About Senator John Kefalas
Senator John Kefalas serves the people of Senate District 14, which spans Fort Collins. He was the ranking member of the Local Government Committee before being reassigned to the Business, Labor and Technology Committee, and he is a member of the Health and Human Services and Capital Development Committees. In addition, John serves on the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee and the Behavioral Health Transformation Council. From 2009 – 2014, John led the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force and served on the Flood Disaster Recovery Committee and the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He teaches public policy graduate courses at Colorado State University as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work. For more information please visit www.johnkefalas.org/biography.
State Senator (SD-14)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Legislative Awards & Recognitions
Champion for Economic Justice, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (2014)
Colorado Women’s Lobby, 100% Legislative Score (2016)
Legislative Advocate of the Year, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (2015)
Legislative Recognition Award, Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Larimer County (2015)
Legislator of the Year, Colorado Association of People Supporting Employment First (2016)
Legislator of the Year, Colorado Nonprofit Association (2016)
Legislator of the Year, Mental Health Colorado (2016)
Special Recognition Award-Service to Colorado's Seniors, Colorado Senior Lobby (2016)
About the 2017 General Assembly and Interim
The First Session of the 71st General Assembly began Wednesday, January 11 and ended Wednesday, May 10 with 681 bills introduced. State legislators (35 senators and 65 representatives) did the people's work and passed bipartisan legislation that will make a positive difference in people's lives and in our communities, including the state budget and the school finance act. I worked introduced various bills dealing with health care, government transparency, affordable housing, early childhood, transportation and other important issues. Some of these bills have become law. As always, I'm addressing tough issues in the Legislature and listening to you - work hard, be honest, serve others. Please visit the General Assembly website, www.leg.colorado.gov, which is a great resource about all legislative matters.
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