Colleen was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in a November 2014 by-election for the constituency of Lloydminster. She was re-elected in the 2016 and 2020 provincial general elections. Colleen currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on the Economy and as a member of the Red Tape Reductions Committee, the Government Operations Committee, the House Committee on Privileges, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Committee, and is a Steering Committee member of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Association for Saskatchewan.
Supporting, helping, and finding answers to constituents’ concerns, issues and challenges has always been a priority and the most rewarding part of her role as an MLA. Staying involved and engaged in her community, and advocating on behalf of her constituents is very important to Colleen.
She was born and raised on a family farm east of Saskatoon and has called Lloydminster home for the past 37 years. Colleen attended the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan beginning in 1979 and has been active in education ever since. Colleen was a trustee on the Lloydminster Public School Board of Education for 20 years and served as board chair for 16 of those years. Colleen is very active in the Lloydminster community, attending and trying to stay abreast of all events throughout her constituency. She was involved with the Kiwanis Club, the Lloydminster Learning Council, the Prairie North Regional Health Board, and the Lloydminster Early Intervention Program. She started and operated the Lloydminster In Motion After School Program, School Community Councils, Young Life, the Lloydminster Community Youth Center, the Lloydminster Concerned Citizens for Seniors Care, and helped with numerous other fundraising and volunteer opportunities in the community. She has always put kids, families, seniors, and newcomers to the community first.
Colleen and her husband, Kim, have one daughter, Nevada, and seven sons, Casey, Chester, Riley, Fraser, Percy, and twins, Duke and Ace. They have five wonderful daughters-in-law, and nine beautiful grandchildren. Colleen enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and close friends at the lake, or whenever the opportunity arises.