David Ortiz represents House District 38 in Littleton, Eastern parts of Centennial, parts of Columbine Valley and Bowmar neighborhoods. He assumed office on January 13th, 2021 and currently is Vice-Chair for the State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee and serves on the Health & Insurance Committee.
Rep. Ortiz was born in Rapid City, South Dakota. Ortiz served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2015. He earned a joint bachelor's degree in international affairs and business administration from the University of Saint Thomas. Ortiz's career experience includes working as a lead legislative liaison with the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, a public speaker with the Craig Hospital Foundation, and program director with the VFW Post 1.
Representative Ortiz’s lifetime of service is defined by fighting for equity of opportunities and fighting for those in need. Whether he was helping Katrina evacuees resettle, creating educational exchanges and economic opportunities in his work at the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Development, fighting for improved care and rehabilitation for service members and veterans suffering from a spinal cord injury/illness, or advocating and lobbying for veterans and those with disabilities at our Colorado State Capitol; his servant leadership has been and is founded in his mission to fight for equality of opportunities for all.