Cole Wist is the Assistant Minority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives and serves as State Representative for House District 37.
Cole is a long time resident of District 37, living in the Homestead neighborhood of Centennial since 1997. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters: Connor, 24, Abby, 19, and Halle, 14.
Cole has deep Colorado roots. He grew up on the western slope in Paonia. Cole is the son of a coal miner and worked in the mining industry while earning his education. Cole earned his undergraduate degree in political science and public policy from the University of Denver and his law degree from Georgetown University.
Cole is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading attorneys in the area of workplace safety and health law. Primarily representing mining, construction, and oil and gas clients, Cole consistently leads the charge against excessive regulation and over-reaching by state and federal governments. He is recognized in Best Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in the country and has been elected to Colorado Super Lawyers for over ten years.
Throughout his 20 years in House District 37, Cole has been actively involved in supporting and electing Republicans to local, state, and national office. Cole served as a precinct leader from 1998 through 2014, was elected as a delegate to numerous county and state conventions, and volunteered on many campaigns. Cole is also a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, an academy dedicated to educating and grooming conservative leaders.
Cole brings experience, passion, and common sense to the Colorado House of Representatives. He is committed to blocking the expansion of government and to keeping spending under control. Representing employers against government over-reaching, Cole knows first-hand the dangers of an unchecked bureaucracy. He is a tireless advocate for keeping government small, limited, and efficient. Cole stands on the side of liberty, personal accountability, and free enterprise.