About Larry Liston

Larry, Mary, and Carter Elizabeth Schutt

Rep Larry Liston works hard for the citizens of Colorado!

Larry's Legislative Priorities

  • Economic Growth & High-Paying Jobs
         Supports Working & Partnering with The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), the Regionals Strongest Economic Driver
     

  • Public Safety
         Honors & has carried legislation in support of our Police, Fire, and EMT professionals
     

  • Strongly Supports Our First & Second Amendment Rights

 

Larry's Awards & Achievements

 Larry served twelve years in the Colorado General Assembly (2005-2012, 2017-present). During those years, he served at various                times as:
 

  • Member of Health & Human Services Committee (2019)

  • Member of Energy & Environment Committee (2019)

  • Chairman and ranking member of the business committee (2008-2012)

  • Member of the local government committee (2008-2012)

  • Ranking member of the state veterans and military affairs committee. (2011-2012)

    Larry has been consistently recognized for his conservative leadership
     

  • 2019 – Legislator of the year by the Emergency Medical Services Assn of Colorado

  • 2019 – Outstanding Legislator by the American Physical Therapy Assn/Colorado Chapter

  • 2018, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006 — Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business

  • 2017 and 2012 Outstanding Legislator — American Conservative Union

  • 2017-2019, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006 — “Friend of the Taxpayer Award” by the Colorado Civil Justice League

  • 2010 Outstanding Legislator — United Veterans Commission of Colorado

  • 2009 Legislator of the Year — Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce​
     

Larry on the Issues

  • Protect TABOR and respect taxpayers: Larry voted against Ref. C in 2005 and fought against Ref CC in 2019. He will continue to fight to protect TABOR.

  • Support veterans and the US Military: Larry's father was a WWII bomber pilot. Larry helped make it easier for soldiers stationed overseas to vote. Larry was selected as the legislator of the year in 2010 by the United Veterans Committee. Larry will always fight to honor those who serve our country.

  • Pro-2nd Amendment: Larry will defend our 2nd Amendment Rights and voted against the Red Flag bill. Larry is an NRA Life Member and Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition Member and board member.

  • Pro-life: Larry supports Pro-life legislation, defending the rights of the unborn, and de-funding Planned Parenthood.

  • Oppose Obamacare and Amendment 69: Larry continues to oppose the expansion of Obamacare in Colorado and the adoption of single-payer health care under Amendment 69. Larry supports free market approaches to health care delivery such as expanded health savings accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines which increases competition and offers more choices and lower prices, and the ability for individuals to deduct health insurance premiums from Colorado state taxes.

  • Improve Transportation Infrastructure: Larry supports getting our fair share of transportation dollars for road and bridge improvements in Colorado Springs, including an emphasis on widening I-25 between Monument and Colorado Springs. Larry has actively supported the El Paso County Regional Transportation Authority. Larry believes in local control for highway solutions.

  • Pro-Parental Choice: Larry supports educational policies that emphasize more local control, school choice, technology and innovation in education. Larry supports school choice, home schooling, and parochial schools.

  • Pro-Business: Larry supports legislation that creates jobs and helps our economy grow. Larry passed legislation that reduced regulations for small businesses. Larry has been and will be continue to be an advocate for UCCS, an economic engine for Senate District 10 and the Pikes Peak region just as he did for House District 16.


Larry's Professional Experience

  • Retired in 2008 after 33 years as an Investment Executive, First Vice President, for the Royal Bank of Canada: RBC Wealth Management


Larry's Education

  • Graduate, Colorado State University, 1975
    BS in Business Administration
    Minor in Political Science

  • Enrolled in UCCS, 2013 – Present. Working towards an MPA at The Graduate School of Public Affairs


Larry's Community and Public Service

  • 1985 – Long-standing Member, Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club.
    Larry is a Paul Harris Fellow within Rotary

  • 2000 & 2004 Member, Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross

  • Earned Eagle Scout


Larry's Public Service

  • 2005-2012 and 2017-present – Served House District 16 and the Citizens of El Paso County and the State of Colorado in the Colorado House of Representatives

  • 1995-1999 Member, El Paso County Highway Advisory Board


Larry, Political Activist and Volunteer

  • 2000 to present – Member, Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition
    Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • 2001 to 2003 Vice, Chairman, Colorado Republican Party

  • 2001 El Paso County Republican of the Year

  • 1984-1996 – Precinct 217 leader

  • 1997-2004 – House District 16 Chairman

  • Delegate to the El Paso County and Colorado State Assemblies multiple years

  • 1998 & 2002 El Paso County Chair, Bill Owens for Governor

  • 2000 El Paso County Co-Chair, George W. Bush for President

  • 2000 Delegate for George W. Bush for President, Republican National Convention

  • 1989 Graduate, Republican Leadership Program/Leadership Program of the Rockies

  • 1999 Graduate, Campaign Management School, Leadership Institute

Larry's Political Volunteer Service

  • 2000 to present – Member, Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition
    Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • 2001 to 2003 Vice, Chairman, Colorado Republican Party

  • 2001 El Paso County Republican of the Year

  • 1984-1996 – Precinct 217 leader

  • 1997-2004 – House District 16 Chairman

  • Delegate to the El Paso County and Colorado State Assemblies multiple years

  • 1998 & 2002 El Paso County Chair, Bill Owens for Governor

  • 2000 El Paso County Co-Chair, George W. Bush for President

  • 2000 Delegate for George W. Bush for President, Republican National Convention

Larry, A Family Man

  • Married for 40 years to Mary Ann an Attorney/Retired

  • Father to Katarina (Katie) who was raised in Senate District 10. She is currently living and working in Michigan with her husband, Dr. Chris Schutt who is a Neurotology Specialist and surgeon 

  • Grandfather to 6 year-Year-Old Carter Schutt

  • Active Member, First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs

  • Hobbies include skiing, golfing, hiking, reading a good book on history, and walking neighborhoods and talking to voters

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