Rod Bockenfeld

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Rod Bockenfeld
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 56th district
Assumed office
January 4, 2019
Preceded byPhilip Covarrubias
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Bockenfeld
ResidenceWatkins, Colorado
Alma materWestern Illinois University
University of Colorado
Occupationbanker, small business owner

Rod Bockenfeld is an American politician who is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the from the 56th District, which encompasses portions of Arapahoe and Adams counties, including the communities of Aurora, Bennett, Brick Center, Brighton, Byers, Comanche Creek, Commerce City, Deer Trail, Lochbuie, Peoria, Strasburg, Thornton, Todd Creek, and Watkins.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

A 1974 graduate of Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic school in Quincy, Illinois, Bockenfeld went on to attend Western Illinois University, from which he graduated in 1978 with a B.S. in law enforcement administration. He later graduated from the University of Colorado graduate school of banking.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2004, Bockenfeld was elected Arapahoe County Commissioner, a post he held for 12 years.[3] He was also chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.


After defeating the incumbent Philip Covarrubias in the primaries, Bockenfeld was elected in the general election on November 6, 2018, winning 56 percent of the vote over 41 percent of Democratic candidate Dave Rose.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Watkins, Colorado with his wife Susan.[2] He has five children and four grandchildren.


  1. ^ Colorado Reapportionment Commission Staff. Legislative District Information After 2011 Reapportionment: House District 56. Viewed: January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Rod Bockenfeld elected to Colorado Legislature". November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Mason, Kara (November 7, 2018). "Former Arapahoe County Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld wins HD56 race". Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Colorado Election Results - Election Results 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved November 24, 2018.