Rep. Jonathan Singer is serving his sixth session representing House District 11 in Longmont and eastern Boulder County. He is chairman of the Public Health Care and Human Services Committee.
Rep. Singer is a leading architect of the regulatory framework established for recreational marijuana, which was approved by the voters of Colorado in 2012. He is the author of numerous bills setting standards for the newly legalized industry, aimed at total accountability and transparency around the production and sale of marijuana, suppressing the black market and keeping the drug out of the hands of kids and criminals. In the 2017 session, he sponsored a bill to create a resource bank of information for all public schools to use when educating students about the effects of marijuana. He also sponsored a bill to list PTSD as a disorder legally treated by medical marijuana.
Rep. Singer has advocated for youths through several other bills during the 2017 session, including a bill to make it easier for children to be adopted and a bill to provide resiliency programs to child welfare caseworkers to support them in their vital but highly stressful work.
He has also been a champion for the Coloradans – many of them from his district – who lost property and livelihoods in the catastrophic Front Range floods of 2013.
Rep. Singer has an extensive background in social work, having served for nearly a decade with child protection and family services in Boulder County. Before that, he worked for the Denver Office of Economic Development.
Rep. Singer received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Colorado State University. He has been a volunteer in the community for most of his life — from sitting on the Longmont Planning and Zoning Commission to volunteering for organizations such as the CSU Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Boulder County Safe House.
He met his wife, Allison, while volunteering at the Boulder Public Library when they were both in high school. They live in Longmont with their children, Gwendolyn and William.