November 29, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Rhonda Fields has vaulted onto 5280 magazine’s annual list of the 50 most powerful Coloradans. Rep. Fields, ranked 37th, and state Sen. Michael Johnston, 30th, are the only state legislators on the magazine’s list, published in its December edition. Rep. Fields (D-Aurora) has only been in office one year. She
Nov. 28, 2011 (Denver) – House Democrats completed their leadership team today, electing Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst as caucus whip and Rep. Dan Pabon as deputy whip. Rep. Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) had been deputy whip and was unopposed for the whip position, which was open because Rep. Claire Levy was appointed on Nov. 18 to the
Nov. 18, 2011 (Denver) – In his first act as the new leader of the House Democrats, Rep. Mark Ferrandino appointed Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to take his place on the Joint Budget Committee. The JBC writes the state’s annual budget and has had to trim more than $5 billion from state expenditures since the
November 18, 2011 (Denver) – The Democratic caucus in the state House of Representatives elected Rep. Mark Ferrandino today as minority leader. Rep. Ferrandino was elected by acclamation at a caucus meeting this morning in the state Capitol. He succeeds Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, who announced his resignation from the leadership position on Tuesday. Rep.