Jim Riesberg

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Jim Riesberg
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 50th district
In office
January 12, 2005[1] – June 30, 2011 [2]
Preceded by Pamela Groeger
Succeeded by David Young
Personal details
Born (1942-04-04) April 4, 1942 (age 73)
Denver, Colorado
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sharron
Profession Gerontologist
Religion Lutheran

James "Jim" Riesberg (born April 4, 1942) is the Commissioner of Insurance for the Colorado Division of Insurance. He was appointed to the position by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on June 27, 2011 and joined the Division on July 1, 2011. He was confirmed by the Colorado State Senate on May 7, 2012.


Political career[edit]

In announcing his appointment, the Associated Press wrote that: "(Riesberg) will replace John Postolowski, who was appointed as interim commissioner in December. Postolowski will return to his position as deputy director. He became interim commissioner when Marcy Morrison, a former state representative, Manitou Springs mayor and El Paso County commissioner, stepped down as insurance commissioner. Riesberg will resign his House seat June 30."[3]

Riesberg is a former Colorado legislator. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2004, Riesberg represented House District 50, which encompasses eastern Greeley and Evans, Colorado.[4]

2008 legislative session[edit]

In the 2008 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Riesberg sat on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee, and was vice-chairman of the Joint Capital Development Committee. In the 2010 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Riesberg sat on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Health and Environment Committee. [5]

2008 election[edit]

In December 2007, Riesberg announced that he would seek a third term in the legislature in the 2008 legislative elections. Riesberg was unanimously nominated for a second term by Weld County Democrats in March 2008;[6][7]

2009 legislative session[edit]

2010 legislative session[edit]

2010 election[edit]

In 2010, Riesberg was elected to his fourth term as State House Representative to District 50.[8]

2011 legislative session[edit]

Following the 2011 legislative session, Riesberg was appointed to the Insurance Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper.[9] Riesberg resigned his seat, which was subsequently filled by David Young.


  1. ^ "Senate Journal - January 12, 2005" (PDF). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "House Journal - January 11, 2012" (PDF). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ "New Insurance Commissioner named for state". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  4. ^ "State House District 50". COMaps. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  5. ^ "House Committees of Reference". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
  6. ^ Casey, Chris (9 March 2008). "Weld Democrats turn out in force at convention". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  7. ^ Staff Reports (26 February 2008). "Weld Republicans choose candidates, will hold primaries for two commissioner seats". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  8. ^ Staff Reports (30 December 2006). "Riesberg to seek re-election". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  9. ^ "Hickenlooper names Jim Riesberg Insurance Commissioner". 

External links[edit]

  • [1] - Colorado Division of Insurance profile