Colorado elected officials: Who to contact

by DGO Web Administrator

Contacting your elected officials, if you’ve never done it, can seem like quite the process. DGO’s sorted through all the muck. Here’s who they are and how to contact them:

Durango elected officialsCity managerThe city manager oversees all departments, offices, and agencies of city government. They manage and develop Durango’s budget and accomplish other duties as assigned by City Council.

Ron LeBlanc, city managerContact: [email protected], 375-5005

City CouncilCity Council is made up of five members who are in charge of policy and legislative decisions for Durango. City Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, which are open to the public. Most meetings are held at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave., but check the website for other locations.

Dick White, mayorContact: [email protected]; 382-0049

Sweetie Marbury, mayor pro temContact: [email protected]; 259-0218

Melissa Youssef, city councilor Contact: [email protected]; 759-6477

Dean Brookie, city councilor Contact: [email protected]; 749-3189

Chris Bettin, city councilorEmail: [email protected]

Phone: 903-7951

More info on City Council: http://bit.ly/2w1Gpa4

More info on board openings: http://bit.ly/2xgwNGU

More info on Durango elections: http://www.durangogov.org/election

Colorado elected officialsGovernorThe duty of a governor varies state by state. Main roles include being the state’s official administrator, legislature negotiator, and being an official representative of the state’s citizens throughout the nation.

John Hickenlooper, Democratic governor Phone: 303-866-2471

Website: www.colorado.gov/governor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hickforco

U.S. SenatorsThere are 100 total senators, two for each of the 50 states. Senators are a part of the legislative branch which writes and votes on new laws.

Michael Bennet, DemocratPhone: 202-224-5852

Website: www.bennet.senate.gov

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenBennetCO

Cory Gardner, RepublicanPhone: 202-224-5941

Website: www.gardner.senate.gov

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sencorygardner

U.S. Representatives The House of Representatives, at 435 members, is larger than the Senate. States with larger populations have more representatives than states with smaller populations. The House writes bills and votes on them to create laws.

Scott R. Tipton, Republican, District 3 (Durango’s district)Phone: 202-225-4761

Website: https://tipton.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepTipton

Diana DeGette, Democrat, District 1Phone: 202-225-4431

Website: https://degette.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepDianaDeGette

Jared Polis, Democrat, District 2Phone: 202-225-2161

Website: https://polis.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepJaredPolis

Ken Buck, Republican, District 4Phone: 202-225-4676

Website: https://buck.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepKenBuck

Doug Lambourn, Republican, District 5Phone: 202-225-4422

Website: https://lamborn.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/repdlamborn

Mike Coffman, Republican, District 6Phone: 202-225-7882

Website: https://coffman.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/repmikecoffman

Ed Perlmutter, Democrat, District 7Phone: 202-225-2645

Website: https://perlmutter.house.gov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/repperlmutter

Colorado State Senate, House of RepresentativesColorado’s state Legislature is made up of a Senate and House of Representatives, mirroring the national structures. The following representatives are elected officials that cover Durango’s territory for the Colorado Legislature.

The state Senate and state House make sure that Colorado’s laws reflect the wants of Colorado’s population, even if the U.S. Senate and U.S. House are nationally moving in a different direction.

Don Coram, Republican senatorPhone: 303-866-4884

Website: www.doncoram.com

Twitter: N/A

Barbara McLachlan, Democratic representativePhone: 303-866-2914

Website: www.barbaramclachlan.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarbaraforCO

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