DENVER (AP) – Pueblo’s Sen. Leroy Garcia will serve as president of a Colorado Senate taken over by Democrats in this week’s election.
Garcia was chosen Thursday by the 19-member Democratic Senate caucus.READ MORE: Stakeholders Considering Fees For 'Loved To Death' 14er Quandary Peak
Democrats eliminated an 18-17 GOP majority in the 35-member chamber.
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That completed a Colorado statehouse trifecta with Democrat Jared Polis’ gubernatorial win and a hefty Democratic majority in the House.
Sen. Lois Court of Arapahoe County was named president pro-tem. Sen. Steve Fenberg of Boulder County and Sen.-elect Faith Winter of Westminster were elected majority leader and caucus chair, respectively.
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