Rep. Dominique Jackson
Dominique Jackson represents House District 42 in central Aurora. Rep. Jackson serves as Chairwomen for the newly formed Energy and Environment Committee. She also sits on the Health & Insurance Committee.
Rep. Jackson has volunteered extensively in her community. She was a member of the Aurora’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Housing & Community Development, which advises on projects and programs to create more quality, affordable housing; to help locally owned small businesses to get started and grow; and to promote quality of life for all Aurora residents.
She was co-chair of the Education and Advocacy subcommittee for Aurora@Home, a nonprofit that helps homeless Aurora families. She has also served on Denver’s Commission on Homelessness and Denver’s Sustainability Advisory Council; the Curriculum Advisory Council for Technical Communications, Journalism & Digital Media at Metropolitan State University, and a board member of El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores.
Representative Jackson is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. In her first term, she ran bills to reduce prescription drug cost and to build more affordable housing. She has also sponsored legislation to protect renters, crime victims and consumers. Representative Jackson has also supported measures including: raising the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
She also supports education funding, including universal pre-K; and quality healthcare for all Coloradans, regardless of income level.
Rep. Jackson spent more than a decade working as a television and radio news anchor and reporter in Colorado, California and Texas. She also launched her own communications consulting business where she helped nonprofit organizations and Colorado-based entrepreneurial startups tell their stories.
She worked her way through Metropolitan State University in Denver, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also has a certificate in sustainability management from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has the finish line in sight on a master’s degree in international and intercultural communications from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies.
She has also completed several leadership training courses including: Leadership Aurora, Leadership Denver, the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Institute and Emerge America.
Rep. Jackson is married to Wade Hansen and is the stepmother to two adult children.