Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a Democrat from Durango, will run for re-election in 2020, according to an affidavit submitted last month to the Colorado Secretary of State.
McLachlan, a retired teacher, was elected in 2016 to serve House District 59, or Archuleta, Hinsdale, Gunnison, Ouray, San Juan and La Plata counties. McLachlan was re-elected in November.
McLachlan currently chairs the House Education Committee and will be instrumental in crafting legislation that supports Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to have the state fund all-day kindergarten.
She has also championed efforts to police hardrock mining’s impacts on water quality, as well as bills that offer incentives to rural teachers.
McLachlan’s next campaign filing – the first to include her re-election bid – is due in April.