Libby Szabo

Libby Szabo portrait

Term: 2017 - 2021

Email: [email protected]


Libby Szabo is a resident of Arvada and former state legislator. She was elected to her first four-year term in November of 2016.

Boards Participation

She currently serves as the Chairman Pro-Tem of the Board of County Commissioners and the Law Enforcement Authority.  She also serves on the following boards:

  • Child and Youth Leadership Commission
  • Colorado Counties, Inc. Legislative Committee
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
  • First Judicial District Court Services Advisory Board
  • Jefferson County Communities That Care Key Leaders
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
    • Administrative Committee
    • Board of Directors
    • Board of Governors
  • Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority
  • Noxious Weed Advisory Board
  • Rocky Flats Stewardship Council
  • Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

Commissioner Szabo is currently serving as the county's alternate on the Boundary Control Commission, Colorado Clean Water Coalition and the WestConnect Corridor Coalition.

Work Experience

Prior to becoming county commissioner, Szabo was Assistant Minority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives. She was the first Latina female to be elected to a House leadership position. She was serving her third term as a state legislator when she was chosen by the Republican Party Vacancy Committee to fill an unexpired county commissioner's term in 2015.

Personal Life

Szabo is a Colorado native. She and her husband of 34 years, Denes, have deep roots in Jefferson County, where Libby grew up. They have four children and have two grandchildren.

The Szabos own a family business that has been in operation for more than 40 years. Commissioner Szabo also has experience in the mortgage lending and financial services industry. She is very active in her community, coaches youth sports, and volunteers at her church.