(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
Appropriations – 13 members
Business Affairs & Labor – 13 members
Education – 13 members
Vice Chair: Buckner
Finance – 13 members
Health, Insurance & Environment – 13 members
Judiciary – 11 members
Local Government – 13 members
Public Health & Human Services – 13 members
State, Veterans & Military Affairs – 9 members
Transportation & Energy – 13 members