Senate District 5 (Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, & Pitkin counties)
Kerry Donovan was first elected to the Colorado State Senate in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018 to represent Senate District 5, which includes seven counties on the Western Slope, the upper Arkansas Valley of Colorado, and her hometown of Vail. In 2018, Senator Donovan was elected by her colleagues to serve as Caucus Whip. She currently serves as Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee as well as a member of the Transportation and Energy Committee.
As Senator, Kerry has tackled a wide variety of issues to help build a Colorado that works for everyone — including economic development in rural areas, access to quality public education, renewable energy, conservation of Colorado’s wildlife and landscape, and access to public lands. Kerry currently serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee and as a member of the Local Government Committee.
Prior to being elected Senator, Kerry served on the Vail Town Council for four years, and served on a number of other town commissions. She also worked for worked for several community-focused nonprofits, and served as the Director of Academics for the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club.
When she’s not at the Capitol or meeting with constituents in her district, Kerry runs her small family ranch where she raises cattle and grows vegetables for local restaurants.