DENVER (AP) - Pueblo's Sen. Leroy Garcia will serve as president of a Colorado Senate taken over by Democrats in this week's election.
Garcia was chosen Thursday by the 19-member Democratic Senate caucus.
Democrats eliminated an 18-17 GOP majority in the 35-member chamber.
That completed a Colorado statehouse trifecta with Democrat Jared Polis' gubernatorial win and a hefty Democratic majority in the House.
Sen. Lois Court of Arapahoe County was named president pro-tem. Sen. Steve Fenberg of Boulder County and Sen.-elect Faith Winter of Westminster were elected majority leader and caucus chair, respectively.
Democrats will hold a 19-16 majority when the Senate next convenes in January.