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January 14, 2019


(Jan.14) – Following the recent vacancy from Sen. Jeff Bridges who also served as House co-whip, an election was held today to elect a new co-whip for the House Democrats. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, D-Adams County, was unanimously elected by her Democratic House colleagues to serve as co-whip alongside Rep. James Coleman, D-Denver.

“I’d like to thank my colleagues for their support and I look forward to working with co-whip Rep. Coleman on behalf of the members of the Democratic caucus,” said Rep. Benavidez. “We are focused on lowering the cost of health care, investing in education and expanding opportunity for people across our state.”

Rep. Benavidez serves on the House Judiciary and Finance committee. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez represents House District 32, which includes Commerce City and parts of unincorporated Adams County.

This is her second term serving in the state legislature.

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