Senate President Brandon Shaffer
About Senator Shaffer
First elected to the Colorado General Assembly in 2004, Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
During his tenure in the legislature, Brandon has served on a number of senate committees, including Health and Human Services, Finance and Judiciary. He was the Chairman of the senate Judiciary Committee from 2007-2008.
Brandon has passed a number of important pieces of legislation, including laws ensuring coverage for autistic children, expanding scholarships for veterans, and allowing producers of renewable energy to “net meter” their excess electricity. Brandon currently serves on the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors and the Uniform State Laws Commission.
Several organizations have honored Brandon with awards for his accomplishments in the legislature. Among them are the United Veterans Committee of Colorado (Distinguished Legislator Award, 2009), National Biotechnology Industry (Legislator of the Year, 2006), and Multiple Sclerosis Society (Legislator of the Year, 2006).
Brandon attended Stanford University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. Upon graduation in 1993, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy and made multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf. He attended the University of Colorado School of Law and graduated in 2001. Brandon is currently of counsel at the Longmont law firm of Grant, Grant & Goiran LLP.
Brandon lives in Longmont with his wife, Jessicca, and two kids, Dylan (8) and Madison (5).
President Shaffer's statement on the 11th anniversary of 9/11
President Shaffer to RTD board: “We have waited too long, gotten too little, and paid too much.”
President Shaffer Appoints New Members to State Boards and Commissions
President Shaffer Celebrates News Denver will be home to U.S. Patent Office
President Shaffer joins Secretary of the Navy for USS Colorado naming ceremony today
Colorado Legislature accomplished much during 2012 session
Promises made, Promises Kept : The 2012 Legislative Session
Governor Hickenlooper’s special session brings a second chance for Senate bills thought to be lost in the House
Legislature Celebrates Victories of 2012 Session
Bipartisan Legislation will Save Bonny Lake Recreation Center for Future Generations