The Executive Leadership of the House includes the Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader. They are also ex officio members of the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council along with the Executive Leadership of the Colorado Senate. The Speaker is elected by a majority vote of the House, while the Majority Leader and Minority Leader are chosen by their respective caucuses.
The Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives is designated by the majority party, then elected for two year terms by all sixty-five members of the General Assembly. The Speaker calls the House to order each day, presides over the legislative sessions, and implements the rules and protocols of the House.
Speaker Crisanta Duran has served in the Colorado House of Representatives for six years, representing House District 5 in Denver, Colorado. She served as Majority Leader for two years during the Seventieth General Assembly. Representative Duran was elected Speaker of the House by her peers in 2017, serving as Speaker for the Seventy-First General Assembly.