“I am so lucky to have lived in Fort Collins all of my life. I love this community. I am committed to protecting what’s great about Fort Collins and Colorado and to improving the things we can do better.”
Representative Randy Fischer is serving his fourth term in the Colorado General Assembly where he represents House District 53. His district includes most of the west side of Fort Collins, including the main campus of Colorado State University and the Larimer campus of Front Range Community College.
Rep. Fischer is the Chairman of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee. He also serves as a member of the House Transportation and Energy Committee, and the Capitol Development Committee. Rep. Fischer participates in several interim committees, including the Water Resources Review Committee and the Transportation Legislative Review Committee. He also serves as one of two legislative member of Colorado’s Inter-basin Compact Committee. In addition to his legislative responsibilities, he serves on the boards of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and the Colorado Water Institute.
Rep. Fischer earned a BS degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University in 1976. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, also from CSU. In his professional life outside the legislature, Rep. Fischer has worked as a consulting engineer specializing in the reclamation and remediation of abandoned mine sites throughout the U.S. and around the world. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.
During his 7 years in the legislature, Rep. Fischer has focused on issues related to the long-term sustainability of Colorado’s environment, economy, and quality of life, including water supply and water quality, natural resource conservation, renewable energy, and an efficient 21st-century multimodal transportation system. He has also championed educational issues, including early childhood, K-12, and higher education.