|Former U.S. Senator from Colorado|
From: January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2021
|Former U.S. Representative from Colorado's 4th Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Cory Scott Gardner (born August 22, 1974, age 46) was a U.S. Senator for Colorado, having served from 2015 to 2021. Before his election to the Senate, he served as the U.S. Representative for the 4th congressional district of state from 2011 until 2015, and in the Colorado House of Representatives for the 63rd district from 2005 until 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party.
On January 4, 2018, Gardner gave a speech on the floor of the Senate where he threatened to block all judicial nominations unless then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed his announced policy of enforcing federal laws against marijuana in the states where its use is legal under state law. Colorado is one of eight states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.