Paul Weissmann (2015-Present)
Paul was born June 9, 1964 in Denver, Colorado to Max and Arlene Weissmann. He is the youngest of five children. Paul attended John F, Kennedy High School in Denver, graduating in 1982.
Paul attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1986. While at CU, he was active in student government serving as Co-Executive of the Arts and Sciences Student Government (ASSG) and as President Pro-Tempore of the University of Colorado Student Union (UCSG). Paul earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2006. He was named “Outstanding Student” for the graduating class of fall 2006.
Paul worked on the national campaign staff of Gary Hart (1983 – 1988), working in a dozen different states and at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco in 1984. He has also worked on the national staff of Bruce Babbitt and for various local and national campaigns.
Paul ran and was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1992 serving the 17th District for one term. He represented Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, and Longmont. In the Senate, Paul served on the Health, Environment, Welfare, and Institutions (HEWI) Committee, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the Fire and Police Pension Review Committee. Paul did not seek reelection in 1996.
Paul was elected to the Colorado State House in 2002 serving the 12th District. In the House, Paul represented Louisville, Lafayette, and part of Longmont. He served as Chairman of the State Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee and as a member of the Appropriations Committee. Paul was selected by his peers to serve as the House Majority Leader in 2008 and 2009. As Majority Leader, Paul gained a reputation for being fair and efficient. Because of term limits, Paul did not seek reelection in 2010.
In November 2010, Minority Leader Sal Pace selected Paul to be the Democratic House Chief of Staff; a position he began upon completion of his term as Representative in January 2011.
In August 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper selected Paul to serve as the Boulder County Public Trustee.
In November 2014, Paul was elected Boulder County Treasurer. He was re-elected in 2018 to a second term.
Paul is also a teacher. He has worked as a substitute teacher in the Denver Public Schools since 2000. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, teaching “Contemporary Social Issues and Human Values” (SOCY 2011) during the Fall semesters 2008 and 2009.
Paul started his own business, BP Products, LLC, in 1999; manufacturing and marketing “Quarters of the States” maps to display the newly minted 50 State Quarters.
On August 23, 1998 Paul married Brenda Moderski, formerly of Adams, Massachusetts. They have two daughters: Marisa, born August 16, 2001 and Gianna, born March 24, 2004. Paul, Brenda, Marisa, and Gianna live in Louisville.