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Senator Ted Harvey
As the son of a Vietnam era fighter pilot Senator Ted Harvey has an undying passion to preserve the freedoms and liberties that generations of men and women have sacrificially secured for this nation. Ted’s father flew 110 missions in Vietnam; he was one of the first 20 men to fly twice the speed of sound. To Ted his father was larger than life. Unfortunately, his fathers life was cut short by a heart attack at the age of 38. Still, his love for this country and his conservative ideals remain very much alive in Ted and in the lives of his brother and sister.
Ted grew up in Colorado Springs where he attended Air Academy Junior High and High School. He completed his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and a Masters from the University of Colorado at Denver’s Graduate School of Public Affairs. Colorado is his home, and he proudly served in both its State House and State Senate.
He did depart from Colorado briefly -- for an opportunity that changed his life and future.
In 1987, at the age of 22, Ted received a political appointment to serve in the White House of President Ronald Reagan. Those were revolutionary times in our nation’s history: a Reagan Revolution. Our nation had endured Vietnam, Watergate, the hostage crisis . . . and Jimmy Carter. Our economy was in shambles and our confidence and pride in tatters. When, thankfully by the grace of God, the conservative movement led by Ronald Reagan, took control of the White House and saved a nation and a world that was lost and without hope. The Reagan administration dedicated itself to defeating the Evil Empire, slashing an oppressive tax system and stimulating an economy that had spiraled out of control. In the face of universal criticism, Reagan’s passionate and uncompromising vision was eventually realized. He liberated a billion souls behind the Iron Curtain. He jump-started the greatest economic boom in history, and he placed a shining America upon a hill, illustrating to the world the face of a nation built upon freedom, virtue and character.
Ted returned to Colorado empowered by the vision of the Reagan Revolution and committed to defend the foundational values of our nation.
He quickly secured a staff position in the Colorado House of Representatives as the House Reading Clerk. After two years, Ted became the Program Director at the Independence Institute, a conservative Colorado think tank. Following several years in the private sector Ted took a position as the District Office Manager for Congressman Joel Hefley. Then in December of 2001 through a vacancy election Ted realized a long time dream of being elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He was blessed to be re-elected in both 2002 and 2004, and was then elected to the State Senate in 2006. In addition to his years in public service Ted has over 14 years experience in the mortgage banking industry.
Senate Committee Assignments
State, Veterans and Military Affairs - Ranking Republican
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy
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Phone: (303) 866-4881