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By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Sonnenberg hits 16-year mark in Colorado's General Assembly

 


Sixteen years. That’s the maximum any Coloradan can serve in the Colorado General Assembly, at least consecutively, with four two-year terms in the House and two four-year terms in the Senate.

What does that mean? It means seniority, respect, and the ability to effect policy changes, even when the lawmaker spends most of his time in the minority. 

This year, only one lawmaker out of 100 in the Colorado General Assembly, hit that 16-year mark: Senator Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling.

Sonnenberg sat down with this reporter shortly before the wrap-up of the 2022 General Assembly, to talk...



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