Marguerite Salazar

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Marguerite Salazar
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Colorado Commissioner of Insurance
In office
August 19, 2013 - present
Years in position 1
Base salary$120,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 22, 2013
Appointed byGovernor John Hickenlooper (R)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAdams State College
Master'sAdams State College
Office website
Marguerite Salazar is the current Colorado Commissioner of Insurance. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper on July 22, 2013, and assumed office on August 19. Salazar replaced former commissioner Jim Riesberg, who resigned after two years in the position.[1][2]


Salazar previously served as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region VIII, under President Barack Obama.[3]

She holds bachelor's degrees in psychology, sociology and gerontology as well as a master's degree in counseling psychology, from Adams State College.


  • Bachelor degrees in psychology, sociology and gerontology - Adams State College
  • Master degree in counseling psychology - Adams State College

Political career

Colorado Commissioner of Insurance (2013-present)

Salazar began serving as commissioner of insurance on August 19, 2013, following the resignation of 2011 appointee Jim Riesberg from the office.[2] She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper. As the commissioner serves at the governor's pleasure, she is not subject to reappointment until a new governor is elected.



Salazar was appointed Colorado insurance commissioner on July 22, 2013, by Governor John Hickenlooper and assumed office on August 19, 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Riesberg
Colorado Commissioner of Insurance
2013 - present
Succeeded by