Senator Bob Gardner’s Personal and Professional Resume

Personal

Bob is the proud father of two adult children. His Son, BoB, Jr. is a graphic Designer and resides in Colorado Springs with his wife April and Bob’s first grandchild, Lili who is a 1-year-old. His daughter Laura is an Attorney and practices law with her Father in the Robert S. Gardner Law Firm.

Education

  • George Washington University Masters of Law 1986
  • University of Texas School of Law with Honors 1981
  • United States Air Force Academy Graduate 1976

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Robert S. Gardner, Attorney at Law

  • Member, Uniform Law Commission, Appointed by President of the Senate, Bill Cadman

  • United States Air Force, Retired
    • United States Air Force Reserve Officer
    • USAFA Faculty – Procurement and Business Law
    • Judge Advocate General at USAFA
    • ICBM Missile Launch Officer

Community Involvement

  • Regional Council, El Pomar Foundation

  • Member, Colorado Easter Seals BOD

  • Founding Board Member, Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy

  • Member, Colorado League of Charter Schools Legal Advocacy Fund BOD

  • Colorado Republican Party General Counsel

  • Chairman, El Paso County Republican Party, 1993-1997

     

Leadership Positions:

  • Ranking Republican Member, Senate Judiciary Committee 2019

  • Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee 2016-2018

  • Chair, House Judiciary Committee

  • Ranking Republican Member, House Judiciary Committee

  • Member, House Appropriations Committee, 2004-2012

  • Member, House Local Government Committee,

  • Member, Joint Legislative Committee,

  • Health Benefit Exchange Legislative Implementation Review Committee

  • Committee on Long Term Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Commitment to Conservative Values:

  • Sponsored or co-sponsored MULTIPLE pieces of legislation to strengthen Colorado’s laws to protect victims of crime
  • Spearheaded the opposition to legislation that would damage business and Colorado’s economy
  • Primary sponsor of successful legislation in the 2008 session that provided increased employment opportunities and shortened the waiting list for services for the developmentally disabled

Legislative Leadership Recognition:

  • 2007 Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year
  • 2007 Alliance Legislator of the Year  (statewide advocacy organization for developmentally disabled)
  • 2010 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Top Legislator for Business Issues
  • 2012 Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Legislator of the Year
  • 2014 Colorado Civil Justice League Champion for Tort Reform
  • 2013 NFIB Minuteman Award for Support of Small Business
  • 2013 Colorado Organization for Victim Advocacy-Outstanding Legislator
  • Also recognized as outstanding legislator by:
    • NFIB
    • NAIOP-Commercial Real Estate Development for protection of property rights
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
    • Colorado Organization of Victims Assistance
    • Colorado Medical Society
    • The American Conservative Union
    • United Veterans Committee of Colorado
    • Colorado Civil Justice League Champion (for defending business against costly litigation)
    • Colorado Restaurant Association—for legislation in support of small businesses

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