Betsy Markey

Born:April 27, 1956 (age 67)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2011
Education:B.A., University of Florida
M.A., American University

Betsy Markey represented Colorado's 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

Markey was born April 27, 1956, in Cresskill, New Jersey. She attended the University of Florida from 1974 to 1978 and graduated with a degree in political science.

Following graduation, Markey worked for a short period of time on the staff of United States Senator John A. Durkin (D-NH). She also worked for United States Congressman Herbert Harris (D-VA) as a caseworker/legislative assistant on one of the Congressman's subcommittees. Markey was also hired as a staff assistant to the vice president for development and planning at American University in 1981. While working at there, Markey completed her Master of Public Administration in 1983 from American University. In 1988, she co-founded a software firm, Syscom Services. In 2005, she was hired as the regional director of Colorado's North Central and Eastern Plains for Senator Ken Salazar; however, she resigned in May 2007 to campaign for U.S. representative.

In 2014 Markey ran for Colorado Treasurer but lost in the November elections.

For information on Markey's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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