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Peter Groff
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Colorado State Senate, District 33
Former member
In office
2003 - 2009
Bachelor'sUniversity of Redlands
J.D.University of Denver
Ph.D.University of Denver (honorary)
Date of birthApril 21, 1963
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Peter C. Groff (b. April 21, 1963) is a former Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 33 from 2003 to 2009. Groff was the first African-American to hold the position of President of the Senate in state history and the third nationally.[1]

In 2009, Groff was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships under the U.S. Department of Education. In March 2011, he became chief executive officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, leaving in September for a position as a senior adviser in the Black Alliance for Educational Options.[1]


Groff earned his B.A. from the University of Redlands and J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the University of Denver. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and founding MCG2 Consulting, an education consulting firm.[2]

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