Senate Democrats Elect Senator Carroll as President, Senator Heath as Majority Leader
October 11–On Wednesday, the 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), the Majority Leader, to be the Senate President when the legislature convenes in January. Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) was elected Majority Leader.
The Democrats now control the Senate by one vote.
Political observers had been waiting for the Senate Democrats to elect new leaders in the wake of the recall election September 10th of Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), which was covered in the September 13th issue of The Colorado Chamber’s Colorado Capitol Report.
For more on this development, read:
“Business leaders cautious about new Colorado Senate president,” by Ed Sealover, The Denver
Business Journal, October 10th
“Dems elect Morgan Carroll as Senate president,” by Ed Sealover, The Denver Business Journal,
“Colorado Senate Democrats tap Morgan Carroll next president, “by Kurtis Lee, The Denver
Post, October 9th
“New GOP Senators sworn in,” by Peter Marcus, The Colorado Statesman, October 7th