The 71st General Assembly is underway and I am excited to be representing my hometown. A huge milestone was passed in Colorado politics with the nomination of Crisanta Duran to be this state's first Latina Speaker of the House. I am honored to work beside her this year.
I had a very busy week leading up to the start of session, starting with a trip to Minnesota for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. The NICD is a non-partisan organization with the goal of combating major issues in a cooperative and respectful manner. I had the privilege of training the Minnesota Legislature in ways to reach across the aisle and get important work done.
After that, I traveled to Baton Rouge for the National Agriculture Chair Summit. I collaborated with my fellow agriculture chairs from around the country on ways we can help the agriculture industry while also taking care of our planet.
Up next, I will be attending the National Western Stock Show. This 111 year old event works to strengthen American agriculture and celebrate western traditions.
You are all invited to this session's first community forum on January 28th from 10am-11:30am at the Harmony Library. As always, feel free to call me anytime at 970-231-5090 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.