|Assistant Minority Leader of the Colorado Senate|
January 7, 2015 – January 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Mark Scheffel|
|Succeeded by||Ray Scott|
|Majority Leader of the Colorado Senate|
October 9, 2013 – January 7, 2015
|Preceded by||Morgan Carroll|
|Succeeded by||Mark Scheffel|
|Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 18th district
January 7, 2009 – January 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Ron Tupa|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Fenberg|
December 28, 1937 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
Stratton Rollins "Rollie" Heath, Jr. (born December 28, 1937) is a former state legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado who previously served as the Colorado State Senate Assistant Minority Leader. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2008, Heath represented Senate District 18, which encompasses Boulder, Colorado and portions of Boulder County. Heath served as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader from October 2013 to 2014. Prior to winning elective office, Heath was the founding chairman of ProgressNow, a progressive advocacy organization. Term limited, he did not run for re-election in the 2016 elections, so his term ended in January, 2017.
Colorado General Assembly
For the 2009 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Heath was named to seats on the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee, the Senate Education Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee.
In November 2008, Heath was named to a special legislative Committee on Job Creation and Economic Growth, tasked with developing recommendations on bolstering Colorado's economy before the 2009 legislative session. Health has sponsored legislation to re-instate the Colorado Credit Reserve program to assist small businesses in obtaining loans, and in 2008 announced plans to sponsor legislation to provide matching funds to startup companies in the "clean energy" field.
On October 9, 2013, Heath was elected as Majority Leader of the Colorado State Senate after the preceding Majority Leader Morgan Carroll was elected to replace recalled Colorado State Senator John Morse as President of the Colorado Senate.
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- Official website
- Rollie Heath at Colorado General Assembly
- Rollie Heath at Project Vote Smart
- Rollie Heath at Ballotpedia
|Party political offices|
|Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado