Sworn into the State House in January 2015, he is a small business owner in Highlands Ranch and a longtime advocate for free markets and the principles of liberty. Prior to serving in office, Rep. Van Winkle would put his small business on hold during the legislative session to serve as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Colorado Senate Republicans. In 2010, Kevin began a groundbreaking voter registration program which has since been used as a model across the West for growing the Republican Party and turning out new voters on Election Day.
In the State House, Kevin works to help our state government work for you, not over you. He stays true to his values and is working to get Colorado back on track.
Kevin has earned “A” ratings from Principles of Liberty Colorado and the National Rifle Association during his short time at the capitol. He was also recognized by several publications, such as the Denver Post and Colorado Peak Politics, as an “extremely effective legislator” who “holds firm to conservative values”, and was quickly promoted to Ranking Member of the House Finance Committee.
Kevin has deep roots in the community. It is often said that he grew up along with the district he currently represents and is truly proud to have started both his family and business in Highlands Ranch.
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 campgrounds. He and his wife, Kelly, are founding members of Crosspoint Community Church in nearby Centennial, Colorado, and proud parents.
Rep. Van Winkle is currently the Ranking Member of the House Finance Committee and a member of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee. Additionally, he sits on the esteemed Legislative Board of Ethics, is President of the Colorado Channel, and is a member of the Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension Reform Commission.
In 2018, Rep. Van Winkle fought to create a legislative PERA (Public Employees’ Retirement Association) oversight board to ensure future fiscal responsible – the board is now a reality and he has recently been appointed help lead it.