Colorado House Democrats

Rep. Daneya Esgar


Rep. Daneya Esgar is entering her third term in the Colorado House of Representatives. She serves as Chair of the Joint Budget Committee and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Esgar had many successes in the 2016 session including her work to allow unaccompanied homeless youth to be eligible for in-state tuition, to legalize rain barrels, to rebuild trust between police and the community, to prepare high school students for high-tech careers and to ensure Colorado economic recovery reaches everyone in Colorado.

The granddaughter of steelworkers and born and raised in Pueblo, Rep. Esgar is a graduate of Pueblo City Schools and Colorado State University-Pueblo. She has worked as a television news producer and a community organizer focusing on poverty and communities of color in Pueblo. She is known for her work on issues of equality, education, justice, and poverty.

Rep. Esgar lives with her wife, Heather Palm, in Pueblo.

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