There are Democrats (D), as well as Republicans ® serving in elected office in Colorado. Wellington Webb, the former mayor of Denver served for 12 years in the mayor’s office. Current mayor Michael Hancock will finish his third term as mayor in 2023. Colorado Black Elected Officials represent just a small fraction of the state’s leaders serving in elected office.
Many African Americans or Black people, have served, and continue to serve in elected office in the Centennial State of Colorado. We spent some time researching to see how far African Americans have come in the quest to gain influence in the state’s politics. The listing of this information on the Africa News Matters website does not constitute the endorsement of any of these politicians. It is for informational purposes only.
This list of Colorado Black Elected Officials is by no means complete.
Michael Hancock — Mayor, Denver
State Representative – House District 8
State Senator – Senate District 29
North Aurora, Unincorporated Arapahoe County
State Representative – House District 7
Far Northeast Denver
Dominique Jackson — District 42
Colorado State House
Shontel Lewis — District B
RTD Board of Directors
Dr. Cheryl Wink — City Council
Dr. Margaret Wright — Vice President
Pueblo School Board
State Senator – Senate District 28
State Senator – Senate District 33
Tony Exum Sr.
State Representative – House District 17
Southeast Colorado Springs
State Representative – House District 41
Southwest Aurora, Unincorporated Arapahoe County
State Representative – House District 40
Jennifer Allen-Thomas — Ward 2
Commerce City Council
Regina English — Vice President
Harrison School Board