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Colorado Senate

NameColorado State Senate
LegislatureColorado General Assembly
Coa PicSeal of Colorado.svg
Session RoomColoradoStateCapitolSenateChamber gobeirne.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Term Limits2 terms (8 years)
New SessionJanuary 12, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Brandon Shaffer
Election1May 6, 2009
Leader2 TypePresident pro Tempore
Leader2Betty Boyd
Election2January 7, 2009
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3John P. Morse
Election3May 6, 2009
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Mike Kopp
Election4May 12, 2010
Term Length4 years
AuthorityArticle V, Colorado Constitution
Salary$30,000/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(17 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(18 seats)
RedistrictingColorado Reapportionment Commission
Political Groups1Democratic Party (20)
Republican Party (15)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Colorado State Capitol
Denver, Colorado

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The Colorado Senate is the upper house of the Colorado General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is composed of 35 members elected from single-member districts, with each district having a population of about 123,000 as of the 2000 census. Senators are elected to 4-year terms, and are limited to 2 consecutive terms in office.

The Colorado Senate convenes at the State Capitol in Denver.

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