Rollie Heath

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Rollie Heath
Rollie Heath.jpeg
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 18th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2009[1]
Preceded by Ron Tupa
Personal details
Born (1937-12-28) December 28, 1937 (age 76)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Religion Christian

Stratton Rollins "Rollie" Heath, Jr. (born December 28, 1937) is a state legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado who currently serves as the Majority Leader of the Colorado State Senate. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2008, Heath represents Senate District 18, which encompasses Boulder, Colorado and portions of Boulder County.[2]

Political career[edit]

Heath was the Democratic nominee for Governor in 2002. He lost to incumbent Republican governor Bill Owens.[3]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

Heath faced University of Colorado Regent Cindy Carlisle in the August 12, 18th District Democratic Primary, defeating her 56% to 44%.

Heath was unopposed in the November 2008 general election. Heath's candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post.[4] and the Boulder Daily Camera. [5]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Heath was named to seats on the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee, the Senate Education Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee.[6]

In November 2008, Heath was named to a special legislative Committee on Job Creation and Economic Growth, tasked with developing recommendations on bolstering Colorado's economy before the 2009 legislative session.[7] Health has sponsored legislation to re-instate the Colorado Credit Reserve program to assist small businesses in obtaining loans,[8] and plans to sponsor legislation to provide matching funds to startup companies in the "clean energy" field.[9]

On October 9, 2013, Heath was elected as Majority Leader of the Colorado State Senate after the preceding Majority Leader Morgan Carroll was elected to replace recalled Colorado State Senator John Morse as President of the Colorado Senate.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate Journal - January 7, 2009" (pdf). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "State Senate District 18". COMaps. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  3. ^ Christian, Nichole M.; Cushman Jr, John H.; Day, Sherri; Dillon, Sam; Lewis, Neil A.; Pear, Robert; Pristin, Terry; Shenon, Philip et al. (2002-11-06). "The 2002 Elections: West; Colorado". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  4. ^ Editorial Board (23 October 2008). "The Post's picks for state Senate". Denver Post. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  6. ^ Jensen, Erika (13 November 2008). "Senate Democrats Announce Committee Assignments". The Cherry Creek News. Retrieved 2008-11-24. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Legislative Leaders Convene Committee On Job Creation & Economic Growth" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 20 November 2008. 
  8. ^ Mook, Bob (13 January 2009). "Bill to boost small-business loans reaches Senate". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  9. ^ Sealover, Ed (30 December 2008). "Jobs will be legislature's job No. 1". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  10. ^ Ivan Moreno (October 9, 2013). "Rollie Heath named Colorado Senate majority leader". dailycamera.com. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Gail Schoettler
Democratic Nominee for Governor of Colorado
2002
Succeeded by
Bill Ritter