Larry Crowder

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Larry Crowder
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
January 15, 2013
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cheri

Larry Crowder is a legislator in the U.S. of State of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado Senate in 2012, he currently represents Senate District 35 which encompasses parts of Pueblo County, and all of Alamosa County, Baca County, Bent County, Conejos County, Costilla County, Crowley County, Custer County, Huerfano County, Kiowa County, Las Animas County, Mineral County, Otero County, Prowers County, Rio Grande County, and Saguache County.

Biography and early career[edit]

Crowder proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, with service in Vietnam.

In 2000 Crowder was elected as the Chairman of the South Central Workforce Board, a position that he held through 2010. Beginning in 2004, he was also elected to serve as the Alamosa County Land Use Board Chair, a position that he continues to serve. Crowder also serves on the Alamosa County Draft Board (2008–present) and acted as the Alamosa County GOP Chair from 2004 to 2010.

Crowder lives in Alamosa, Colorado with his wife Cheri and their two children.

Colorado State Senate[edit]

2012 Election[edit]

Due to reapportionment and population shifts, Senate District 35, which used to be located in the urban Denver area, was relocated to the rural eastern plains. District 35 was drawn into the middle of former Senate Districts 1 and 2, which includes Walsenburg, Saguache, Lamar and the surrounding areas.

Crowder faced no opposition in the primary elections, but faced Democratic opponent Crestina Martinez in the general election. Crowder won the election with a 1,672 vote margin.[1]

2013 Legislative Session[edit]

For the 2013 legislative session, Senator Crowder was appointed to serve on the Health and Human Services Committee, as well as the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. In April 2013, Crowder became the only Republican in the State Senate to vote to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[2]


  1. ^ "Denver Post Election Results". Denver Post. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Medicaid expansion, Fort Lyons, rape kit measures all move forward at Capitol". KDVR. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 

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