Representative Tammy Story moved to Colorado in 1987 with her husband, Mike. They settled in the foothills community of Conifer where they raised two wonderful children, became committed to improving their community, and fell in love with Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.
Tammy grew up in a military family, which meant nearly annual moves until she was 10 years old. Moving so frequently and growing up with three brothers taught her to be adventurous, flexible, and independent. After graduating from college, she went on to work as a speech pathologist and then a cabinet-maker.
While Tammy’s children were in school, she became more and more involved in advocating for effective public education, especially focused on Jefferson County Public Schools. For 18 years, she took on an advisory role to school administrators and school boards. For four years, she was a member and leader with the Jeffco Associations Legislative Forum, which is dedicated to discussions concerning education legislation with various stakeholders. Through this process,she learned from so many parents, students, teachers and administrators about how to make real improvements in our schools.
In 2015, she took on the role of Mountain Area Lead in the Jeffco Schools recall campaign of three school board members. It was a landslide success, with bipartisan support. This grassroots effort was a demonstration of what a motivated and informed community can do when they unite behind the shared value of strong and effective public education.
In 2018, Tammy was elected to be the Colorado State Senator for District 16 and is excited to continue her work as a State Representative for District 25. Her time in office has been a reflection of her commitment to community advocacy. She is excited to continue to serve the people of Colorado, fight for the public education system our students & teachers deserve, promote affordable & accessible healthcare, and advocate for safe environmental policy.