LPS and the Colorado Legislature

Littleton Public Schools takes an active part in helping to form education legislation by participating in the legislative process at the State Capitol. LPS representatives, along with LPS lobbyists, work on behalf of education and Colorado's children.

The LPS District Accountability Legislative Sub-Committee also takes an active role by meeting with legislators who represent the Littleton community at the start of each session in an effort to keep issues specific to LPS and education in general in the forefront.

Legislators who represent the LPS community are:

In 2018, Colorado voters approved Amendments Y and Z, which transferred the responsibility for redrawing congressional and legislative districts from the Colorado legislature and the Reapportionment Commission to newly created independent commissions-- Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission and Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission. Colorado is one of the first states to conduct redistricting in this way. (See the maps below.)

What is Redistricting?

  • Legally required process
  • Occurs every 10 years
  • U.S. Census Bureau releases new population figures for all 50 states every 10 years (in years that end in '1)
  • Districts for the U.S. House and State House and Senate are redrawn based on population
    • Some states gain seats, some states lose seats, and some keep the same number of seats.
  • But regardless of if a state gains or loses Congressional seats, new districts for congressional seats and state legislative seats must be drawn to create districts that are equal or as close to possible in population.
  • Process conducted by independent redistricting commission in CO, but other states have a legislative commission complete the task.
  • Achieving equal representation and being able to cast equal and effective votes depend in part on redistricting maps that are drawn fairly to reflect and respect our communities.​
  • The maps drawn for the post-2020 redistricting cycle will determine the allocation of political power and representation at every level of government across the state and in Congress for at least the next ten years, as well as federal funding for many Colorado programs.

Click here to Find Your Legislator

You can find additional information on the Colorado General Assembly's website.

Additionally, click the following links for the websites and contact info of the House Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee.

The Colorado General Assembly convenes from January until May, 120 legislative days enacted by amendment in 1988. There are 100 elected members serving, 35 senators, and 65 representatives. For further information on the legislative process and how you can take part, go to the Colorado General Assembly's website.

Legislative Priorities Information Card

For more information, visit Education News' website.

District Legislative Subcommittee

Within the District Accountability Committee (DAC) is a subcomittee called the DAC Legislative Subcommittee that participates in the legislative process. The role of the committee is to organize and plan an annual meeting with Littleton Public Schools House Representatives and Senators to discuss issues specific to LPS and education issues for Colorado students in general. The meeting is held at the State Capitol in late March or early April, generally after the state's budget has been proposed. A representative from the District Accountability Committee is selected to chair the subcommittee. For more information, contact the current chair of the DAC through the link above.