Republican State Rep. Dan Nordberg of Colorado Springs announced that he will resign his seat to accept an appointment with President Trump’s administration. Nordberg will serve as the regional administrator for Region 8 of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Nordberg will oversee SBA’s programs in the six states that comprise Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The SBA has an office in every state and 10 regional offices located across the United States.
Nordberg was elected in 2012 to represent House District 14, consisting of northern Colorado Springs suburbs, and reelected in 2014 and 2016. Since taking office in 2013, he has sat on the House Business Affairs and Labor committee, and served as its ranking member since 2015. Nordberg also previously served as chairman of the Legislative Audit Committee, the body tasked with examining state agencies’ financial records and reviewing and releasing audit reports and recommendations for special studies.
Before his service in the Legislature, Nordberg worked as district director for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. Previous to that, Nordberg worked as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C.
Born and raised in Colorado, Nordberg graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political science. He and his wife Maura, a school psychologist, are parents of three children.
Nordberg stated that his resignation will take effect the beginning of January and that the House District 14 Republican Vacancy Committee will meet on Dec. 21 to appoint his replacement. The person chosen by the committee will be seated before the start of Colorado’s 2018 legislative session and serve out the remainder of his term.