Brief by Central Staff
Politics – October 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine
State Sen. Ken Chlouber, a Republican who represents much of Central Colorado in Denver, announced on Aug. 30 that he plans to run for re-election next year.
Chlouber, a former Lake County commissioner, served in the House of Representatives from 1986 to 1996, when in a hard-fought election, he defeated first-term Sen. Linda Powers, a Crested Butte Democrat.
Thanks to term limits adopted by Colorado voters, state senators are limited to two four-year terms, so if Chlouber wins, it would be his final term in the state senate.
If re-elected, he’ll have considerable seniority in the statehouse, which would translate into some clout if the Republicans, as seems likely, retain a majority in 2000. “I most definitely will be asking my fellow members of the senate to elect me to either president of the senate or majority leader,” he said in making his announcement at the Western Colorado Republican Roundup in Carbondale.
Senate District 4, which Chlouber represents, comprises Lake, Chaffee, Delta, Frémont, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Park, and Pitkin counties.