Senator Chris Holbert Appointed to CHFA’s Board of Directors
(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce that Colorado Senate Majority Leader, Chris Holbert, has been appointed to CHFA's board of directors for the 2017-2018 legislative biennium. CHFA's 11-member board serves as the governing body of the organization and establishes policies to further its mission of affordable housing and community development.Sen. Holbert was elected to the Colorado Senate in 2014 to represent the residents of state Senate District 30, which includes northern and western Douglas County. On November 10, 2016, the Senate Republican Caucus elected Sen. Holbert to the position of Senate Majority Leader, making him the second-highest ranking Republican legislator in Colorado. Sen. Holbert previously served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Technology; as a member of the Senate Committee on Education; and, as a member of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The Colorado Statesman named Sen. Holbert a "Winner" of the 2016 general session after 93 percent of his bills were passed by both chambers and signed into law by the Governor. In 2015, The Denver Post also named Senator Holbert as a "Winner" for his leadership of the bi-partisan House Bill 15-1323, which reduced the frequency of assessments in Colorado public schools. Such assessments do not drive to a student's letter grade, but rather collect data for use in teacher, school, district, and state performance measures.
Sen. Holbert was previously a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, having been elected in November 2010 as Representative of House District 44, which includes the communities of Parker and Lone Tree. During the 2012 general session, then Rep. Holbert, introduced House Bill 12-1029, which provided municipalities, special districts, and counties the opportunity to wave up to 100 percent of locally assessed business personal property tax. That rare tax relief bill passed with 98 Yes votes, zero No, and two members excused.
Prior to seeking elected office, Sen. Holbert's career centered on trade association management with focus on executive leadership, marketing, communications, and government affairs. From 2000 to 2008, Sen. Holbert served as president and executive director of a statewide trade association where he represented over 6,000 business professionals throughout Colorado.
Now in business for himself, Sen. Holbert provides consulting services to for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. Since 2009, Sen. Holbert has also devoted time to assist members of various grassroots organizations better understand the legislative process and structure of government. Sen. Holbert teaches both clients and volunteers alike that knowledge, truth, and accountability are the means by which positive change can be most effectively achieved.
Sen. Holbert is married (1986) to Diane Holbert, who is the elected Treasurer of Douglas County. They have two sons, Victor and Carson. Sen. Holbert enjoys bow hunting and has climbed 39 of Colorado's 54 14ers.