Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne
49th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Assumed office
May 12, 2016
Governor John Hickenlooper
Preceded by Joe García
Personal details
Born (1953-10-27) October 27, 1953
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jim Brown
Children 3
Alma mater University of New Hampshire,

George Washington University
Columbia University

Donna Lynne (born October 27, 1953) is a member of the Democratic Party and the 49th lieutenant governor of the State of Colorado. She also serves in a dual capacity as the chief operating officer of the State of Colorado.[1] She was appointed to the position by Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, on March 23, 2016[2] and was confirmed by the Colorado House of Representatives and the state senate, on May 4, 2016.[3] Lynne replaced the outgoing lieutenant governor, Joseph A. Garcia. Prior to her appointment, Lynne was an executive with Kaiser Permanente.[4][5]

Early life and education

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Lynne is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she received a B. A. in economics and political science. She also attended George Washington University, where she received a Masters of Public Administration and obtained a Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University.


Lynne spent 20 years working in New York City government.[6] During that time she served as first deputy commissioner for the office of labor relations, director for the mayor's office of operations, and senior vice president for the New York City health and hospital corps.[7]

Lynne previously served on the boards of the Colorado Education Initiative, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Teach for America-Colorado and is former chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.[8]


Political offices
Preceded by
Joe García
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

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