In the 2019 legislative session, majority Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives voted to designate KC Becker the 59th Speaker of the House, one of the top three positions in the state government. She serves as the third consecutive female speaker in the House.
Over the last two years, Rep. Becker served as the House Majority Leader, organizing the legislative calendar and ensuring all bills that make it to the House Floor receive full and fair consideration.
During her time in the Colorado House of Representatives, Rep. Becker sponsored key legislation increasing broadband access to rural Coloradans, ensuring the financial stability of the state's pension system (PERA) and maintaining funding for beleaguered hospitals through the Hospital Provider Fee. She has also worked on environmental legislation to ensure the health and safety of our communities and maintain access to Colorado's great outdoors.
Rep. Becker represents House District 13, which includes parts of Boulder County and all of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Jackson counties. It is the only House district that spans the Continental Divide.
Prior to her legislative service, she served on the Boulder City Council, where she was the council’s representative on the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority and was the city’s representative to the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
She also worked briefly in real estate development, but most of her career was at the Department of the Interior, working on environmental and natural resources law. Rep. Becker graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in government, then went on to get her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, where she was president of the Public Interest Law Project. Rep. Becker also has an M.S. in real estate development and construction management from the University of Denver’s Sturm School of Business.
She lives in Boulder with her husband, Miles Kunkel, and their two young sons, Ryder and Leo.