Colorado State Representative Crisanta Duran Selected For Key Committee Assignments

Duran prepares to deliver on key issues in 2011

Online PR News – 17-December-2010 – – Denver —— House Minority Leader Sal Pace announced this week the Democratic committee assignments for the 2011 legislative session opening January 12.
Crisanta Duran, recently elected Representative from Colorado’s 5th District, was selected for two influential committee assignments: the Finance Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

“Receiving these two critical committee assignments will allow me to deliver on the key issues that are impacting people in my district and around Colorado,” said Ms. Duran. “It’s imperative that we get the economy revved up, that we support small businesses so that they can begin hiring again, and that we prepare our students for the 21st century global marketplace.”

In the 2010 general election, Ms. Duran won in convincing fashion, garnering over 76% of the vote. With the win, Ms. Duran is the youngest legislator and the only Latina at the State House. Colorado’s House District 5, which stretches from 7th and Speer to 54th and Colorado, represents the heart of Denver. The District’s neighborhoods include Lodo, Highlands, Capitol Hill, Sunnyside, and Globeville.

A native of Colorado, Ms. Duran has community ties to Northwest Denver that go back twenty years. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law after graduating from the University of Denver. In 2004, she assisted in now Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s U.S. Senate campaign, and was Political Director for Senator Mark Udall in his 2008 U.S. Senate campaign. Ms. Duran was elected to serve as President of the Colorado Young Democrats and was served as a Democratic National Convention Delegate.

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