Pete Lee was elected in 2018 to serve in the Colorado State Senate from Colorado Springs. He is chair of the Senate Judiciary and Legal Services Committees and vice chair of Finance. He previously served four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives where he chaired the House Judiciary Committee, and served on the Education, Transportation, Energy and Local Government Committees.
Pete’s commitment to reforming the criminal justice system resulted in his sponsorship of four bills establishing comprehensive restorative justice policies and programs in Colorado’s adult and juvenile criminal justice systems and some fifty other bills to improve all aspects of the justice system. He has also sponsored bills to improve the economy, job training and apprentice programs and to help Colorado’s veterans. Prior to his election to the Colorado legislature, Pete worked for two fortune 500 sized corporations and practiced law, with an emphasis on business and criminal law, in Colorado Springs for 25 years.
Pete graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Akron, Ohio School of Law. He has served on numerous local boards including the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council, AspenPointe Mental Health, NAACP, Citizens Project and Community Prep School.
Pete and his wife Lynn, have lived in Colorado Springs for over 40 years where they raised their three children and are active outdoor enthusiasts, hiking and skiing the Colorado Rockies.