Who is Greg Brophy?

I am a husband and a father.  I am a farmer by profession and training.  I am a citizen legislator.

- A Family Man

I am married to Angela, my wife of 20 years.  We have three children, Megan, Jordan, and David, ages 19, 17, and 8.  We live in Wray.

I was born in Holyoke, Colorado and grew up on my family’s farm in the sandhills north of Wray, Colorado.  I Graduated from Wray High School where I was a state champion wrestler and a member of the Future Farmers of America.  I then graduated in 1988 from Colorado State University with a degree in Animal Sciences.

My passion besides politics, farming, and family is cycling.  I would rather be out riding my bike anytime instead of playing golf.

- A Farmer

I returned to my home town of Wray after college where I worked as a professional farm manager while operating my own small family farm.  I grow corn, alfalfa, beans, watermelons and wheat.

I’ve also been involved in the leadership of Colorado Farm Bureau.  In 1995 I competed in the American Farm Bureau discussion meet.  I was the Young Farmer and Rancher Chairman in 1996 and a member of the State Board of Directors.

- A State Senator for Colorado’s 1st Senate District

I was first elected to serve in the House of Representatives in 2002.  I was then re-elected in 2004 with 74% of the vote, a larger percentage than any other Republican in a contested race.  In June 2005 I won a vacancy committee appointment to replace Mark Hillman.  In 2006 I was re-elected for my first term in the Colorado State Senate. I ran again in 2010 and was re-elected for my second term as a Senator.

I am currently the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Finance Committee, and Legislative Legal Services. I am also a member of the bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Commitee.

I have earned a reputation early in my Senate and House career as a champion for agriculture, tort reform, life and the Second Amendment, but I may best be known for my efforts against judicial activism.

I have been called “one of the most conservative members of the House” by K.C. Mason in the Sterling Journal Advocate and “a Prius driving, bicycle riding eco freak” by one of the bloggers on Colorado Pols.  In reality, I’m just like most Coloradoans:  fiercely independent and a lover of our great outdoors.

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