Richard (Richard) Holtorf (R-SH64)
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Capitol: 303.866.2398
FAX: 303.866.2218
District: 719.384.4034
Representative
Colorado House of Representatives
Room 307 Colorado State Capitol 200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784

District Office:
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
MemberHouse Committee on Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services
Counties Representing
Baca / Bent / Crowley / Elbert / Kiowa / Las Animas / Lincoln / Prowers / Washington

Bio

As a third generation rancher, I have carried on the legacy of my Grandad, John C. Holtorf, and my Dad, John C. Holtorf Jr., running Buffalo Springs Ranch. So, personally, I've dealt with loss and have held on to what I think is important. As a cattle rancher, farmer, and feedlot manager, I have kept our family business going for the past twelve years.

29 years of command and staff assignments, including leadership training. Served on Battalion, Brigade, and Division Staff assignments. Commanded at the detachment, company, and battalion level. Completed all U.S. Army Military Education through the U.S. Army War College. Passion runs deep in selfless service to his family, selfless service to his family ranch, and selfless service to his country. Many duty assignments including five overseas tours. Two combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Worked with several federal agencies. Operation Noble Eagle, CONUS-based operation. Airport security, 13 airports in Colorado, OIC of the Operations Center for airport security, 89th Troop Command, Facilitated transition of airport security from armed National Guardsman to TSA.

Despite many of life's difficulties, including having divorced parents himself, he has kept his family together. Married 28 years, raised four daughters and has one granddaughter. The commitment to family is enormous. Decades of service, five overseas military tours, including two combat tours put enormous strain on his family. Despite all that, Richard is still married to his first wife, and is proud to have held on to this commitment.

Graduated from Akron High School 1983; Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Degree from Colorado State University. Graduated with Pi Tau Sigma Honors. 1987; Master of Business Administration at Boston University Metropolitan College 1994; Master of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College in 2013 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania