Nolbert Chavez served four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, from 1995 through 2002. After being term-limited from the state legislature, he founded a government affairs and strategic planning consulting firm, serving nonprofit, governmental and higher education clients. He has taught and lectured on political advocacy, and is considered a state budget expert.
Since 2016, Chavez has served as an administrator at CU Denver and serves on numerous community boards. Chavez is an alumnus of CU Denver with a Master in Political Science and Public Policy, and is working on a PhD in Urban Planning at CU Denver.
Chavez lives in Lakewood with his wife, former Denver City Councilwoman Judy Montero. Their daughter graduated from CU Denver in 2023. In his spare time, Chavez enjoys restoring and riding a 1977 Harley Davidson motorcycle that has been in his wife’s family for 40 years.