Colorado Democratic Party
|Speaker of the House||KC Becker|
|Senate Leader||Leroy Garcia|
|House Leader||Alec Garnett|
|Political position||Center to Center-left|
|National affiliation||Democratic Party|
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|Colorado House of Representatives|
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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
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
U.S. House of Representatives
- Diana DeGette, 1st District
- Joe Neguse, 2nd District
- Jason Crow, 6th District
- Ed Perlmutter, 7th District
- Governor: Jared Polis
- Lieutenant Governor: Dianne Primavera
- Attorney General: Phil Weiser
- Secretary of State: Jena Griswold
- Treasurer: Dave Young
- President of the Senate: Leroy Garcia
- Speaker of the House: KC Becker
- House Majority Leader: Alec Garnett
- Buie Seawell, former CDP chair
- Political party strength in Colorado
- Politics of Colorado
- Elections in Colorado
- Government of Colorado
- 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.