|38th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives|
January 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Dickey Lee Hullinghorst|
|Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives|
January 2015 – January 2017
|Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 5th district
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Joel Judd|
|Born||August 23, 1980 (age 36)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
Crisanta Duran (born August 23, 1980) is a legislator and the current Speaker of the House of Representatives in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2010, Duran represents House District 5, which encompasses part of northwest Denver.
Duran was born in Boulder, Colorado, and was one of three children. Duran's father worked at a tire shop before eventually becoming the president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union. Duran graduated from the University of Denver in 2002, double-majoring in Spanish and public policy. She earned a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado.
After law school, she became an attorney with the United Food and Commercial Workers. In 2010, Duran won election to the Colorado House of Representatives for a seat based in western Denver. Duran was elected as the Colorado House majority leader in November 2014. In 2014, the Washington Post named Duran to its "40 under 40" list of rising political stars.
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Duran, a Denver Democrat, turns 33 Friday
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