Heath Named Chair of Senate Transportation Committee
DENVER – Colorado Senate Majority Leader Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) has named Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to work on our transportation challenges,” said Heath. “Our state’s population is growing, much of our infrastructure is in need of repair or replacement, and our modes of transportation are evolving with the times. Transportation is an economic issue, an environmental issue and a quality of life issue. With wise transportation decisions, we should be able to create or maintain jobs for Coloradans, manage congestion and ensure safe travel for residents and tourists alike.”
Senator Heath moved to Colorado in 1970. His successful career in the private sector has included holding executive positions with the multinational Johns Manville Corporation and starting several businesses of his own. He served on the Gateway Committee in the early 1990s that helped promote building Denver International Airport. Since he was elected to the Senate in 2008, he has served as the chair of the interim Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission, co-chair of the Congressional Redistricting Committee, and chair of the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.