Representative Patrick Neville is serving his third term in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing House District 45, Castle Rock. He has served as the House Republican Leader since November 2016.
Representative Neville grew up in Littleton, Colorado where he attended and graduated from Columbine High School in 2001. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado at Denver, where he studied Economics. While attending college, he worked full time as a manager of a grocery store and later as an insurance producer. After graduation, he decided he wanted to serve his country and joined the US Army.
While in the Army, Representative Neville was deployed to Iraq and served in the battle of Sadr City as a Platoon Leader. He was fortunate to be surrounded by the best Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and owes much of his success to them. His awards include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal (OLC) and Army Achievement Medal. He retired from the Army at the rank of Captain.
Representative Neville was blessed to marry his high school sweetheart Kristi at the age of 22. They currently live in Castle Rock, where they raise their three girls, Mary Katelyn, Hannah, and Lydia.
Rep. Neville serves on Legislative Council and Executive Committee of Legislative Council.
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2948
Assistant House Republican Leader Kevin Van Winkle
Highlands Ranch - House District 43
Representative Kevin Van Winkle is a small business owner in Highlands Ranch and a longtime advocate for free markets and the principles of liberty. Prior to serving in elected office, Representative Van Winkle put his small business on hold during the legislative session to serve as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Colorado Senate Republicans.
Representative Van Winkle was born and raised in the Highlands Ranch area that he currently represents – it’s where he started his business and family. In his free time, Kevin is a proud member of a local Ice Hockey team and gets outside as often as possible to enjoy Colorado’s many hiking trails and camp grounds. He and his wife, Kelly, are founding members of Crosspoint Community Church in nearby Centennial, Colorado.
Representative Van Winkle serves on the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee and Legislative Council.
To contact Kevin or for more information, please visit: VanWinkleForColorado.com
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2936
House Republican Caucus Chair Lori Saine
Firestone - House District 63
Prior to joining the Legislature, Representative Lori Saine served as a city councilwoman for the city of Dacono. She also worked as the regional sales director for Text Mobile Alerts. In her community, Representative Saine helped charter the Women of Weld Group. She served on Dacono’s Planning Commission and as chair of Dacono’s Economic Development Committee and was instrumental in branding Dacono as the home of extreme sports in Colorado. She also represented Dacono at the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Carbon Valley Recreation District and the Steering Committee for the Southwest Weld Economic Development Initiative.
Representative Saine is a dedicated mother and member of the Christian Faith who plays an active role within her community and helped initiate the Carbon Valley Veteran’s Memorial Project. She volunteers with Rocky Mountain Christian Church, Carbon Valley Young Life, Habitat for Humanity and the Denver Rescue Mission. Representative Saine and her husband live with their daughter in Firestone. Their family enjoys hiking, biking, camping, rafting, kayaking, and visiting Colorado’s many beautiful state and national parks.
Representative Saine serves on the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee, the Legislative Audit Committee, and the Legislative Council.
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2906
House Republican Whip Perry Buck
Windsor - House District 49
Representative Perry Buck attended Greeley West High School where she earned nine letters in track, swimming, tennis and basketball. In 1984, she graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California with a degree in English. Representative Buck also did graduate work in accounting at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Representative Buck was an insurance agent with New York Life until she suspended her insurance business to run for office. Prior to starting her insurance business, Representative Buck was the president and CEO of Northern Colorado Event Planning, LLC.
In 1999, Representative Buck was appointed by Governor Owens as the Northeast Business Development Representative for the Colorado Office of Economic Development. She helped facilitate economic development in the rural communities of Northeastern Colorado.
Representative Buck served two years as Secretary for the Colorado Republican Party and then four years as the Vice-Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. Prior to those positions, she was the Weld County GOP Chair. Representative Buck was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, in Weld County for County Council at-Large.
In October of 2011, Representative Buck was elected President of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women. She also currently serves as 1st VP for the Greeley Republican Women and Secretary for the Colorado Republican Party.
Representative Buck is and has been involved in many civic organizations, including Rotary, United Way of Weld County, Weld County Partners, Senior Resource Services, Habitat for Humanity, Board of Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Progressive 15 and the Weld County Republican Party. She attends the Greeley Wesleyan Church.
Representative Buck is married to Ken Buck, the current member of the US House of Representatives for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. She has two step children, Cody, a graduate of West Point Academy and Kaitlin, a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina. The Bucks live in Windsor, Colorado and enjoy gardening, sports and reading and fighting for Republican principles.
Representative Buck serves on the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee and the House Transportation and Energy Committee.
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2907
House Republican Joint Budget Committee Member
Douglas County - House District 44
Representative Kim Ransom has been involved in politics since 1984. She has been a part of grassroots efforts such as phoning and walking, fundraising, county chair for both primary and general election seasons, and recruiting volunteers. She has been active in the Douglas County GOP since 1990 where she has been elected to multiple positions for the county party, including precinct committeeperson, district captain, secretary, and bonus member to State, Congressional (4th, 5th, and 6th) and Judicial assemblies. Delegate to county, state, national, congressional and judicial assemblies/conventions, as well as state senate and house districts. She currently serves as a Vice Chair for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.
Aside from her political activities, Representative Ransom has also served on the Douglas County Planning Commission. She served 2 terms, holding the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. While she served on the planning commission, she attended hearings after researching land use proposals prepared by the county planning department.
She has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from California State University, Long Beach, a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento and a BS in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing) from California State University, Sacramento.
For the last 28 years, Kim has lived in Douglas County where she raised four children.
Representative Ransom serves on the Joint Budget Committee and is the Ranking Member of House Appropriations.