Jane Norton was sworn in as Colorado’s 46th Lieutenant Governor in January of 2003. Prior to becoming the Lieutenant Governor, Norton was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), serving on the Governor’s Bioterrorism Advisory Committee, the Governor’s Disaster Emergency Council, and the Governor’s Task Force on Victim Support for the Columbine High School Tragedy. As the Executive Director of CDPHE, she created the Office of Suicide Prevention, with a special emphasis on teen suicide prevention. She also served as regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was a Member of the Colorado House of Representatives.
Norton earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Health Sciences from Colorado State University and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Regis University in Denver. Born and raised in Grand Junction, she is married to Mike Norton, former U.S. Attorney of Colorado and is the mother of two grown children.