Speaker Mark Ferrandino

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Biographical Info

Dem. | First Congressional District | Citizen

Speaker Ferrandino is the chief financial officer for the Denver Public Schools and, until January 2015, was speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. In seven years representing Denver in the state legislature, he personally sponsored the enactment of civil unions for same-sex couples, the expansion of Medicaid in Colorado, a crackdown on payday lenders and an overhaul of the state’s funding formula for its public colleges and universities. Previously he was a senior budget analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing under Gov. Bill Owens; a program analyst for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General; and a policy analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.