Colorado Democratic Party

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Colorado Democratic Party
Chairman Rick Palacio
Senate leader Morgan Carroll
House leader Mark Ferrandino
Headquarters Denver, CO
Ideology American liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Colorado Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its chair is Rick Palacio, and its executive director is Jennifer Koch (pronounced COOK).

The remaining officers are: Beverly Benevidez Ryken - First Vice Chair; Barbara Jones - Second Vice Chair; Carolyn Boller - Secretary; Christopher Ott - Treasurer.

The governing body of the party is the State Central Committee, which consists of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party in each of Colorado's 64 counties, and "bonus" members for larger counties.

Each county party elects its officers between February 1 and February 15 of each odd-numbered year; the state party then elects its officers in March of odd-numbered years.


The Colorado Democratic Party is responsible for arranging and staging the state convention in Presidential years and the state assembly every two years. The state convention selects delegates to the Democratic National Convention and Colorado's two at-large Presidential electors. The state assembly designates candidates for statewide offices, including the offices of Governor, Attorney-General, Colorado, Treasurer, C.U. Regent At-Large, and United States Senator. The party also adopts its platform at the state assembly.


Based on their 2010 party platform, it is Democratic Party of Colorado's goal to respect all people, no matter of race, religion, sex, or ethnicity and pledge to them that they will build and maintain a nation that is secure and respected worldwide. With that in mind, the Colorado Democratic party promises to maintain the same, high standards for all international relations by supporting the equal right of all people to have freedom of expression, religion and the pursuit of happiness. Additionally, they promise a quality public education, a clean and safe environment, a healthy future, and a fair living wage. It is their goal to create an ethical government and society that is fair, open and accountable to all people. They vow to accept fundamental responsibility to all future generations and to pursue only policies that are sustainable and maintain or improve global well-being.[1] The Colorado Democratic Party has joined the "9/11 truth movement" by adopting a platform calling for Investigation of 9/11 via 911 Truth News. :

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