Mary Sharon Wells
Ms. Wells, the Chair of the Commission, was appointed on Sept. 28, 2008, to serve on the Colorado Racing Commission as a representative of the general public. Ms. Wells’ term of service will remain in effect until 2012. Ms. Wells possesses a wealth of varied employment, volunteer and community service experience. She taught music in the Denver Public Schools for approximately ten years; then, served in numerous capacities in state and county government. She worked for twenty-six years with the Colorado Legislature as both a lobbyist and an employee. She held the position of Executive Director of Governmental Relations for the Jefferson County Public Schools. Ms. Wells distinguished herself at the State House and gained a reputation for integrity, fairness and commitment. Her community service has included, but is not limited to, being the chair and an advisory board member for the Colorado Criminal Justice Commission’s Build a Generation program, being a community activist in Jefferson County and working for the betterment of neighborhoods, schools and the environment there.
(Democrat – Seventh Congressional District; Senate District 20/House District 23)