Diane Mitsch Bush
House Representative
District 26 - EAGLE & ROUTT

Email Diane: diane.mitschbush.house@state.co.us | Call Diane: (303)866-2923


About Diane

Biography for Colorado House District 26 Candidate Diane Mitsch Bush (2012)

Born in St. Paul Minnesota February 17, 1950

Diane SkisShe earned her BA degree in Sociology, Summa Cum Laude (1975) and her PhD (1979) in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Routt County in 1976 because she loves to ski.

From 1982 to 1993, she commuted from Routt County to Fort Collins to teach at CSU.

She was awarded tenure at CSU by a unanimous Sociology Department vote in 1984. Diane strongly believes in community collaboration and public service to make our world a better place.

Professional Experience

Elected Office

Diane is House Representitive for House District 26 - Eagle and Routt Counties. She is seeking re-election in 2014 after an astounding first term.

Diane was elected as a County Commissioner in November 2006 with 58% of the vote county wide and 64% in the City of Steamboat Springs, and was sworn into office in January 2007. She was reelected in 2010 with no opposition.

Past Boards and Committees

Current Committees

Conference Papers and Book Chapter

Diane and MPFamily and Fun

Mitsch Bush and her husband Michael Paul love to alpine ski, backcountry powder and corn ski, nordic ski, rock climb and mountain bike. Michael has been a co-manager of ski and bike tuning and repair at Ski Haus in Steamboat Springs since 1980.