Denver Democrat Robert Rodriguez is the new majority leader of the Colorado Senate, elected by his colleagues Friday to the chamber’s No. 2 role.
Rodriguez, who was the Senate’s assistant majority leader, takes over for Sen. Dominick Moreno, who announced his resignation from the legislature and his job as majority leader last month to take a job in Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s administration.
In his new position, Rodriguez will have the power to determine who sits on Senate committees and will manage the Senate’s day-to-day calendar. He ranks second in the chamber, which is controlled by a near-supermajority of Democrats, only to Senate President Steve Fenberg, a Boulder Democrat.
Rodriguez was first elected to the Senate in 2018 and was reelected last…
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