Witwer, Robert Earl

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Rob Witwer

(1971 - )

A business lawyer by training, Rob Witwer served in the Colorado House of Representatives (House District 25) from June 2005 until January 2009, representing Evergreen and the surrounding areas.  While in the legislature, Witwer successfully sponsored bipartisan legislation to streamline business laws and regulations, increase Colorado's commitment to wind and solar energy, expand public access to open space and improve public education.  He also sponsored several pieces of legislation supporting volunteer fire departments and the state fire service.

He has been recognized as a "rising star" in legislative politics by both the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post.

In 2010, Witwer and Adam Schrager (formerly of KUSA-TV) wrote the bestselling book The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care).  The book tells the inside story of Colorado's political transformation from 2004 to 2008, and the ways in which sophisticated political strategies pioneered in Colorado are now being duplicated across the nation.

Witwer earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College.  He is currently General Counsel for a Colorado-based energy company.

Witwer grew up in Evergreen and graduated from Mullen High School.  He has written a bi-monthly column for the Canyon Courier for 10 years.  He is a former trustee of Mullen High School and is currently a trustee of the Denver Zoo.  He is a former high school and college lacrosse player and is a volunteer coach for Native Lacrosse, a Native American-based lacrosse program in west Denver.  He and his family live in Golden.