Ken Salazar Edit Profile
Bachelor in Political Science, Colorado College, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College, 1993.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Denver, 1999.
Farmer, rancher, Conejos County, Colorado. Law clerk to attorney general State of Colorado, Denver, 1979, chief legal counsel to governor, 1986—1990, executive director Department Natural Resources, 1990—1994, attorney general, 1999—2005. Associate Sherman & Howard, Denver, 1981—1986.
Director Parcel, Mauro, Hultin & Spaanstra, 1994—1998. United States Senator from Colorado, 2005—2009. Secretary United States Department Interior, Washington, since 2009.
Governor's representative State Board Equalization, Denver, 1990.
Member Israel Friendship League, 1986—1989. Chair Great Outdoors Colorado, Denver, 1993—1994, Rio Grande Compact Commission, 1995—1997, Sangre de Cristo Land Grant Commission, 1993—1995. Member Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver, since 1990, City and County of Denver Ethics Panel, 1993.
Governor's representative State Board on Property Tax Equalization, 1987—1991. Delegate Soviet-American Young Leadership Dialogue, 1984. Member advisory committee Colorado University School Law Natural Resources Law Center, 1989—1992.
Member Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, 1995—1997. Board directors Denver Community Leadership Forum, 1988, Servicios de la Raza Housing and Urban Development 202 Project, 1985—1989, chair, 1986. Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Hispanic Bar Association (American Bar Association task force on opportunities for minorities in legal profession, board directors 1986-1987), Denver Bar Association (Second vice president 1989, chair policy-community relations subcommittee 1982-1984), Colorado Bar Association (board governors 1989-1990, task force to assess the legal profession 1986).
Married Hope Hernandez. Children: Melinda, Andrea.