David Skaggs - Six-Term Congressman (D-CO2)

After six terms in Congress, during which he co-founded the House Bipartisan Retreats, Rep. Skaggs remains dedicated to the mission of improving communication and cross-party collaboration in the political sphere.

Congressman David Skaggs is a former six-term Democratic member of the United State House of Representatives from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District (1987-99). Prior to his election to Congress, he served three terms in the Colorado House (1981-87), the last two terms as Minority Leader.

David currently holds positions as Co-Chair of the Board of the U. S. House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethics and Vice-Chair of the board of trustees of the National Endowment for Democracy. He practices law in the Denver office of Dentons US LLP.

While in Congress, David was a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee of Intelligence. He was the founding co-chairman with then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) of the House Bipartisan Retreats, designed to improve bipartisan relations among House members.

David has remained dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s politics and with his wife, Laura, endowed a fund at American University that beginning in 2019 will support the biennial award of the Madison Prizes to a Member of Congress, Representative or Senator, from each major party “who each best exemplifies . . . the need for compromise in a democratic society.”