Ryan Call was elected to the Republican National Committee as the State Chairman of Colorado in 2011. Ryan was born in Denver, grew up in Adams County, and attended Ranum High School in Federal Heights. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver in 2005, and his M.B.A. in finance and organizational management and B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied biochemistry and Spanish.
Ryan is an attorney and Of Counsel with the Denver law firm of Hale Westfall, LLP, where he provides legal counsel and strategic advice to a broad range of corporations and trade associations, tax-exempt non-profits and advocacy organizations, political party committees, candidate and political action committees, and individuals.
Ryan previously served as a member of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council, as a Commissioner appointed by Governor Bill Owens to the Colorado Access to Justice Commission, and worked for two sessions as a legislative aide in the Colorado General Assembly. He has served as a member of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Advisory Panels on Election Law and Campaign Finance and Lobbyist Regulation, and the Colorado Lawyer’s Committee Election Law Task Force. In addition to his membership in the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Ryan has been an active member of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Federalist Society, the Republican National Lawyer’s Association, and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Prior to his election as State Chairman, Ryan served as the State Party’s legal counsel from 2006 to 2011, assisting Party leaders, candidates and grassroots activists in navigating increasingly complicated campaign finance rules, election laws, and Party organizational questions. In the months leading up to the 2008 elections, he took a leave of absence from his law practice to work full-time as In House Counsel and as Political Director for the Colorado GOP. His work for the State Party has involved traveling the state, fielding countless inquiries from local leaders and candidates, and leading numerous grassroots trainings.
Ryan’s heart is and has always been with the grassroots of the conservative movement. He entered politics as a campus leader of the College Republicans at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and served as the State Chairman of the Colorado Youth for Bush effort during the 2000 campaign. In the two years he served as the State Chairman of the Colorado College Republicans, the organization started ten new campus groups and recruited thousands of young people to the Republican Party. He was elected by his peers to serve for two years as the National Co-Chairman of the College Republican National Committee, and in that capacity assisted with national fundraising and continued to provide training and support, and rally young volunteers for the Republican cause. He is a graduate of the Republican Leadership Program (now Leadership Program of the Rockies), class of 2000.
Prior to his election as State Chairman, Ryan volunteered as a precinct committeeperson and later served for four years as County Party Vice-Chairman and for two years as the Chairman of the Denver Republican Party.
Ryan and his wife Brittany now live in Arapahoe County with their four young children: Aaron, Lauren, Andrew and Eleanor. In addition to his significant political and community involvement, he volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and as a merit badge counselor for the local troop of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mike Kopp was elected as the National Committeeman from Colorado in July of 2012. He is currently the Manager of Corporate Affairs for Intermountain Rural Electric Association.
Mr. Kopp served in Colorado’s state senate from 2007 to 2011 as was elected by his colleagues to lead the Republican caucus as Minority Leader. Previously, he had enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Ranger qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. During his military service he was deployed to Honduras in support of Operation Golden Pheasant; he later served in the Gulf War in Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1991 with the rank of Sergeant. He received two Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Army Achievement Medal.
After serving in the Army, Mr. Kopp worked with fire-fighting crews for the National Park Service and for the United States Border Patrol’s Detention and Deportation Division. He has also worked in the non-profit and ministry fields and earned a B.A. in ministry from North Central University in Minneapolis and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Mr. Kopp and his wife, Shannon, live in Golden, CO with their children, Meghan, Ethan, Allie and Soren.
GARDNER, Cory, a Senator and a Representative from Colorado; born in Yuma, Yuma County, Colo., on August 22, 1974; graduated from Yuma High School, Yuma, Colo., 1993; B.A., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., 1997; J.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 2001; agricultural advocate; staff, United States Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado, 2002-2005; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 2005-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.
BUCK, Kenneth Robert, a Representative from Colorado; born in Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y., February 16, 1959; graduated from Ossining High School, Ossining, N.Y., 1977; A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1981; J.D., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., 1985; business executive; staff, United States House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, 1986-1987; attorney, United States Department of Justice, 1987-1990; attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, District of Colorado, 1990-2002; Weld County Colorado, district attorney, 2005-2014; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
TIPTON, Scott, a Representative from Colorado; born in Espanola, Rio Arriba County, N. Mex., November 9, 1956; graduated from Cortez High School; B.A., Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo., 1978; business owner; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 2008-2010; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2006; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).
LAMBORN, Doug, a Representative from Colorado; born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kans., May 24, 1954; graduated from Lansing High School, Lansing, Kans.; B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., 1978; J.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., 1985; lawyer, private practice; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 1995-1998; member of the Colorado state senate, 1998-2006, president pro tempore, 1999-2000; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).
COFFMAN, Mike, a Representative from Colorado; born in Fort Leonard Wood, Pulaski County, Mo., March 19, 1955; attended Aurora Central High School, Aurora, Colo.; received graduation equivalency degree through the United States Army; B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 1979; United States Army, 1972-1974; United States Army Reserve, 1975-1978; United States Marine Corps, 1979-1982; United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1983-1994, 2005-2006; small business owner; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 1989-1994; member of the Colorado state senate, 1994-1998; Colorado state treasurer, 1999-2007; Colorado secretary of state, 2007-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).