Jack Taylor Republican Steamboat Springs 2012
9 David Schultheis Republican Colorado Springs 2010
10 Bill Cadman Republican Colorado Springs 2012
11 John Morse Democratic Colorado Springs 2010
12 Keith King Republican Colorado Springs 2012
13 Scott Renfroe Republican Greeley 2010
14 Bob Bacon Democratic Fort Collins 2012
15 Kevin Lundberg Republican Fort Collins 2010
16 Dan Gibbs Democratic Silverthorne 2012
17 Brandon Shaffer Democratic Longmont 2012
18 Rollie Heath Democratic Boulder 2012
19 Evie Hudak Democratic Arvada 2012
20 Maryanne Keller Democratic Wheat Ridge 2010
21 Betty Boyd Democratic Lakewood 2012
22 Mike Kopp Republican Littleton 2010
23 Shawn Mitchell Republican Broomfield 2012
24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic Thornton 2010
25 Mary Hodge Democratic Aurora 2012
26 Linda Newell Democratic Littleton 2012
27 Nancy Spence Republican Centennial 2012
28 Suzanne Williams Democratic Aurora 2012
29 Morgan Carroll Democratic Aurora 2012
30 Ted Harvey Republican Parker 2010
31 Pat Steadman Democratic Denver 2010
32 Chris Romer Democratic Denver 2010
33 Michael Johnston Democratic Denver 2012
34 Paula Sandoval Democratic Denver 2010
35 Joyce Foster Democratic Denver 2012

See also

External links

Senate of Colorado]


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