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Michael Johnston
Colorado State Senate District 33
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 12, 2015
Political party Democratic
Profession School Principal
Website Senate website
Michael Johnston has been a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate since being appointed on May 11, 2009. He represents the 33rd district.

Johnston is a School Principal.

40 under 40

Johnston has been highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnston has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnston served on these committees:


Johnston's sponsored legislation includes:

  • SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness [2]

Energy home loans

Johnston sponsored a bill, Senate Bill 32, in the 2011 session that creates a loan program for homeowners who want to install energy-efficient improvements. The loans would be facilitated by public utilities like Xcel Energy and banks for installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and insulation. The bill passed on a party-line vote in early May 2011. Consumers would also get eased borrowing criteria that would extend credit to those who may not otherwise qualify.

The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved it, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee before it can be heard by the full Senate.[3]



See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Johnston sought re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the primary election. He defeated Lisa Ringle (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Johnston (D) 33,634
Lisa Ringle (R) 7,276


Johnston was appointed to the 31st district seat in the Colorado State Senate.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 33
Succeeded by