Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Congressional District 1
Congresswoman Diana DeGette is serving her 12th term in Congress as Representative for the First District of Colorado. As Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s powerful and far-reaching Oversight and Investigations panel, an exclusive congressional committee with vast jurisdiction over health care, trade, business, technology, food safety, and consumer protection, she is one of the leading voices in the health care debate in this country. She also served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which conducts the oversight of, and investigations into, issues falling under the jurisdiction of the full committee. As a member of the Democratic leadership, she played a vital role in the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, has fought for tough food safety legislation, and was a key player in crafting a comprehensive consumer product safety bill.
A life-long Coloradan, U.S. Rep. DeGette is guided by traditional Western values. She’s also the author of the landmark Colorado Wilderness Act, which would protect and preserve pristine land across Colorado for generations to come. She has fought to enhance her constituents’ access to affordable quality health care, expand mass transit, improve transportation in the Denver area, clean up environmental waste sites, and improve opportunities for small business. business, technology, food safety, and consumer protection, she is one of the leading voices in the health care debate in this country. She also serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which conducts the oversight of, and investigations into, issues falling under the jurisdiction of the full committee. As a member of the Democratic leadership, she played a vital role in the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, has fought for tough food safety legislation, and was a key player in crafting a comprehensive consumer product safety bill.
Congressman Joe Neguse
Congressional District 2
Congressman Joe Neguse represents Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history.
Rep. Neguse was elected by his colleagues to serve as Co-Freshman Representative to Leadership in the 116th Congress, and in that capacity serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership Team. He also serves as one of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chairs and Liaison to New Members.
Before his election, he served in the Governor of Colorado’s Cabinet as the Executive Director of Colorado’s consumer protection agency. As one of the youngest people to serve as a state-Cabinet secretary at age 31, he achieved key victories, including the recovery of millions of dollars for consumers, investigations culminating in significant financial-fraud cases, the championing of legislation to combat financial fraud against seniors, and the launch of the state’s first online filing system for civil rights discrimination complaints.
Congressman Jason Crow
Congressional District 6
A former Army Ranger and lawyer, Jason Crow represents Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District in central Colorado including Aurora, much of the eastern Denver metropolitan area as well as portions of Centennial, Littleton, Brighton, and Highlands Ranch. The son of small business owners, Jason worked his way through college by joining the National Guard and working construction jobs. It was during his National Guard training that he first felt the call to serve and joined ROTC, ultimately graduating at the top of his class as the Distinguished Military Graduate.
Jason was commissioned as an Army officer upon which he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. During the invasion of Iraq, Jason led a platoon of paratroopers where he earned a Bronze Star for his combat actions. Following his tour in Iraq, Jason joined the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and served two more tours in Afghanistan, eventually achieving the rank of Captain. Jason lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife Deserai and two young children, Anderson and Josephine.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Congressional District 7
Whether it’s at the grocery store, coffee shop, dog park or on the phone, Ed’s priority is being accessible and responsive to the hardworking people in the 7th Congressional District.
Ed has deep roots in the 7th Congressional District and has lived in Jefferson County his entire life. His grandfather and father ran a concrete business (in what is now the 7th district) for decades. Ed attended Jefferson County public schools and then worked construction with his father during the summers while in law school at the University of Colorado. He chose to raise his family in the district where his three daughters also attended Jefferson County Public Schools. Ed currently lives in Golden with his wife Nancy, a public school teacher, and their three dogs: Tucker, Charlie and Winston.