When visiting the website of the Colorado General Assembly, you’ll find a menu of topics that organize that massive and growing library of information into general topics. Where that menu will appear on your screen and how you might go about selecting a category depends on whether you are using a desktop or laptop computer versus a mobile device such as tablet or phone. From a computer, the menu will likely appear horizontally along the top of your browser window. From a mobile device, look for three horizontal bars and then press that icon to open the menu.
The fourth category in that menu is titled “Legislators”, which provides access to the following information:
- Legislators – a roster of the current 65 State Representatives and 35 State Senators
- Find My Legislator – an interactive map with address search field
- House Term Limits – a list of the current 65 State Representatives and the Year that each is term limited
- Senate Term Limits – a list of the current 35 State Senators and the Year that each is term limited
- Past and Present Legislators – a searchable database of current and former members of the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate
Selecting the Legislators option will direct you to a page where you can download a Member Directory in Excel format, which provides the First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Telephone Number, Committee Membership, Party Affiliation, and District Number for each of the 100 Colorado state legislators. The Legislators page also includes links to rosters of the House and Senate Leadership. Finally, the Legislators page provides an online database that can be sorted by Chamber, Party, Name Ascending, Name Descending, District Number Ascending, or District Number Descending. Note that the online rosters allow you to click on a member’s name or photo to access his/her individual member page.
The Find My Legislator option will direct you to a page where you can enter your street address to determine which state Representative and Senator represent you. Each resident of Colorado is represented by one state Representative and one state Senator. The page also provides an interactive map of Colorado where you can zoom in/out, swipe left/right/up/down, and click/tap to determine the two state legislators who represent an area of interest to you.
The House Term Limits option provides access to a downloadable PDF list of the current 65 Colorado state Representatives, their respective District Number, the Date that each was Sworn In, and the Year that each member will be Term Limited in that chamber.
The Senate Term Limits option provides access to a downloadable PDF list of the current 35 Colorado state Senators, their respective District Number, the Date that each was Sworn In, and the Year that each member will be Term Limited in that chamber.
The Past and Present Legislators option provides access to the Legislator History Database, which lists current and former member of the Colorado General Assembly alphabetically by Last Name, District Number, Political Party, Chamber by Year, and County. The database also provides a Search tool that can be used to find information about legislators based on those same categories.