Colorado Democratic Party

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Colorado Democratic Party
ChairpersonMorgan Carroll
Speaker of the HouseKC Becker
Senate LeaderLeroy Garcia
House LeaderAlec Garnett
HeadquartersDenver, CO
IdeologyModern liberalism
Political positionCenter to Center-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
U.S. Senate
1 / 2
U.S. House
4 / 7
Statewide offices
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Colorado Senate
19 / 35
Colorado House of Representatives
41 / 65

The Colorado Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its Chair is Morgan Carroll.

The remaining officers are: Howard Chou - First Vice Chair; Bob Seay - Secretary; Rita Simas - Treasurer.

The governing body of the party is the State Central Committee, which consists of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party in each of Colorado's 64 counties, and "bonus" members for larger counties.

Each county party elects its officers between February 1 and February 15 of each odd-numbered year; the state party then elects its officers in March of odd-numbered years.


The Colorado Democratic Party manages and oversees statewide coordinated campaigns and is responsible for arranging and staging the state convention in Presidential years and the state assembly every two years. The state convention selects delegates to the Democratic National Convention and Colorado's Presidential electors. The state's assemblies designate candidates for statewide, congressional, district attorneys, state legislative and county offices, including the offices of Governor, Attorney-General, Colorado, Treasurer, C.U. Regent At-Large, and United States Senator. The party also adopts its platform at the state convention.


Based on their 2010 party platform, it is Democratic Party of Colorado's goal to respect all people, no matter of race, religion, sex, or ethnicity and pledge to them that they will build and maintain a nation that is secure and respected worldwide. With that in mind, the Colorado Democratic party promises to maintain the same, high standards for all international relations by supporting the equal right of all people to have freedom of expression, religion and the pursuit of happiness. Additionally, they promise a quality public education, a clean and safe environment, a healthy future, and a fair living wage. It is their goal to create an ethical government and society that is fair, open and accountable to all people. They vow to accept fundamental responsibility to all future generations and to pursue only policies that are sustainable and maintain or improve global well-being.

Current elected officials[edit]

Democrats hold all of the state's five statewide offices, a majority in the Colorado House of Representatives and a majority in the Colorado Senate. The party also holds one of the state's U.S. Senate seats and four of its seven U.S. House of Representatives seats.

Members of Congress[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Statewide offices[edit]

Legislative leadership[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alan Ware (1979). "The End of Party Politics? Activist-Officeseeker Relationships in the Colorado Democratic Party". British Journal of Political Science. 9. JSTOR 193433.
  • Thomas E. Cronin; Robert D. Loevy (1993). Colorado Politics & Government: Governing the Centennial State. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-1451-0.

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