The Honorable Alex Valdez
State Representative, Colorado
Alex Valdez was born and raised in the Denver Metro area, and now resides in and represents House District 5, which encompasses downtown Denver, as well as one of the most polluted zip codes in the country. Prior to serving in the Colorado Legislature, Alex founded EcoMark, one of Colorado’s largest solar companies.
In the Colorado House of Representatives, Alex is the chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, using his position to amplify environmental justice issues, and serves on the State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. As Chair of the Latino Caucus and member of the LGBTQ Caucus, Alex is proud to bring representation to the State House and work amongst a diverse cohort of legislators.
Since being elected, Alex has authored and passed laws to bolster Colorado’s community solar garden industry, protect the public from air toxic emissions, improve the state’s mechanisms for dealing with cases of animal cruelty, implement marijuana reform measures, and phase out single-use plastic bags and styrofoam products. Alex will continue his work advancing environmental policies and equitable legislation, while also focusing on supporting families, marijuana legislation, and COVID-19 relief measures for all Coloradans.