John (John) Hickenlooper (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.5941
FAX: 202.224.3115
District: 303.244.1628
Room 374 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0611

Residence: Denver, CO
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Robin Pringle   DOB: 2/7/1952
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
FC MemberSenate Financial Innovation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberCommunity Development Finance Caucus
FC MemberCommon Sense Coalition
FC MemberElectrification Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Water and Power
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
MemberSenate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Anti-Semitism
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


John Hickenlooper took an unconventional path to public office. After starting out as a geologist, John took a chance by opening the first brewpub in Colorado. As a small business owner, he gained a deep understanding of the local community and the value of collaboration. John entered public service because he knew he could listen to the diverse array of Colorado voices and get things done. As Colorado's U.S. Senator, John is committed to bringing people together to solve our country's toughest problems.

John was raised by a strong single mother after he lost his father to cancer when he was just eight years old. He remembers his father teaching him that if you can learn to laugh at something, it can never beat you. John has carried that lesson throughout his life.

John started his career in Colorado as a geologist. After being laid off in the long recession of the mid-80's, he opened the state's first brewpub in a neglected warehouse district in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver. He and his partners started multiple businesses, renovating nearly a full block of LoDo warehouses in mixed-use developments that included 90 units of affordable housing. His company led the renovation efforts of more than a dozen historic buildings in cities across the Midwest.

In 2003, John was elected Mayor of Denver. As Mayor, he focused on bringing people together to get things done, just as he'd done as an entrepreneur. He unified all 34 metro mayors to fund and build FasTracks, the most ambitious U.S. transit initiative in modern American history with 119 miles of new track. John made Denver the first large city to provide quality early childhood education for every 4-year old, initiated the most significant police reforms in the City's history, and opened one of the first offices of sustainability in the country.

John served as Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. During his tenure, Colorado's economy recovered from ranking 40th in job creation during the Great Recession to become the number one economy in the country (U.S. News & World Report). As Governor, he expanded health care to half a million Coloradans, established climate pollution limits that served as a national model, and enacted commonsense gun safety measures. He also oversaw the creation of the first regulatory framework in the U.S. for the legalization of recreational marijuana, which has become the gold standard.

John is honored to serve the people of Colorado in the U.S. Senate. From traveling the state to sit down with farmers and small business owners to chairing committee hearings in Washington, John serves in the Senate with the appreciation that when he casts a vote, he represents all of Colorado.