Senator Shawn Mitchell
Colorado State Senator Shawn Mitchell has represented Colorado 23rd District since 2005.
Shawn is an attorney in private practice in Denver and Adams County. Previously, Shawn served as Special Counsel to the Attorney General, where he was a legal policy advisor and one of the top aids to former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton.Shawn MitchellIn that post, Shawn worked on significant constitutional litigation, including the Amendment 2 case and First Amendment litigation on issues of church and state. Shawn also represented Colorado in fighting criminal appeals in the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Shawn is a former Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute, a conservative and free-market think tank in Golden. He continues to write and speak often on public policy issues. Shawn is the president of the Colorado Chapter of the Federalist Society, a national organization of scholars, judges, and lawyers thatShawn Mitchellpromotes limited government and legal reform. He also served 3 years on the Denver Rocky Mountain News Board of Editorial Contributors.
He was reelected to that House seat twice and served a total of six years in the Colorado House of Representatives. In November 2004 Shawn was elected to serve as State Senator from District 23, which includes Broomfield County, Westminster and southern Weld County.
Shawn received a B.S. magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and graduated from law school at the University of California at Berkeley.
Shawn and his wife Yvette have seven children. They are active in their church and schools. Shawn’s hobbies include vegetable gardening and rock climbing.