Colorado House District 51 includes the Loveland area. It's northern border is County Road 32 south of Fossil Creek Reservoir and Coyote Ridge Natural Area and extends south to County Road 14. On the west it ends at Carter Lake. It's eastern border is approximately I-25.
"I am dedicated to, and have demonstrated skills in, working with those of differing opinions to find and achieve action on common ground. As your state representative I will bring your voice to the Capital, promising to work diligently to make sure our community continues to thrive as a great place to live, learn, work and prosper."
Joan Shaffer has lived in Colorado since 1994 and in Loveland since 2005. She served two terms (eight years) on the Loveland City Council where she worked to ensure Loveland had a strong voice throughout the region in the areas of transportation, economic vitality, affordable housing, downtown development and the arts.
City Council Experience:
Hugh McKean (R) - Incumbent
Mr. McKean has lived in Loveland for over twenty years with his wife, Kristin. Eight years ago, Hugh took time from his family and contracting business to serve on the Loveland city council. Then, in 2016 Mr. McKean was elected to represent Colorado House District 51. In his first legislative session, he sponsored a number of bills, including bills to expand Interstate 25 in northern Colorado, help County governments in their flood recovery efforts, and make necessary corrections to statute concerning County Sheriff training requirements. One of the highlights of the session was co-sponsorship of HB1248 making available $90 million in loans for the Chimney Hollow Reservoir as part of the Windy Gap Firming Project, a vital water infrastructure project that will ensure water security for generations of Front Range Coloradans.