Rollie Heath
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Rollie Heath
Rollie Heath
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Assistant Minority Leader of the Colorado Senate

January 7, 2015 - January 11, 2017
Mark Scheffel
Ray Scott
Majority Leader of the Colorado Senate

October 9, 2013 - January 7, 2015
Morgan Carroll
Mark Scheffel
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 18th district

January 7, 2009 - January 11, 2017
Ron Tupa
Stephen Fenberg
Personal details
Born (1937-12-28) December 28, 1937 (age 82)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Josie Heath (1961-present)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
WebsiteOfficial website

Stratton Rollins Heath Jr. (born December 28, 1937) is a former state legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado who previously served as the Colorado State Senate Assistant Minority Leader. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2008, Heath represented Senate District 18, which encompasses Boulder, Colorado and portions of Boulder County. Heath served as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader from October 2013 to 2014.[2] Prior to winning elective office, Heath was the founding chairman of ProgressNow, a progressive advocacy organization.[1] Term limited, he did not run for re-election in the 2016 elections, so his term ended in January, 2017.[3]

Political career

Heath was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2002. He lost to incumbent Republican governor Bill Owens.[4]

Legislative career

2008 election

Heath faced University of Colorado Regent Cindy Carlisle in the August 12, 2008, 18th District Democratic primary, defeating her 56% to 44%.[]

Heath was unopposed in the November 2008 general election. Heath's candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post[5] and the Boulder Daily Camera. [6]

Colorado General Assembly

For the 2009 session of the Colorado General Assembly, Heath was named to seats on the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee, the Senate Education Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee.[7]

In November 2008, Heath was named to a special legislative Committee on Job Creation and Economic Growth, tasked with developing recommendations on bolstering Colorado's economy before the 2009 legislative session.[8] Health has sponsored legislation to re-instate the Colorado Credit Reserve program to assist small businesses in obtaining loans,[9] and in 2008 announced plans to sponsor legislation to provide matching funds to startup companies in the "clean energy" field.[10]

On October 9, 2013, Heath was elected as Majority Leader of the Colorado State Senate after the preceding Majority Leader Morgan Carroll was elected to replace recalled Colorado State Senator John Morse as president of the Colorado Senate.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Happy 50th Anniversary, Josie & Rollie!". Colorado Statesman. August 8, 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "State Senate District 18". COMaps. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Ballotpedia. Retiring incumbents. Viewed: 2016-01-13.
  4. ^ Christian, Nichole M.; Cushman Jr, John H.; Day, Sherri; Dillon, Sam; Lewis, Neil A.; Pear, Robert; Pristin, Terry; Shenon, Philip; Steinberg, Jacques; Wayne, Leslie (2002-11-06). "The 2002 Elections: West; Colorado". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Editorial Board (23 October 2008). "The Post's picks for state Senate". Denver Post. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Jensen, Erika (13 November 2008). "Senate Democrats Announce Committee Assignments". The Cherry Creek News. Archived from the original on January 9, 2009. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Legislative Leaders Convene Committee On Job Creation & Economic Growth" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010.
  9. ^ Mook, Bob (13 January 2009). "Bill to boost small-business loans reaches Senate". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Sealover, Ed (30 December 2008). "Jobs will be legislature's job No. 1". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Ivan Moreno (October 9, 2013). "Rollie Heath named Colorado Senate majority leader". Retrieved 2013.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Gail Schoettler
Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Bill Ritter

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