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 as a State Senator in Colorado from 2006-2011. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Ranger qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was deployed to Honduras in support of Operation Just Cause and fought in the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm, and 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 currently resides in Ken Caryl, CO with his children, Meghan, Ethan, Allie and Soren, and is engaged to be married to Shannon Ulrich.