Crisanta Duran

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Crisanta Duran
Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver).jpg
38th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Preceded by Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives
In office
January 2015 – January 2017
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 5th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2011
Preceded by Joel Judd
Personal details
Born August 23, 1980 (1980-08-23) (age 36)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Denver, Colorado
Alma mater University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
Profession Attorney

Crisanta Duran (born August 23, 1980)[1] is a legislator and the current Speaker of the House of Representatives in the U.S. state of Colorado.[2] Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2010, Duran represents House District 5, which encompasses part of northwest Denver.

Early life[edit]

Duran was born in Boulder, Colorado,[2] and was one of three children.[3] Duran's father worked at a tire shop before eventually becoming the president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union.[3] Duran graduated from the University of Denver in 2002, double-majoring in Spanish and public policy.[4] She earned a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado.[4]

Career[edit]

After law school, she became an attorney with the United Food and Commercial Workers.[5] In 2010, Duran won election to the Colorado House of Representatives for a seat based in western Denver.[5] Duran was elected as the Colorado House majority leader in November 2014.[6] In 2014, the Washington Post named Duran to its "40 under 40" list of rising political stars.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartels, Lynn (August 22, 2013). "Reps. Cristana Duran, Cory Gardner blow out the candles". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 3, 2016. Duran, a Denver Democrat, turns 33 Friday 
  2. ^ a b "Crisanta Duran". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b Bunch, Joey (25 July 2016). "Crisanta Duran, Colorado House Democratic leader, set to address DNC Thursday". The Denver Post. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Williams, Kevin (27 September 2012). "State Rep. Crisanta Duran dedicated to community service". University of Denver Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Aparicio, Diego (28 July 2015). "Crisanta Duran, a legacy that aims to all four Colorado corners". Denver Post. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Bartels, Lynn (November 14, 2014). "Colorado House Dems elect state's first all-female top leadership team". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Blake, Aaron (19 May 2014). "40 under 40". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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