Senate District 26 (Arapahoe County)
In January 2019, Senator Jeff Bridges was selected to serve the remaining term of retiring Senator Daniel Kagan. Before serving in the Senate, Bridges was elected in 2016, and then re-elected in 2018, to represent District 3 in the Colorado State House of Representatives.
Bridges currently serves on the Education, Local Government, and Joint Technology Committees, and chairs the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Smart Communities Public-Private Partnership. During his time in the legislature, he has worked across the aisle to increase public education funding by more than $1 billion, create the strongest consumer data privacy protections in the nation, and develop a historic transportation infrastructure plan to invest billions in fixing Colorado’s roads and bridges—without raising taxes.
Bridges is a homegrown Coloradan, attending Littleton Public Schools K-12. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. As a Legislative Assistant in the US Senate for Ken Salazar, Bridges worked with business leaders and military commands from across the state.
In a chamber full of lawyers, Bridges is the only Colorado legislator with a Master of Divinity degree. He lives in Greenwood Village with his wife AnnMarie and their floppy dog Walt.