State Representative House District 64
As a Republican rancher, farmer, feedlot manager, and retired U.S. Army Colonel with 29 years of service, State Representative Richard Holtorf plans to continue providing veteran leadership as he represents the people of rural Colorado’s House District 64.
3rd Generation Cattle Rancher
Richard Holtorf has been the General Manager of Buffalo Springs Ranch since October 2006. He has managed a diverse production agriculture operation that includes a commercial cattle herd, a backgrounding feed yard, and a dryland farm in Washington County Colorado fifteen miles North of Akron. Richard manages the ranch that he and his brothers grew up on and is a strong supporter of muiltigenerational farm and ranch operations to sustain production agriculture for the future.
Senior Retired Military Veteran
Colonel (retired) Richard Holtorf served as a U.S. Army Aviation Officer for 29 years. He served five overseas tours, including two combat tours. Colonel Holtorf commanded at every level, from Company Command to Battalion Command. He attended every U.S. Army Officer Professional Development Course up to the U.S. Army War College. His vast military leadership skills are already at work for the people of House District 64 and will be vital in protecting rural values for rural Colorado.
Richard is pictured here with his family. He is very proud to have raised his family in Eastern Colorado. Upon returning from active duty in 1994, he and his wife Mary raised their four daughters on Buffalo Springs Ranch. They are now enjoying starting the next chapter of their lives as grandparents.
HB21-1116 Purple Heart Recipient Free State Park Access
Concerning access to state parks by purple heart recipients.
HB21-1215 Expansion Of Justice Crime Prevention Initiative
Concerning the expansion of the justice reinvestment crime prevention initiative, and, in connection therewith, creating a small business grant program for justice-system-involved persons and making an appropriation.
HB21-1279 Occupational Therapy Interstate Compact
HB21-1301 Cannabis Outdoor Cultivation Measures
SB21-008 Remove Junior From Certain College Names
SB21-234 General Fund Transfer Agriculture And Drought Resiliency
SB21-248 Loan Program For Colorado Agriculture
HB20-1211 Sunset Regulation Of Egg Dealers
HB20-1178 Increase Speed Limit On Certain Rural Highways
News & Updates
Representatives Janice Rich, Matt Soper and Richard Holtorf celebrate the termination of Initiative 16
State House of Representatives, Janice Rich & Matt Soper and Richard Holtorf. State Supreme Court announces termination of Initiative 16!
Denver, CO – Colorado House Agriculture Committee Vice-Chair Marc Catlin released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the PAUSE Initiative.
Yesterday, SB21-234 was signed into law by Governor Polis. Another strong bill for Colorado Agriculture I am honored to be apart of.Rep. Richard Holtorf [video width="720" height="1270"...
Hold On To Our Rural Lifestyle
Hold on to our agricultural economic base
- Our agricultural economic base comes from our private property.
- It is the foundation of our ag economy.
- We must protect it from infringement.
Hold on to our Small Towns
Small Towns are the Nucleus of Eastern Colorado. We must maintain and preserve our small town economies.
- We lose our micro-economies to macro-
economies, we lose our small towns.
- The money passing through our micro-economy in
our communities is crucial to maintaining the
economic health of our rural towns
We can’t let them shrink, depopulate, and erode our way of life.
Hold on to our Small Town Values
- Knowing your neighbors by first name.
- Helping neighbors in times of crisis
Ex: In times of crisis, diseased farmer,
neighbors help bring in the harvest for the last
May not find this in the city, but you do find it in Eastern Colorado.
Hold on to our Second Amendment Rights, our right to keep and bear arms
“I’m a lifetime member of the NRA, and believe that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right. One that should not be infringed upon.”
- I’m not afraid to fight.
- I’ve served in two combat tours.
- I’ve been in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, and I’ve seen the Taliban up close and personal.
I want to passionately fight for our rural way of life and what we hold dear in Eastern Colorado.
Representative Richard Holtorf
Mission & Values
Mission: My mission as your Representative is to keep Colorado a Rocky Mountain state, preserve our Western heritage and our Colorado traditions, and stop making Colorado Eastern California.
Values: I’ve never given up on anything that life has thrown in front of me. If you select me to continue filling the big boots that Kimmi Lewis wore, I will guarantee to hold true to preserving our rural values.
I will never give up on our rural way of life, and you can rest assured that I will have my constituents’ backs every day at the Capitol.
I will continue to fight the leftists, socialists, and activists that control all
three branches of our state government. I will fight with tenacity. I will fight with oration and conviction to attempt to explain to the misguided Democrats, at every opportunity, that we must preserve what we hold dear in Eastern and Southern Colorado.