ANNOUNCING THE 2021 OBAMA GALA AWARDS!

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 OBAMA GALA AWARDS!

Denver, CO – The Colorado Democratic Party has announced the 2021 award recipients at the 4th Annual Obama Gala (scheduled for Saturday, April 24 @ 5:00PM MT). These awards go to people who have distinguished themselves in their service to the Colorado Democratic Party.

“I want to extend our congratulations to all of the award winners! Colorado Democrats have achieved so much to build a better future for all Coloradans, and these leaders have all done exceptional work that has made a positive difference in our state,” said Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.

OBAMA GALA AWARD WINNERS

WINNERS – Democrats of the Year 

  • Governor Jared Polis
  • Congressman Jason Crow

WINNERS – Rising Star Awards

  • State Representative Iman Jodeh
  • State Representative David Ortiz

WINNER – Outreach Award

  • Lorena Garcia

WINNERS – Rural Outreach Awards

  • State Senator Kerry Donovan
  • Hon. Bri Buentello

WINNERS –  Volunteer of the Year

  • The Rox Production Team: (Sandi Ault, Tracy Kerns, Debbie McInnis, Jan Berger, Deb Schukar, Ron Shukar, John Miller, Gazala Hayes, Tyger Roch, Toni Tadolini, Kiya Cockrell, Butterfly White, Stephanie Courington, Tim Courington, Mike Dorsky)

WINNER –  Murphy Roberts Award (Young Volunteer of the Year)

  • Emi Cooper

WINNER – Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Secretary Ken Salazar

WINNERS – Chair’s Awards

  • Hon. Evie Hudak
  • Vita Lantz-Brown

OSSOFF AND PADILLA CONFIRMED AS SPEAKERS.

U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff (GA) and Alex Padilla (CA) have been confirmed as speakers for the 4th Annual Obama Gala! With Colorado being one of the important Senate flips that led to the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, it is exciting that we will have Senator Hickenlooper’s two fellow freshman Senators join the event to rally Colorado Democrats and celebrate the victories of the 2020 election.

BACKGROUND

  • The 2020 Obama Gala Award Winners were:
    • Joe Salazar (Democrat of the Year)
    • Tay Anderson (Rising Star Award)
    • Congressman Joe Neguse (Rural Outreach Award)
    • Omar Montgomery (Outreach Award)
    • Jeeva Senthilnathan (Murphy Roberts Award)
    • Kathy Ayala, Julia Bristor, Hashim Coates, Betsy Daniel (Volunteers of the Year)
    • Wellington Webb (Lifetime Achievement Award)
    • Carol Cure, Kevin Kuns (Chair’s Award)

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