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Tribute paid to Brophy for years in Legislature PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marianne Goodland   

As he comes to the end of his legislative career in the state Senate, Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) looked back on what he’s accomplished in his time and looked forward to what the future holds for him.

Both he and Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) will be busy during the summer on the interim water resources review committee.

Brophy and Sonnenberg have jointly sponsored more than two dozen bills and resolutions together in the past seven years, with more than half coming in the past three years. The bills have covered water issues, daylight saving, trucking and, perhaps most notably, the repeal of the tax on certain agricultural products in 2011.

Brophy was first elected to the Colorado House in 2002, representing the 63rd district. In 2005, when Sen. Mark Hillman was appointed state treasurer, Brophy was named as his replacement for the Senate District 1 seat.

Brophy has served on both House and Senate agriculture committees, the joint Legal Services committees and on finance. With the end of the 2014 session, Brophy will have served 12 years at the state Capitol, the last nine years in the Senate.

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Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) and wife Angela, at right, listen to a tribute to Greg from Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs). The tribute was part of the last day of the 2014 session, honoring term-limited and other departing Senate members.

—Photo by Marianne Goodland

Holyoke Enterprise June 5, 2014