Lee to serve as vice chairman of House Judiciary Committee

Colorado Springs Rep. Pete Lee will be the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the Colorado General Assembly reconvenes in January.

Lee will serve as deputy to Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat from Cherry Hills Village on the committee, which reviews proposed legislation regarding Colorado’s courts and judges, the state constitution and statures, the correctional system and prisons, juvenile justice and homeland security. The committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Corrections, Law and Public Safety, the Judicial Department and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.

Lee, a Democrat, is starting his second term in the House of Representatives. He has worked in the legal department at the Holly Sugar Corp. and for the law firm of Hill Corrigan Morgan and Krall before starting his own legal practice.

He is a graduate of the University of Akron Law School and has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.