Whitehead Appointed Chair of Agriculture Committee

Senate Majority Leader John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), appointed Sen. Bruce Whitehead (D-Hesperus) to chair of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Whitehead will take over the chairmanship for Sen. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton), who is stepping down to serve as a member of the Joint Budget Committee. Whitehead is a Colorado native and has worked in water policy for more than 25 years. He is now the executive director of both the Southwest and Animas-La Plata water districts. In his multi-decade career in public service, he has worked with community members, local leaders, farmers, and ranchers to develop and protect the state's most precious resource.