Cole Wist

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Cole Wist
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Wist in 2018.
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 37th district
In office
January 12, 2016 – January 4, 2019
Preceded byJack Tate
Succeeded byTom Sullivan
Personal details
Born (1962-12-24) 24 December 1962 (age 56)
Fort Worth, Texas
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceArapahoe County, Colorado
Alma materJ.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1988
B.A., University of Denver, 1985

Cole Wist is an attorney and former state representative from Arapahoe County, Colorado. A Republican, Wist represented Colorado House of Representatives District 37 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in the House.

He was originally appointed to the office after his predecessor, Jack Tate, resigned to fill a vacant State Senate seat.[1] Wist then ran for the office in the November, 2016 general election and won, beating his Democratic challenger with 54.65% of the vote.[2] Wist ran for reelection in 2018 but lost to Democrat Tom Sullivan.[3]

Early life and family[edit]

Wist was born in Fort Worth, Texas,[4] but he was raised in Paonia, Colorado. He and his wife Susan have three daughters.[5]


Wist earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in 1985. He also holds a J.D. Degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He works as an attorney at Ogletree, Deakins.[6]


  1. ^ Bunch, Joey. Cole Wist chosen to fill District 37 seat in the Colorado House. The Denver Post Blogs: The Spot for Politics & Policy, January 10, 2016. Viewed: 2017-01-13.
  2. ^ Ballotpedia. Cole Wist. Viewed: 2017-01-13.
  3. ^ "Colorado election results: November 6, 2018 election". Colorado Secretary of State. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  4. ^ Vote Smart. Cole Wist's Biography. Viewed: 2017-01-13.
  5. ^ Wist, Cole. Experience, Passion and Common Sense for Colorado. Viewed: 2017-01-13.
  6. ^ Ogletree, Deakins. People: Cole A. Wist.

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