Kerry Tipper is a Colorado native who represents HD28 in Lakewood. She is part of the new first year House Democrats. She serves as the vice-chair of the Finance Committee and also sits on the Judiciary Committee.
Though born in Colorado, Rep. Tipper spent parts of her early childhood in Costa Rica and Mexico. From a young age she alternated between the different cultures and languages of her parents. When she was six, she came back home to Colorado with her family.
She graduated from D’Evelyn High School in Jeff Co and went on to the University of Denver for college.
After graduation, she worked as a Spanish interpreter at an immigration law firm, and later went on to law school at Northeastern to become the first attorney in her family.
As an attorney, she represented victims of consumer fraud, discrimination, and civil rights violations. She worked with trafficking victims and survivors of domestic violence and helped hard-working families facing evictions and dealing with wage theft issues.
Most recently, she worked for the state of Colorado advising state agencies that regulate health care and keep Coloradans safe.