Government Affairs Committee

Find Your Elected Official

Mission Statement

The mission of the Governmental Affairs Committee is to promote the growth and development of the Colorado aggregate and concrete industries through the advocacy of positive and permanent business friendly government laws and regulations; effective communication with our elected officials; and development of strategic partnerships to accomplish these objectives.

Governmental Affairs Committee Overview

CSSGA’s Governmental Affairs Committee works closely with members of the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) in order to effectively manage the Association’s dual interests.

CSSGA and CRMCA have also partnered with the American Concrete Pavement AssociationColorado Asphalt Pavement Association, and the Colorado Contractors Association to form the Colorado Construction Industry Coalition (CIC-527). The groups primary focus is to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment, or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office and to influence ballot measures.

Legislative Subcommittee

This Subcommittee is very active during the Legislative Session between January and May. During the session, the group typically meets every Monday morning at the Capitol with the CSSGA lobbying team and Subcommittee members. In addition, the Subcommittee helps to manage the Association’s Political Action Committee – the Colorado ROCK PAC. The ROCK PAC primarily focuses on donating to industry friendly political candidates at the state and local level.

Committee Chair

Chairperson: Garrett Varra
Varra Companies

Legislative Lead: Ben Frei
Albert Frei & Sons, Inc.

Legislative Breakfast Program

During the Colorado State Legislative Session regulatory representatives, legislative leaders, and members of the Governor’s administration are invited to visit with members of CSSGA.

Grassroots Awards Program

CSSGA along with CRMCA recognizes our outstanding members for their participation in the political process.

2018 Company Winner: Tezak Heavy Equipment

2018 Individual Winners:

  • Tom Cummings, GCP Applied Technologies
  • Dan Eveatt, Tezak Heavy Equipment
  • Abbott Lawrence, Martin Marietta
  • Matt Noteboom, L.G. Everist
  • Mike Sheahan, Martin Marietta
  • Pete Siegmund, CRH Americas Materials
  • Danny Tezak, Tezak Heavy Equipment
  • Rich Umbel, CRH Americas Materials