|In 8 years, Sonnenberg makes impact for northeast Colorado|
|Written by Marianne Goodland|
As he nears the end of his legislative career in the Colorado House, Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) talked about what he is most proud of and what the future holds.
Sonnenberg will be busy during the summer on the interim water resources review committee. He is running for the Senate; his only opposition as of this story is Douglas Aden of Fort Lupton, from the American Constitution Party.
Sonnenberg first ran for the House District 65 seat in 2006. He has been elected by strong majorities every two years since then.
On the last day of the 2014 session, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the House paid tribute to their term-limited members and others who won’t be back in 2015.
Sonnenberg has spent six of the his eight years at the Capitol in the minority party, but for two years (2010-2011) when Republicans held a one-vote majority, he served as chair of the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee. He has been a member of that committee for the entire eight years, as well as serving on the joint Capital Development Committee and committees on transportation and appropriations.
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Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) at left pays tribute to Rep. Randy Fischer (D-Fort Collins) on the last day of the 2014 legislative session. Fischer, who chaired the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, returned the favor later in the day with his own tribute to Sonnenberg, the committee’s ranking Republican.