Speaker of the House
Representative Julie McCluskie is the first female from the Western Slope to serve as Speaker of the House and represents House District 13 which includes Chaffee, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Park, and Summit counties.
Over her years as a State Representative, McCluskie has served on the committee of Rural
Affairs & Agriculture, Education, Appropriations, Wildfire Matters, Early Childhood and School
Readiness Commission, and as Chair of the Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance. Notably, she was appointed to the Joint Budget Committee in January 2020 and was appointed Chair of the JBC in November 2021. She was elected Speaker of the House for the 74th General Assembly.
Speaker McCluskie’s legislative achievements include increasing and securing public education funding, affordable housing initiatives, student success and workforce revitalization programs, water and wildlife conservation, and preserving the Colorado way of life for those living from the the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope and everywhere in between.