State Rep. Paul Rosenthal is honored to be on two committees in the legislature. He serves on the Business and Labor committee and the Local Government Committee. On both he has helped pass bills that help create small business jobs and preserve the land, water and air of the State of Colorado.
Paul Rosenthal is a community activist in Southeast Denver. He is a special education, Economics, Civics, Geography, and U.S. History teacher at a youth correctional facility. For the past seven years, he has been an appointee by former Mayor Hickenlooper and now current Mayor Michael Hancock to the Denver Community Corrections Board, and he serves as Vice Chair. The board decides which offenders from prison may re-enter the community through Denver’s half-way houses. Rosenthal helped found the University Hills Neighborhood Association. For five years he served on the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Allied Jewish Federation.
Rosenthal envisioned and successfully led the effort to name the new Denver courthouse after his hero, former Denver Juvenile Court Judge Ben Barr Lindsey. As legislative director for the Pendulum Foundation, he built coalitions to pass fair juvenile justice legislation. Rosenthal was elected twice as a delegate to Democratic National Conventions, and was elected Secretary of the Denver Democratic Party and President of Colorado Stonewall Democrats.
Rosenthal earned his Master’s of International Management from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. He has worked for various businesses and law firms as well. Paul has attended Aish Denver synagogue in Greenwood Village for about 13 years. In his free time, Paul enjoys cooking exotic foods for friends, hiking, seeing films, and a good glass of wine.