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John Kefalas' Biography

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Full Name:

John M. Kefalas




Wife: Elizabeth; 2 Children: Harlan, Timothy

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Piraeus, Greece

Home City:

Fort Collins, CO



MAT, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1982

BS, Colorado State University, 1978

Senator, Colorado State Senate, District 14, 2013-2019

Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives, District 52, 2007-2013

Chair, Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, 2009-present

Former Member, Business, Labor and Technology Committee, Colorado State Senate

Former Member, Capital Development Committee, Colorado State Senate

Former Member, Health and Human Services Committee, Colorado State Senate

Former Member, Local Government Committee, Colorado State Senate

Chair, Voter Choice Task Force, 2007-2008

Member, Governor's Task Force on Welfare Reform, 2000

Board Member, Fort Collins Housing Authority, 1989-1997

Tax Fairness Project Coordinator, Colorado Progressive Coalition, 2005-2006

Public Policy Advocate, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver, 1997-2004

Adviser, Project Self-Sufficiency, Fort Collins/Loveland, Colorado, 1994-1997

Employment Counselor, Larimer County Employment and Training Services, 1987-1994

Teacher, Poudre, Thompson R2 J and Weld County 6 School Districts, 1983-1987

Board Member, Embrace Colorado, 2009-present

Member, Community and Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2008-present

Member, Schools for Chiapas, Mexico

Member, The Compassionate Listening Project

Member, Witness for Peace, Nicaragua

Board Member, Center for Justice, Peace and the Environment, 2000-2004

Board Member, Housing Justice!, 2002-2004

Member, Martinez Park Neighborhood Association, 1989-2004

Agricultural Extensionist, Peace Corps, El Salvador, 1979


3/24/10 - Community Health Champion Award for Legislators, Colorado Community Health Network
3/5/10 - Distinguished Legislator of the Year Award, National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter
1/23/10 - Health Hero for Colorado 2010 Award, Health Care for All Colorado
11/4/09 - 2009 Colorado Lawmaker Award, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Women's Commission
5/09 - Mitch Snyder Memorial Advocacy Award, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
2/09 - The Joseph Award, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, Colorado, for working to reduce hunger and poverty
2008 - Distinguished Legislative Service Award, Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Names of Grandchildren:

Lillie, Barbara and John

Number of Grandchildren:


Spouse's Occupation:

Recently retired from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins as the Music and Worship Assistant after 18 years of service