Alice Madden
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Alice Madden

Democrat

Colorado politician

Boulder, Colorado
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Alice Madden

Colorado politician
Summary
Experience
63
Years of Age
7
Years of Experience
COResidence (state)

Alice Donnelly Madden (born December 9, 1958) is a politician from Colorado and member of the Democratic party. From 2001 to 2009, she served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 10th district around Boulder. From 2005 to 2009, she served as Majority Leader.Among the first bills Madden sponsored after being sworn in as a member of the Colorado General Assembly was a measure to require health insurance policies to include language indicating that the Colorado Insurance Commissioner has regulatory authority over such policies. During that 2001 session Madden also sponsored a bill that addressed the recycling of cathode-ray tube products. That bill was signed into law by the governor on June 6, 2001.During the 2005 session of the legislature Madden sponsored a bill that would have amended the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender variance. Gov. Bill Owens vetoed the bill after it cleared both chambers of the legislature.Between 2009 and 2011, Madden served as climate advisor and deputy chief of staff to Colorado governor Bill Ritter, and then, between 2013 and 2015, as principal deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental and external affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.In 2016, she was a candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents, but she lost to Republican Heidi Ganahl in a close, 52%-48% race. Madden ran in the Democratic primary in the 2020 United States Senate election in Colorado, but she withdrew after former Governor John Hickenlooper joined the race.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Colorado School of Law
JD
1989
University of Colorado
BA
1981

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
Majority Leader
Colorado State House of Representatives
2008
Representative
Colorado State House of Representatives
2001 - 2008
Sole Practitioner
1996 - 1998
Director of Alumni Relations
1997 - Current
Associate Attorney
Clayton and Stone, Limited Liability Company
1994 - 1996
Associate Attorney
Fairfields and Woods, Professional Company
1989 - 1994
Freelance Technical Writer
1985 - 1986
Senior Technical Writer
Mizar Graphics Corporation
1984 - 1986
Technical Trainer
MiniScribe Corporation
1983 - 1984

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Executive Board Member
Democratic Women of Boulder County
1998 - 2000
Member
American Bar Association
1989 - 1995
Member
Boulder Bar Association
1994
Member
Professional Advancement Committee/Convention Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association
1990
Member
Court Reform Committee, Denver Bar Association
1989
Member
Awards Committee, Colorado Bar Association
1989
Precinct Coordinator
Area Coordinator for Get Out the Vote