The Honorable Peter C.Groff

Peter C. Groff is the Principal and Chief Strategist at MCG2 Consulting, LLC. and is a noted public policy innovator, national policy and political analyst and leadership lecturer.

Groff has held senior level positions at all three levels of government and has more than 25 years of public service. He is currently serving as a policy and political consultant to numerous individuals and entities across the country. Before he began his consulting firm, Groff served as the first ever Visiting Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.  Prior to his tenure at Johns Hopkins, he was the Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education during the first term of President Barack H. Obama.  The Center was part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  During President Obama’s second term, the President also appointed Groff to the White House Commission on U. S. Presidential Scholars.

Groff served as the 47th President of the Colorado State Senate and was the first African American in Colorado to ascend to the post, and only the third African American in the nation’s history to hold the gavel as State Senate President.  Senator Groff, who was renowned as the “Conscience of the Senate,” served in the Colorado General Assembly for nearly ten years and passed landmark and visionary legislation in the areas of education, criminal justice and health care.

Before Groff’s service in the legislature and even during his tenure, he taught public policy and directed a policy center at the University  of Denver.

Born in Chicago, Senator Groff was raised in Denver. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands (Calif.), a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Denver.

President Groff Passed 89 Bills Into Law Including:

  • Reporting of Traffic Stops and Prohibiting Profiling
  • Requiring Child Passenger Restraint in Motor Vehicles
  • Application of Lottery Winnings Offset Restitution Owed in Criminal Cases
  • Concerning the Crime of Criminal Invasion Of Privacy
  • Creation State Charter School Institute
  • Concerning the Protection of  Rape Victim’s Identity
  • Prohibiting the Employ Sex Offenders As Guards 
  • Concerning Higher Ed Fixed Tuition And Fees
  • Concerning the Education For Children Of Incarcerated Parents
  • Concerning Child Legal Custody Court Procedures
  • Concerning Medical Assistance For Adopted Children
  • Establishing Annual Evaluation At-Risk Student Grant
  • Creation of the HIV & AIDS Prevention Grant Program
  • Establishing Health Disparities Grant Program Fund
  • Concerning the School Improvement Action Cycle for Low Performing Public Schools
  • Creation of the Office of Health Disparities in the Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Naming Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway
  • Creation of the Missing Senior Citizen Alert Program
  • Prohibition on the Smuggling of Humans into Colorado
  • Prohibition Against Trafficking in Humans
  • Creation of a Division in the Colorado State Patrol to Address Human Smuggling
  • Concerning Divestment Action by Certain Governmental Entities Against  Companies Financially Involved with the Government of Sudan
  • Concerning Measures to Prevent Mortgage Fraud
  • Continuation of the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund
  • The Regulation of Persons Participating in Mortgage Loan Transactions
  • The Extension of the Years for which a Taxpayer May Claim the Income Tax Credit for Child Care   Facilities.
  • Building Excellent Schools Today –  Concerning State Financial Assistance to Finance Public School Facility Capital Construction
  • Authorization of the “Innovation Schools Act of 2008”
  • Creation of the Education Innovation Institute at the University of Northern Colorado.