Steve House was elected chairman of the Colorado Republican Committee in March, 2015, and brings over 30 years of business experience to the state Party. Steve has worked as an engineer, service manager, a sales leader and has held a variety of executive leadership roles in the healthcare industry.
Steve started life in a very small farming community in Michigan in a county that had more dairy cattle then people by a factor of 20. It was there that he learned a lot of valuable lessons about discipline, hard work, and spending every dollar wisely.
In 2010, Steve became a published author, writing a healthcare book titled Beauty in the Businesswith Dr. Gregory Buford, which lays the framework for doctors to have a successful business, focusing on customer service and satisfaction. Steve’s primary expertise is in Data and Analytics, a critical area for the state Party heading into the 2016 elections.
A proud family man, Steve and his wife Donna live in Brighton, Colorado. Donna serves on the Adams 27J School Board. Between the two of them, they have six children and two amazing grandchildren.
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).