Colorado Government: It's an Election Year!
It's an Election Year, How Can I Help?
Governor, John Hickenlooper, and Lieutenant Governor, Donna Lynne. have reached their term limit so by November 7th, we will have a new governor as well as many many new legislators. Please research candidates' stance on heatlhcare and healthcare IT before you vote!
Colorado State Legislature Q&A – Visit https://leg.colorado.gov
Legislators are elected to represent all the residents of Colorado. The opinions of individual citizens are very important to your legislators. Realizing that we can have some influence with the legislature, more and more citizens have gotten involved and have worked with Legislators on issues. With the right focus and tending, one of our HIT causes could become law in Colorado.
Legislators may be contacted in person, by telephone, or by mail in order to express an opinion on proposed legislation or to suggest future legislation. Obtain your legislator's name and address from your county by visiting the legislative website. Specific Senator and Representative names and contact information can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators
There are three branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The legislative branch is the lawmaking power of the state and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The General Assembly, which is the Senate and House combined, meets annually, beginning in January and continuing for 120 days. State legislators pass laws that affect Colorado.
Colorado House of Representatives - 65 state Representatives - elected for two-year terms - limited to four consecutive terms
Colorado Senate - 35 state Senators - elected for four-year terms - limited to two consecutive term