Jim Riesberg

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Jim Riesberg
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Colorado Commissioner of Insurance
Former officeholder
In office
June 27, 2011 - July 2013
Base salary$120,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 27, 2011
Appointed byGovernor John Hickenlooper
Campaign $$324,770
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 50
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Colorado
Master'sUniversity of Northern Colorado
Office website
Jim Riesberg is the former Colorado Commissioner of Insurance. He was appointed to his position by Governor John Hickenlooper on June 27, 2011, and resigned in July 2013.[1] He was succeeded by Marguerite Salazar on August 19, 2013.[2]


Riesberg graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in history and economics and an M.A. in Gerontology.

Before entering public service, Riesberg for 24 years at "various insurance and human resource companies, including Allstate Insurance Co. and Hearth Company Real Estate and Insurance."[3] He has also had 16 years of experience in nonprofits specializing in aging, hunger and housing issues.


  • B.A. in History and Economics - University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A. in Gerontology - University of Northern Colorado.

Political career

Colorado Commissioner of Insurance (2011-2013)

Riesberg took office as commissioner of insurance in 2011 and stepped down in 2013.[2] He was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper. As the commissioner serves at the governor's pleasure, Riesberg was not subject to reappointment until a new governor is elected.

Colorado State House (2004-2011)

Before becoming commissioner, Riesberg was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, having represented District 50 from 2004 to 2011.



Riesberg was appointed Colorado insurance commissioner on June 27, 2011 by Governor John Hickenlooper.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Riesberg is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Riesberg raised a total of $324,770 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[4]

Jim Riesberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Colorado State House District 50 Won $76,256
2008 Colorado State House District 50 Won $80,745
2006 Colorado State House District 50 Won $113,389
2004 Colorado State House District 50 Won $47,218
1996 Colorado State House District 50 Defeated $7,162
Grand Total Raised $324,770


Riesberg and his wife, Sharron, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado Commissioner of Insurance
Succeeded by
Marguerite Salazar