Chair of the Education Committee
Representative Barbara McLachlan is Chair of the House Education Committee and member of the House Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee. Rep. McLachlan represents House District 59 which includes Archuleta, La Plata, Hinsdale, Ouray, San Juan, and a section of Gunnison county.
Former teacher and journalist, Rep. McLachlan is a lifelong advocate for K-12 education and preparing Colorado students for a lifetime of success. During her time at the legislature, she championed dozens of bills to boost public school funding, improve student’s academic performance and address the teacher shortage. In addition to education policy, Rep. McLachlan is also focused on water and land conservation and supporting our farmers and ranches.