Mike Kopp was elected as the National Committeeman from Colorado in July of 2012. He is currently the Manager of Corporate Affairs for Intermountain Rural Electric Association.
Mr. Kopp served in Colorado’s state senate from 2007 to 2011 as was elected by his colleagues to lead the Republican caucus as Minority Leader. Previously, he had enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Ranger qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. During his military service he was deployed to Honduras in support of Operation Golden Pheasant; he later served in the Gulf War in Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1991 with the rank of Sergeant. He received two Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Army Achievement Medal.
After serving in the Army, Mr. Kopp worked with fire-fighting crews for the National Park Service and for the United States Border Patrol’s Detention and Deportation Division. He has also worked in the non-profit and ministry fields and earned a B.A. in ministry from North Central University in Minneapolis and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Mr. Kopp and his wife, Shannon, live in Golden, CO with their children, Meghan, Ethan, Allie and Soren.