Shannon Bird


Rep. Bird represents House District 35, which includes the Adams County portion of Westmister and a portion of unincorporated Adams county just south and east of Westminster. Originally elected in November of 2018, she is now serving in her second term in the General Assembly. Representative Bird is the Chair of the House Finance Committee, a member of the Business Affairs & Labor Committee, the Pension Commission and the Pension Review Subcommittee.

Growing and maintaining a strong state economy, housing affordability and high quality public education are Representative Bird’s three policy priorities. A few examples of her work in these areas include legislation that doubled the state’s annual tax credit for affordable housing, Colorado’s Occupational Credential Portability Program, which allows licensed professionals moving to Colorado to have an easier time transferring their licenses so that they can start to work sooner and the Small Business Recovery Loan Program, which established a $50 million low interest rate loan fund for Colorado small businesses recovering from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic recession.

She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a B.A. in Economics. She later graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver, earning both an MBA and an MS in Finance. Representative Bird completed her education by earning a J.D. at the University of Denver College of Law.

Representative Bird has served her community in numerous ways. She was the citizen chairperson for her school district’s bond and mill levy override campaign; served as board chair of the Five Star Education Foundation and also served on the Westminster City Council just prior to being elected to the Colorado General Assembly. She and her husband David are the proud parents of two children who attend Adams 12 public schools. Representative Bird also manages a large menagerie of pets (three feisty cats and one spoiled dog)! In her free time, she is an avid reader, who loves to take long walks with friends and spend time with her family.

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Shannon Bird