Karen Middleton (born February 24, 1966) is an American politician who served as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008 and 2008 to 2011.
Karen Middleton was born on February 24, 1966.
After a career as a development officer and project manager in the field of education, Middleton was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Education in 2004 and in 2006 won election to a two-year term.
In February 2008, Middleton was appointed as a state representative to fill the vacancy in Aurora, Colorado’s District 42 left by the resignation of Rep. Michael Garcia from the Colorado House of Representatives. Middleton was elected to a full term in 2008. In the 2010 election, Middleton withdrew her candidacy to accept a position in San Francisco, CA as president of Emerge America, and was succeeded in office by Rhonda Fields.
- B.A. in political science and women’s studies, Mount Holyoke College (1988)
- M.A. in political science, University of Colorado at Denver (1996)
- M.A. in higher education, University of Denver (2007)
Middleton earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1988, graduating with a B.A. in political science and women’s studies. While in college, she served as president and vice-president of Mount Holyoke’s Student Government Association and was elected baccalaureate speaker. After graduation, she worked for a year as the coordinator of regional activities at Dana Hall School, an all-girls school in Massachusetts, where she organized alumni events and groups. Afterwards, she joined the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington DC, as manager of development programs, raising funds for international programs.