Representing Our Constituents

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Laura Solano, Lottery Director

A Representative Body

The Commission is composed of five members who are appointed by the Governor with the consent and approval of the Colorado Senate. At least one member of the Commission must have been a law enforcement officer for at least five years; one member must have been a Colorado practicing attorney for at least five years; and at least one member must be a certified public accountant who practiced accountancy in Colorado for at least five years.

Commissioners

The Colorado Lottery Commission plays an important role in the oversight and governance of the Colorado Lottery and in fulfilling their fiduciary duties with regards to all Lottery games operated by the Lottery. Its mission is to ensure that all games marketed by the Colorado Lottery are done with security and protection of the integrity of the games and organization of the Colorado Lottery; and, to ensure that all Colorado Lottery games are representative of the values of the State of Colorado and its citizens.

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Honorable Charles Dennis Maes

Chair Commissioner
Democrat
Attorney at Law
Initial commission appointment July 19, 2013
In first term - commission term expires July 1, 2017

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Michael Weatherwax

Vice-Chair Commissioner
Democrat
Certified Public Accountant
Initial commission appointment July 1, 2014
In first term - commission term expires July 1, 2018

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James Davis

Commissioner
Republican
Law Enforcement
Initial commission appointment November 1, 2015
In first term - commission term expires July 1, 2019

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Jim Bensberg

Commissioner
Republican
Citizen Representative
Initial commission appointment July 1, 2014
In first term - commission term expires July 1, 2018

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Stella Peterson

Commissioner
Democrat
Citizen Representative
Initial commission appointment March 9, 2016
In first term - commission term expires July 1, 2016