Welcome to the Official Rachel Zenzinger website

When I ran for this seat in the Colorado State Senate in 2016, I emphasized in all my public appearances that I would represent the best interests of my constituency, regardless of party or politics. I have adhered to that promise without exception.

I represent District 19 in the Senate, which encompasses most of Arvada plus the Jefferson County side of Westminster. It’s a politically diverse district, and that means I have to consider the preferences of members of the two major political parties, unaffiliated voters, members of minor parties, and of course residents of the district who don’t vote but still deserve a voice at the State Capitol. As I examine bill proposals in the legislature, my two constant questions are these: “What action will benefit the most people in District 19; and is it fair to the rest of Colorado’s residents?”

I hope you will explore this website to learn more about my history and performance as your State Senator, and please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to serving you.

My Colorado State Senate assignments

I have proudly served previously on the Senate Education Committee and the Transportation Committee. and now in this 2019 Legislative Session I am one of six members of the Joint Budget Committee. In this new capacity, I will join in studying, discussing and analyzing the financial needs of all the state government operations and programs. This appointment is a year-round obligation, as we also help with budget preparations. In somewhat related appointment, I am also the chairperson of the 10-person Senate Appropriations Committee, which examines the fiscal impact of bills.

I am also a member of the Statutory Revision Committee, School Finance Interim Committee and the Colorado Department of Transportation Efficiency and Accountability Committee, plus the Statewide Internet Portal Authority Board of Directors.  If you want to share a perspective on any issue that would typically come to the attention of any of these committees, please contact me.