Meet the Staff

Chief of Staff

Tim Griesmer

Tim Griesmer has been the Chief of Staff for the Colorado Senate Republicans since January 2019. He previously served as the legislative liaison for former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Tim is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the University of Denver Institute for Public Policy Studies. He lives in Denver.

Communications Director

Joshua Bly

A fourth generation Colorado native, Joshua was born in Denver and raised in Weld County. He has been with the Senate Minority Office since 2021, having previously interned in the Statehouse. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder where he studied Political Science and Finance. When he’s not at the State Capitol, Joshua can usually be found in the mountains, reading, or trying to break his marathon personal record. 

Deputy Policy Director

Taylor Boyer

Taylor Boyer is serving as the Legislative Analyst for the Colorado Senate Republicans in 2022 – his third session with the caucus. Taylor grew up in Northeastern Colorado and has recently taken up beekeeping as a hobby. Prior to serving in the Senate, Taylor lived abroad for two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica. When Taylor is not distributing bill sheets on the Senate floor, he can be found eating curried goat and oxtail whilst tending to his numerous bee stings. Taylor lives with his wife in Glendale.

Policy Director

Jason Helland

Jason Helland is the Policy Director for the Colorado Senate Republicans – a position he has held since 2017. Mr. Helland is a member of the Colorado Bar and his church council. Additionally, Mr. Helland is an avid hockey fan who loves any opportunity to talk about last night’s games or trade rumors. A native from the Dakotas (North Dakota born, South Dakota raised), Mr. Helland now lives in Denver with his wife where the two can frequently be found reading or re-watching Harry Potter films.

Office Director & Executive Assistant to the Minority Leader

Jerry Wheeler

Jerry Wheeler joined the staff as Office Director and Executive Assistant to the Minority Leader.  He brings to the position his experience of 21 years as a Legislative Aide to over a dozen legislators. He roots for the Rockies and is a major movie fan.  He resides in Denver, and remains active in the Denver GOP where he has been a volunteer, district captain, and candidate.

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