Colorado Republican Party
|Colorado Republican Party|
|Senate leader||Mike Kopp|
|House leader||Amy Stephens|
|Headquarters||5950 S. Willow Drive, Suite 302 Greenwood Village, CO 80111|
|National affiliation||Republican Party|
|Seats in the Upper House|
|Seats in the Lower House|
|Politics of the United States
The Colorado Republican Party is the state affiliate of the Republican Party in the U.S. state of Colorado. The party's headquarters is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Since March 2011, the state party chair is Denver attorney and former legal counsel to the Colorado Republican Party, Ryan Call.
The Colorado Federation of College Republicans is the student arm of the Colorado Republican party. As of April 2010, Troy Ard of Pueblo is Chairperson of the organization. The party also has many organizations in the counties of Colorado.
The Colorado Republican Party follows many of the traditional views of the Republican Party and prides itself in applying the U.S. Constitution to the state of Colorado. The party believes in the right to life, including unborn babies. They believe in personal responsibility thus, government should have a limited role in peoples lives. This includes reducing the size of the government, reducing taxes, regulation and government spending. They support any private and public initiatives to expand the private sector to create jobs. Colorado Republicans support a strong national defense as well as, strengthening border security to prevent illegal immigration. On the issue of health care, the party believes that the people should have the right to choose their own healthcare and should not be forced to have healthcare. The party also supports the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms. They support the proof of citizenship when registering to vote by requiring that a photo identification from a U.S., State, or local government source be presented to be allowed to vote. The party also believes in local, state, and federal policies to develop alternative energy solutions to reduce American dependence on foreign energy. In education the party supports the parents rights to choose the education for their children as well as abolishing the federal Department of Education and having education control returned to the states.
Current elected officials
The Colorado Republican Party control three of the statewide offices and hold the majority in the Colorado House of Representatives. Republicans also hold a 4-3 majority in the state's U.S. House delegation.
Members of Congress
- Senate Minority Leader: Mike Kopp
- Speaker of the House: Frank McNulty
- House Majority Leader: Amy Stephens
- Ryan Call, GOP Chair for Colorado, Elected in One Round The Denver Post, March 26, 2011. Retrieved on April 13, 2011.
- Colorado Republican Party
- Colorado Federation of College Republicans
- Weld County Republican Party
- Broomfield County Republican Party
- Arapahoe County Republicans
- The Jewish Republicans of Colorado