Speaker profile: The Honorable Mark Hillman
The Honorable Mark Hillman
Mark Hillman is a Colorado native, farmer, and a "recovering journalist." He was elected to two terms in the Colorado State Senate and served as Majority Leader, as well as Colorado State Treasurer. In 2008, Mark elected to represent Colorado on the Republican National Committee. He also serves as the executive director of the Colorado Civil Justice League, the state's leading organization in the fight against lawsuit abuse.
In elected office, Mark has been a leader in the fight to protect the rights of private property owners against government takings, halting frivolous lawsuits and demanding personal responsibility, promoting economic opportunity in rural communities, and empowering parents through educational choice and accountability.
His dynamic, commonsense leadership earned recognition as National Legislator of the Year, Champion of the Taxpayer, and Guardian of Small Business. His commentaries have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Townhall and numerous other publications. He has frequently commented as a guest or host on The Mike Rosen Show on Denver's 850 KOA.
Mark operates a family farm and ranch near Burlington which includes hard red winter wheat, cattle, quarter horses and thoroughbreds. Mark and his wife, Heidi, have two children.