Ian Silverii is the executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, as well as the resident progressive columnist for the Denver Post. Ian started his career in Colorado Politics in 2006 as a legislative aide in the State House of Representatives, and has since worked on every level of political campaigns in Colorado. Ian is the former executive director of the Colorado Democratic Party's House Majority Project as well as the former Chief of Staff to Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst. Ian grew up in New Jersey and moved to Colorado immediately upon graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Philosophy in 2007. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado with his wife, State Senator Brittany Pettersen, their son Davis James, and their dog Oliver Herschel.