State Representative John Kefalas (D-Larimer) represents House District 52. He was elected in 2006.
Rep. Kefalas has been involved in local, national and international peace, justice and environmental work for 30 years. He joined the Peace Corps in 1979 as an Agricultural Extension Worker in El Salvador. He visited the northern border of Nicaragua with Witness for Peace, worked in Chiapas, Mexico, with Schools for Chiapas and participated in a delegation to Israel/Palestine with The Compassionate Listening Project.
He has served on the boards of or worked with such Colorado and community-based groups as: the Colorado Housing Investment Fund Coalition, Affordable Housing Coalition of Larimer County, Northern Colorado Cross-Disabilities Coalition, Fort Collins Area Interfaith Council, Older Americans Coalition, Fort Collins Housing Authority, Colorado Women's Lobby, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, Governor's Task Force on Welfare Reform, Martinez Park Neighborhood Association, the Colorado Children's Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute.
Rep. Kefalas most recently directed the Colorado Progressive Coalition's Tax Fairness Project, a grassroots organizing campaign that educates Coloradans about the impacts of state and federal budget decisions on families and communities and mobilizes people to change unfair tax and fiscal policies.
Rep. Kefalas is a 1978 graduate of Colorado State University and has Masters of Art in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He was a teacher in the Poudre School District, a migrant health outreach worker for Larimer County, an employment and training counselor for Larimer County and an advisor for Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins. He worked with Catholic Charities as a public policy advocate and community development coordinator for seven years.