Senator John Kefalas for Larimer County Commissioner District 1
"On October 4, I officially announced my run for the Larimer County Commissioner District 1 seat that voters will decide in November 2018. We have filed the necessary paperwork, assembled a campaign team and opened a committee account under the name Kefalas for Larimer County. We are developing the details of our policy platform and welcome your input. At this time, I invite you to support me and this campaign with a donation." -John Kefalas
For more information please visit John Kefalas for Larimer County Commissioner.
About Senator John Kefalas
Senator John Kefalas serves the people of Senate District 14, which spans Fort Collins. In the 2018 session, John is a member of the Health and Human Services, Local Government 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 a part-time faculty member in the School of Social Work. For more information www.johnkefalas.org/biography.
State Senator (SD-14)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Legislative Awards & Recognitions
Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (2018)
Sue O'Brien Award for Public Service, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (2018)
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)
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)
Champion for Economic Justice, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (2014)
The 2018 Legislative Session
The Second Session of the 71st General Assembly began Wednesday, January 10 and ended Wednesday, May 9 - 120 days. I sponsored various bills this session: continuing the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit; enhancing protections of minors who are victims of human trafficking; increasing consumer protections with Free-Standing Emergency Departments; employment first for persons with disabilities; updates to the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act; support for foster parents; protecting youth for institutional abuse; prescription drug price transparency; manufactured housing tax exemptions; and a few others. As always, I'm addressing tough issues in the Legislature and listening to you. I live by the core values that my father taught me - work hard, be honest, serve others.
Please visit the General Assembly website, www.leg.colorado.gov, which is a great resource for all legislative matters. If you are interested in the specific details of any of my bills, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me during the interim by email or phone. Thank you for engaging.
"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate"- Thomas Jefferson