Chris Kennedy (Colorado politician)
Kennedy in 2018.
|Member of the Colorado House of Representatives|
from the 23rd district
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Max Tyler|
|Alma mater||University of Colorado Boulder|
Chris Kennedy is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. He represents District 23, which covers a portion of Jefferson County. He was elected to his seat in 2016, succeeding Max Tyler.
A Lakewood resident, Kennedy attended the University of Colorado Boulder and was an engineer before he entered politics. He has served as Democratic chairman of Jefferson County and ran U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter's 2014 reelection campaign.
In his first term, Kennedy served on the House Finance Committee and the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee.
In the 72nd General Assembly, Kennedy was elected as the Assistant Majority Leader and serves as Chair of the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee. Kennedy also serves on the Appropriations Committee.
Kennedy was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016, winning with 55.88% of the vote against Republican opponent Chris Hadsall.
In 2018, Chris Kennedy defeated Republican Joan Poston with 61.75% (17,882) to Poston's 38.25% (11,075 votes).
- Bartels, Lynn (April 1, 2015). "Chris Kennedy files to run for Rep. Max Tyler's Jeffco House seat". Denver Post. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "Representative Chris Kennedy". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "Christopher Louis Kennedy". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
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