Dafna Michaelson Jenet

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Dafna Michaelson Jenet
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Michaelson Jenet in 2018.
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 30th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2017
Preceded byJoAnn Windholz
Personal details
BornNovember 14, 1972
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Michael Jenet
ResidenceCommerce City, Colorado[1]
Alma materBA, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women[2] MBA, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business[2]
ProfessionPublic Speaker, Author[2]
WebsiteDafna for Colorado

Dafna Michaelson Jenet is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. She represents District 30, which covers a portion of Adams County. She was elected to her seat in 2016, unseating Republican incumbent JoAnn Windholz.

Jenet and her husband Michael direct the nonprofit Journey Institute. She published the book It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference in 2015. The book, which describes her yearlong tour of all 50 states in 2009, won an International Book Award in the social change category.[2][3]

Jenet serves on the House Finance Committee and the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee.[4]



Michaelson Jenet was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2016, defeating Republican incumbent JoAnn Windholz by a margin of 8 points.[5] In her first campaign for public office, Michaelson Jenet was one of 161 candidates across the country endorsed by President Obama. Her 2016 campaign was targeted by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee as one of 52 “essential races” around the country.[5]

Colorado State Legislature[edit]

2017 Legislative Session[edit]

In the 2017 legislative session, Michaelson Jenet worked on issues of veterans affairs, mental health, and housing.[5] She introduced a bill to create a statewide metric for Colorado's institutions of higher education to award college credit to veterans based on the skills and education they received while serving their country. The bill was chosen by House Speaker Crisanta Duran as one of the first five to be introduced in the session. The bill passed and was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper on June 1, 2017.[6]


  1. ^ "Dafna For Colorado HD30 2016". Dafna For Colorado HD30 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Dafna - HD 30". 13 August 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ Niedringhaus, Cassa (July 10, 2015). "15 Minutes With…International Book Award Winner Dafna Michaelson Jenet". 5280. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dafna Michaelson Jenet". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Dafna Michaelson Jenet". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ [1].

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