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Irv Halter

Irv Halter

Counties Representing: El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller counties.

Irv Halter is a veteran of over 32 years in the United States Air Force where he was a combat veteran fighter pilot and rose to the rank of Major General. He and his wife of 43 years, Judy, are natives of southern New Jersey, growing up on family farms. After graduating from the Air Force Academy (and Judy from the University of Denver,) Irv’s career took them around the globe with over 14 years of overseas assignments, culminating in senior positions at the Academy, the National Reconnaissance Office, and Joint Staff in Washington, DC.

After retiring from the Air Force in 2009, the Halters returned to Colorado Springs. Halters joined Computer Sciences Corporation as the Vice President and General Manager for Air Force, NASA and Missile Defense Agency programs, providing IT and professional services valued at over three quarters of a billion dollars annually.

In July 2013, Halter left CSC to run for the 114th Congress in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. While he did not prevail, as a first-time candidate, Halter received over 105,000 votes in a race that gained positive national attention.

From 2015 to 2019, Halter served in the Hickenlooper Administration’s cabinet as executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. In that role, he directed the department’s efforts in providing technical assistance and resources to Colorado’s small and rural communities, as well as investments in affordable housing. The funds granted totaled over half a billion dollars during his tenure.

In addition to serving as the Transportation Commissioner for District 9, Halter serves on several non-profit boards including The Alliance Center, Springs Rescue Mission, and Wholly Kicks. He and Judy are also very active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Monument. They have one son, David, who works as an architect in Philadelphia.

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