Former Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien is a long-time advocate for young children and teens and has a history of innovative policy initiatives.
Prior to becoming Lt. Governor, O'Brien spent 16 years as president of the Colorado Children's Campaign, a statewide public policy and advocacy nonprofit organization. Her leadership has produced major statewide policy initiatives that increased funding for schools, created charter schools, expanded early childhood education, increased access to health care for uninsured children, reduced teen smoking and expanded after-school programs.
Barbara O'Brien and Dr. Richard O'Brien have been married for 36 years. They have lived in Colorado since 1982. They are parents to two grown sons, Jared and Connor, and live in Denver with their two dogs Tas and Tika.