About Senator John Kefalas
Senator John Kefalas serves the people of Senate District 14, which spans Fort Collins. He is the ranking member of the Local Government Committee, serves as a new member of the Health and Human Services Committee, and a member of the Capital Development Committee. In addition, John serves on the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee, Behavioral Health Transformation Council and the All Payer Claims Database Advisory Committee. 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. 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
The 71st General Assembly began Wednesday, January 11, and we are currently past the half-way mark heading towards sine die on May 10th. We state legislators (35 in the Senate, and 65 in the House), along with our teams of aides, interns and Capitol staff are doing the people’s work to the best of our abilities. I am working on various bills dealing with health care, government transparency, affordable housing, early childhood, transportation and other important issues. As always, I'm working hard to address tough issues in the Legislature and doing my best to listen. Please visit the General Assembly website, www.leg.colorado.gov to see the day to day updates on legislative activities. Live streaming of committee hearings and video footage of Senate and House floor debates are also available through this website.
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