(Jan. 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran announced changes this morning to House committee assignments for the 2018 legislative session.

Replacing the departed Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush as chairwoman of the Transportation & Energy Committee is Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, who had been vice chairwoman. The new vice chairwoman is Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango. Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, joins the committee to replace Rep. Mitsch Bush.

Chairman of the Local Government Committee is Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, and the vice chairman is Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs. They replace Reps. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, and Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver.

Vice chairwoman of the Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee is Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, replacing Rep. Mitsch Bush. New to the committee are Reps. Roberts and Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora, replacing Rep. Lebsock.

Rep. Roberts also joins the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, which becomes a 13-member committee in 2018.

House committee leadership and majority caucus appointments are at the sole discretion of the speaker of the House.

The 2018 session begins Wednesday.

 

Colorado House Committee Leadership and Democratic Membership Roster for 2018

Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources – 13 members
Chair: Arndt
Vice-Chair: Esgar
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Roberts
Valdez

Appropriations – 13 members
Chair: Young
Vice-Chair: Hamner
Danielson
Garnett
Hansen
Kraft-Tharp
Pabon
Winter

Business Affairs & Labor – 13 members
Chair: Kraft-Tharp
Vice-Chair: Winter
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Rosenthal

Education – 13 members
Chair: Pettersen
Vice Chair: Buckner
Bridges
Exum
Garnett
Lee
McLachlan

Finance – 13 members
Chair: Pabon
Vice-Chair: Foote
Benavidez
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Michaelson Jenet

Health, Insurance & Environment – 13 members
Chair: Ginal
Vice-Chair: Esgar
Buckner
Jackson
Kennedy
Lontine
Roberts

Judiciary – 11 members
Chair: Lee
Vice-Chair: Salazar
Benavidez
Foote
Herod
Melton
Weissman

Local Government – 13 members
Chair: Singer
Vice-Chair: Exum
Coleman
Gray
Lebsock
Rosenthal
Valdez

Public Health & Human Services – 13 members
Chair: Singer
Vice-Chair: Danielson
Ginal
Hooton
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen

State, Veterans & Military Affairs – 9 members
Chair: Foote
Vice-Chair: Lontine
Benavidez
Hooton
Melton
Weissman

Transportation & Energy – 13 members
Chair: Winter
Vice-Chair: McLachlan
Bridges
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Roberts

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