by Chet Hardin
Rep. Pete Lee, from Colorado Springs House District 18, will serve as vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in the 2013 session of the Colorado Legislature.
Lee won his re-election bid against Republican Jennifer George earlier this month.
This seems like an obvious choice, considering Lee's biggest success, to date, in the Legislature was the passage of his bill establishing a system for restorative justice.
From the press release:
Speaker-designate Mark Ferrandino appointed Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) today as vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Lee will be the deputy to Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village) on the committee, which reviews proposed legislation regarding Colorado’s courts and judges, the state constitution and statutes, the correctional system and prison facilities, juvenile justice and homeland security. The committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Corrections, Law and Public Safety, the Judicial Department and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.
“I am passionate about the law and justice, and I look forward to addressing issues of criminal and civil justice and administration of the courts,” Rep. Lee said.
Rep. Lee is beginning his second term in the state House of Representatives. He has an extensive legal background, having worked in the legal department at the Holly Sugar Corporation, a NYSE-listed company headquartered in Colorado Springs, and for the law firm of Hill Corrigan Morgan and Krall before setting up his own law practice.
Rep. Lee graduated from the University of Akron Law School and has a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. He also studied business at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.