Jessie Ulibarri

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Jessie Ulibarri
Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 21st district
In office
January 9, 2013 – January 11, 2017
Preceded by Betty Boyd
Succeeded by Dominick Moreno
Personal details
Political party Democratic

Jessie Ulibarri is an American politician from Commerce City, Colorado.[1] A Democrat, Ulibarri served four years in the Colorado Senate representing District 21 in Adams County.

Ulibarri was elected to the senate in 2012, beating Republican Francine Bigelow 64%-36%.[2] His candidacy was endorsed by the Colorado Conservation Voters and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He did not run for re-election in 2016.[3]

Ulibarri is openly gay. He is one of eight openly gay legislators,[4] alongside fellow senators Lucía Guzmán (D - SD 34) and Pat Steadman (D - SD 31), as well as representatives Mark Ferrandino (D - HD 2), Dominick Moreno (D - HD 32), Joann Ginal (D - HD 52), Paul Rosenthal (D - HD 9) and Sue Schafer (D - HD 24).


  1. ^ Senator Jessie Ulibarri | Colorado Democratic Party Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. ^ Ashley Reimers (November 7, 2012). "Ulibarri wins Senate 21 race". Thornton Sentinel. 
  3. ^ Ballotpedia. Retiring incumbents. Viewed: 2016-01-13.
  4. ^ Matthew Pizzuti (November 8, 2012). "First openly LGBT person to hold speaker's gavel in Colorado House". LGBTQ Nation. 

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