Michael Johnston (Colorado)

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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.

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 [1]

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.[2]



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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Preceded by
Colorado State Senate - District 33
Succeeded by